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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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US$50.20*
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“penguin parade” (876 reviews)
“penguins coming” (183 reviews)
“no photography” (140 reviews)
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Philips island with Go west tours. Convenient and quick booking can be done through the website. Paul G was the tour guide for my friends and me for the Philips Island tour. For good close-up views of the Penguins from the general viewing area,...More

1  Thank TengMeiLing
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The Little Penguins are so incredibly cute and the whole complex around them on Phillip Island to preserve and protect them and their environment is well developed and delivered. Access is easy and the whole evening is just charming. Big shout out to our ranger...More

1  Thank Happyhiuse1
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Our experience had pros of watching these beautiful gentlemen called penguin but cons of program was the distance from which it is allowed. Difference between normal and premium tickets is primarily difference from which you can see penguins. Though touching them, going nearby or clicking...More

Thank somsontravel
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed only saw about 40 penguins in the parade. Apparently there were heaps in the VIP section so maybe in the breeding months like August pay to go in the more expensive areaMore

Thank Taniabusby
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Taniabusby Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm sorry you didn't see more penguins. They do come up at various locations across the beach, and the numbers crossing within view of the General Viewing...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, fun, informative, great value, excellent experience. Food is available, shopping, heaps of car parks - we all loved it.

Thank SteveMorrison777
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we are on our way home from the penguin parade without actually seeing the penguins. It's an absolute shambles! We got there early as advised, got great seats and then 15 minutes later were told to go back to the centre because of the...More

2  Thank chelle1983
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear chelle1983 Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm sorry it was such a negative experience for you. We certainly do monitor the weather quite closely, and the safety of our visitors is paramount. As...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

I recently visited this place with friends. It is one of the major attractions in Melbourne. It is located quiet far from the city but worth going.The penguin parade over here is world famous and penguins start coming out from the sea around 6 pm...More

Thank rea2der
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were picked up by Steve with AAT at Federation Square. The bus ride was very comfortable and he was delightfully informative. Next was the only bad part of the tour-Maru Wild Animal Park. This was a horribly overused and cramped excuse for an animal...More

Thank Kagmotown
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Recently visited the penguin parade and it was very good! Facilities on site were fantastic with reasonably priced hot and cold food and beverages. The penguins were incredible and came in in abundance. The rangers were really helpful. However, despite numerous times the rangers explaining...More

1  Thank Clemmy C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Checking out the little penguins is something that you simply need to do when you venture down to Phillip Island. I scoffed at the thought of having to pay $25 to sit in the freezing cold and waiting until dark to maybe see some penguins......More

Thank HowellyBear
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear HowellyBear Thank you for your review and feedback of your visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm glad you had such a great experience. The penguins are indeed very cute to watch, and it's great that our rangers provided you some entertaining and informative...More

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Amanda M
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Response from Graeme J | Reviewed this property |
A tour company based in Melbourne called Bunyip Tours
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stebuf
2 December 2017|
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Response from Marleo1 | Reviewed this property |
No, the Penguins come to shore all year round
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Response from cowesgirl | Reviewed this property |
You are asked to get there about an hour before the penguins are due in and it will be about another hour of viewing once the first penguin comes out of the water, depending on numbers. Don’t rush, enjoy the walk back to the... More
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