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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 50.02*
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience
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USD 33.55*
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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and...
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USD 126.98*
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Phillip Island Tour Including Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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We did the secondary level in price. Only 300 people in the area. It was excillent. Would encourage everyone to do it this way. Great for all ages.

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Maree H
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A couple of years ago this was still a wonderful family attraction with people sitting quietly in awe of nature's beauty, watching cute helpless penguins emerge from the ocean. These days the show is packed well beyond reasonable capacity with shouting tourists and screaming toddlers. A lot of visitors pay no respect to the prohibition of photo and video taking,... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

While we did enjoy the experience I don't feel it is value for money. Unfortunately the penguins plus seating was fully booked so we had to go with the basic grand stand viewing. The area is large and you can move around abit but we were disappointed with the amount of penguins that actually came up especially as we could... More 

Thank Rubydooby84
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

What must have been a very natural habitat for the penguins has turned into a money making tourist attraction with huge car park , shop and cafe situated on the site . Viewing is now restricted to 50 minutes after which time you are told the lights will go out and you are herded back along the boardwalk to the... More 

Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We did the secondary level in price. Only 300 people in the area. It was excillent. Would encourage everyone to do it this way. Great for all ages.

Thank Maree H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I visit the penguin parade national park on Phillip Island and i loved it!! The little things are so cute and walks by really close! Make sure you check the timings before going and get there well in advance to get a good seat! Get a seat right on the beach close to the side to see the balls of... More 

Thank Isabel B
Logan City, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went with many others to watch these gorgeous birds coming out of the water. The place is well organised,with lots of rangers there to help you.THERE IS NO PHOTOGRAPHY OF PENGUINS AS IT FRIGHTENS THEM, so many people took no notice which is a shame.

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Lemon Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We spent a week on Phillip Island and bought a pass for three of the Nature Park attractions. These included the Koala Park, the Heritage Farm and the Penguin Parade. The first two were very worthwhile and educational but the last was the crème de la crème. We were able to see the tiny blue penguins march from the ocean... More 

Thank Gene B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Even on a warm day you will need to wrap up in layers for this experience, the wind on this part of the island is bracing and relentless. Get down there early to get the best spots to see the penguins come in. Book early so that you can do the Penguins plus as this was booked out even though... More 

Thank beaustravels
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a great experience if you're up to the 2+ hour bus ride from Melbourne. The penguins don't start coming ashore until just after sundown, so it makes for a long day if you're visiting from the city of Melbourne. It was awesome to be able to witness close to a thousand penguins come ashore and march within 10... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had the cheapest tickets available and got there early. The stands were empty except of course the first few rows. There was a full high tide and because of this the parade on the beach was only short and off in the distance. We then moved to the boardwalks where we saw lots of Penguins right up close

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