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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy place the penguins are adorable , cold on the beach so rug up, during the day you can see penguins in the dunes closer look at them. Well worth it. Good shop with gifts for all ages, really you can’t go to Phillip...More

Thank marknkaye
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely night out. Lots of people there. Wished there was more info on the penguins rather then the house keeping speeches. Next time we will go the penguins plus. Being June it was freezing cold but it didnt worry us. Take a thermos, food ques...More

Thank Macalemoo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worthwhile experience. Went with a tour, it is worth paying extra for premium seating as you get to see the penguins up close when they come in from the beach. Penguins come in at sunset. There is a café on-site.

Thank Nathalie D
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were plenty of penguins to see. We paid the extra for penguin plus, it was worth the extra cost. The joy and excitement on our grandsons face was well worth it.

Thank KLC18
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the evening we attended the parade the rain was torrential and there was thunder and lightening this didn’t damper our spirits though. We only paid for general admission where lots of people are on concrete steps looking out to the beach. For the best...More

Thank pickle2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a very interesting trip with Grayline to Churchill Island and onto Phillip Island to see the main attraction, which was the little penguins doing their ‘parade’ and returning from the sea to their nests. The rangers at the site were great and good to...More

Thank Hazmur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Penguins are great and worth paying to see in the bunker, however the visitor centre is almost purely a commercial move. Not a great deal of information on hand or displays.

Thank Antony L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience watching the little blue penguins walk by us eye to eye with just a sheet of glass and about 1 foot of open space between us and them. Rain the day before created a rare pool of water where they...More

1  Thank Ashes-OZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place so ....much. We went on 14/9/18 and the weather was just perfect! This added to the awesome beauty of the whole experience. We took the penguin parade plus package , good vantage viewing points and the adorable, li’l penguins gave us a...More

Thank rOza11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ranger was knowledgeable the VIP is only for 10 people. Start with a talk in the office with coffee and nibbles, the coffee was only like warm, and other cold drinks offered then walked to the skybox with binoculars to watch the penguins arrive....More

Thank Jill F
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Cinta A
27 March 2018|
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Response from 892dianal |
We were there in February and it was hot in Melbourne and cool on Phillips Island,the fog was rolling in. The penguins start landing on at sunset and we spent about an hour watching them arrive on the beach and another 1/2... More
Sue M
16 March 2018|
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Response from Alex J | Reviewed this property |
if the grandparents are from Australia they can get a discount for being seniors and depending the ages of the kids tjey might not be adult prices either. look for a family pass. I went with 4 adults and it was $103 in... More
Marina L
26 February 2018|
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Response from simonboley | Reviewed this property |
the earlier the better as they come in at sunset but to get a good viewing i would go for 45 minutes prior to sunset..