Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,610 contributions
Try to get there early
Oct. 2021
The Little Penguins came ashore at sunset after a day at sea fishing. Try and get up close, they are indeed little. They look like perfect gentlemen in black and white dinner suits returning home after a night out on the town. The time the penguins actually arrive depends on the season; sunset is much earlier in winter. please do not take photos, the flash damages the penguins' eyes and you won't get a useful shot, anyway. By the way, if you take a coach tour, the drivers will start gunning their engines as soon as the first penguins start coming ashore.'
Written 5 October 2021
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Nicola H
Wodonga, Australia19 contributions
Worth the weather!
Aug. 2021 • Family
Such a fun experience! We did Penguin Plus and it was definitely worthwhile! The staff were so lovely, too. And the little penguins! So gorgeous. We even saw a bandicoot!
Written 6 August 2021
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Mitch Dickerson
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
School Holidays Treat!
May 2021
Great start to the parade but too far away they looked like pin heads on the sand and hardly any my grandchildren were so disappointed
Written 23 July 2021
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Lory
Canberra, Australia59 contributions
Penguins on Parade
Jun. 2021 • Family
Had a lovely time. Got there early and sat right at the front. Remember to bring your warm coat and something to sit on. The sunset was beautiful. We didn’t see hundreds of them land on the beach but about 80. However, when you walk back and see them in their habitat and chatting and walking and greeting each other - that was the best part! No photos allowed after sunset.
Written 1 July 2021
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John M
64 contributions
Spend the extra and see the penquins from the underground viewing area or the penquin plus grandstand area
May 2021 • Couples
Worth a visit to see the little penquins. We booked the underground viewing and we had penquins walking past us at eye level. Would recommend this experience as you are indoors away from the weather. After about a while we then venture out to the penquin plus seating area and viewed the penquins going from the beach to their habitats. I would highly recommend spending the extra on the underground viewing or penquin plus area as you see a lot more penquins then on the general grandstand area. The seats are more comfortable as well as you seated on wooden area instead of concrete.
Written 22 May 2021
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AdamLeaves
Canberra, Australia458 contributions
They built two grandstands where the penguins used to go up
Apr. 2021
So they built two grand stands where the penguins used to come up. And so the penguins decided not to go up there anymore. So you sit in the grand stand and a few come by while thousands head up further along the beach where the rich people sit on there private tours.

My question is: Since the grand stands are obviously having an impact, why don't they pull them down?
Written 20 May 2021
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Brodie P
Newcastle, Australia123 contributions
Fun for all ages
May 2021 • Couples
I grew up in the area and last attended as a small kid. Coming back as a adult was a lot of fun. The nature park is easy too navigate. The structural appearance of the main building is lovely. And there is plenty too do inside the centre and learn about prior to the penguins arriving. Watching the penguins come in off the beach will bring a smile too everyone’s faces. But after the penguins stay and wander the boardwalks and observe the penguins that is really special. Don’t forget too buy a drink or a keepsake because it helps support the penguins. Another good idea is too bring a blanket too sit on top of too stop the cold coming up.
Written 18 May 2021
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Nick B
2 contributions
Excellent Viewing
May 2021 • Family
Another great experience, definitely recommend doing the penguin plus option or any other experience above that one, it was definitely cold so rug up but an enjoyable night watching these guys. To bad you can’t take photos, but I understand why...
Written 15 May 2021
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MBTraveller_13
Perth, Australia19 contributions
Fabulous experience
May 2021 • Family
Visiting Melbourne for a wedding - we thought we would make the 90 minute drive so our young boys could see the penguins.

The staff at the Visitors Centre were very polite and welcoming. Lots of information and areas to play for the kids before we ventured down to the beach. Amazing seeing the penguins group on the beach before running into the dunes.

Walking along the boardwalk back to the visitors centre was even more amazing with very close up views of the penguins still heading home.

Very pleasantly surprised with the price of souvenirs in the gift shop.

Overall a great evening
Written 14 May 2021
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Susan
Florida Keys, FL9 contributions
Posh Penguins provided us with a great private tour of Phillip Island for my husband and I
May 2021
Sorry, trying to write my review in the title bar arghhhhh. Need more coffee! We came here via a private tour. Advised to upgrade to the Penguins plus. We were also given warm blankets and a seat cushion. Everyone else was sitting on the cold concrete. I felt like a queen! The Penguins were so cute. You can get up really close to them. Just be sure to turn off you’re flash!

Also side note, we had dinner in the cafe before going to see the Penguins. I gotta say, it’s incredibley expensive for a main meal. Watch out!
Written 8 May 2021
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