We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

Features Animals
Book In Advance
All photos (1,085)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“penguin parade”(968 reviews)
“penguins coming”(213 reviews)
“no photography”(146 reviews)
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
Ways to Experience Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
from US$107.30
More Info
from US$50.00
More Info
from US$62.90
More Info
from US$95.50
More Info
Reviews (4,236)
Filter reviews
3,771 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews penguin parade penguins coming no photography viewing area phillip island penguins walk general viewing cute penguins general admission warm clothes every night taking photos front row seats arrive early pay the extra ultimate adventure amazing sight
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,771 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Close up wonderful, heartwarming views of Australian Wildlife some in their natural surroundings. Educational boards and awe inspiring talks by rangers not forgetting the wonderful animals themselves being natural and relaxed. Start your day when the first Park/Reserve opens so you can fit it all...More

Thank M M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the general admissions, arrived early and were patiently waiting for the penguins.....then bus load after bus load of international tourists arrived. There were literally thousands of people. The parks guide did his best to manage their appalling behaviour. Despite this, person after...More

Thank MelindaRick
Reviewed yesterday

5 stars for the penguins, considerably fewer for the humans. This is nature shown to the masses, with a bigger facility being built. Steel yourself for many tour busses bringing many people, many of whom just don't care about the well being of the penguins....More

Thank vwp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great nature visit with the Family. Need to be ready with the winter cold and must br properly dressed especially at the beach deck.

Thank ErangaW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent the evening here at the end of October, and we had THE BEST TIME. We booked the Penguins Plus premium seating, and got there early enough to be right in the front. We saw hundreds of little blue penguins walking by about a...More

1  Thank amflhu88
Reviewed 6 days ago

Probably we were unlucky the evening we went, but there were fewer penguins than usual, according to the rangers. We sat in the cold, the view of the sunset was beautiful, but there were almost no penguins coming to the shore. We were able to...More

Thank C_Vale_C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Penguin Parade on a Sunday evening during the Melbourne Cup long weekend. We rang up and were told we could book online (which we did) and that the ideal time to turn up was 7pm. We pulled up into carpark just...More

Thank 87jemmab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok. So you pay at the turist center in town. You go down to the penguin area. And this is a stadium. With buses and tons of people coming that for a second I thought we are going to see some sort of sports show....More

Thank 30mikif
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pay the extra to get the best seats in the first seating area. We were only 30 cms from these beautiful creatures. Watching mother nature and her tiny penguins was a highlight of our holiday.

Thank Dissapointed106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its pretty windy in the evening there, we went there early to occupy a good seat expecting good view of penguins swim back from oceans. I have come here before 2 years ago, but this time i did not see as many penguins as last...More

Thank Austinlyh
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Island Break Cottages
6 reviews
7.35 km away
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island
1,087 reviews
9.08 km away
Island Breeze Resort
7 reviews
9.13 km away
Arthur Phillip Motor Inn
79 reviews
9.56 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 114 nearby restaurants
The Shed Phillip Island
15 reviews
4.98 km away
Smiths Beach General Store
45 reviews
9.57 km away
Island Whole Foods
102 reviews
10.06 km away
Nordic Kantine
62 reviews
10.00 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 77 nearby attractions
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
334 reviews
7.26 km away
The Nobbies Centre
874 reviews
2.77 km away
Bimbadeen Phillip Island
40 reviews
5.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from nonduplume | Reviewed this property |
h there do a guided tour. Under cover is great if raining, but seeing them form a raft, and then get a run up, get nervous and rung back to the water is the best.
October 23, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Pat P | Reviewed this property |
Prnguins are so cute anyone would love to touch them, unfortunately, we are not allowed to touch them. Penguins are for our eyes only. :)
Cinta A
March 27, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from JenniferTaylor1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be cold, so wrap up, but it is an experience of a life time so don't be put off. There are a lot of people there but it's very well organised. There are plenty of other things to see on Philip Island so I... More