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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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+61 3 5951 2800
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USD 46.86*
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience
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USD 33.27*
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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and...
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USD 128.87*
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Phillip Island Tour Including Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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So magic but so crowded

Magic, there is no other word. Seeing these little penguins coming out of the water and then seeing them 50 cm from you is a wonderful and incredible experience. The only problem... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Magic, there is no other word. Seeing these little penguins coming out of the water and then seeing them 50 cm from you is a wonderful and incredible experience. The only problem is that you cannot take any picture and I am doing videos everywhere I go and was very frustrated. The main problem was visiting during the Chinese New... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience! I'd recommend doing a guided ranger tour because you get to hear all this information about the penguins from a biologist (in small groups of 10) and see the penguins up close. Definitely a highlight of my trip!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Penguin PIE Pass was a good opportunity to see some cute locals. The pass was purchased a few months in advance which was great as when we went to pick up the tickets as the penguin passes were sold out for the session we were attending. We arrived at the location and we decided to eat dinner at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Need I say more? When I heard there was a place near Melbourne where you could see penguins appear from the ocean, I knew I had to witness it for myself. As most of you are probably wondering, don’t penguins only live in really cold places? Nope, these are a different species than the ones in Antarctica. Also, is it... More 

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Thank Wendy H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nature at its best-OBSERVE penguins as they come out of the surf at night and watch as they come into the beach and walk to their burrows.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely, the Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon that everyone should see...but it also takes some preparation/timing and luck to endure the crowds and elements to see the penguins. Our visit was in November so your weather conditions will vary. We relied on a large tour bus company to bring us up from Melbourne and the general arrangements were successful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The penguin parade is absolutely amazing. Upon arrival you enter through the visitors centre, it had toilets, gift shop and cafeteria. Exiting the visitors centre, the board walks lead to the seating area. You can see the penguin houses along he boardwalks. The bleachers get very crowded. When it gets dark the penguins come out of the ocean in groupings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did this as a kid and this time took my wife. What more to say - Phillip Island is known for this so it's a must do...,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bought a general admissions ticket which got me into the general beach stands. As the rangers pointed out, sit along the sides of the stand or on the sand. If you sit on the sand beware of all the tourists that will suddenly rush onto you or in front of you when the penguins start coming out of the water.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, the ocean and landscape around Phillip Island is stunning so go early enough to enjoy the visitor center and the boardwalk near the ocean. Then, the penguin parade begins near dark and what an amazing spectacle to watch hundreds of penguins coming out of the water and waddling up the hill to their burrows. This is just magical and... More 

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