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  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • One of largest penguin colonies in Australia
  • Take a waddle on the wild side
  • Only 90 minutes from Melbourne
  • Experience the magic of little penguins
  • View groups of penguins coming to shore

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade Entry

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Witness one of Australia's cutest displays of wildlife with a ticket to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade and see groups of Little Penguins coming ashore. With an entry ticket to the parade, you'll get an up-close look at these fragile and beautiful creatures as they make their way up the beaches of Victoria's lovely Phillip Island as the sun sets; it's a display of nature at its finest that you simply won't find inside a zoo. The sheer quantity of the penguins is amazing, and you'll see hundreds of them coming out of the sea as they head towards their burrows, all viewed from the comfort of the nearby viewing boardwalk.

If you're a nature lover, then this is one of Australia's true animal bucket-list items, all easily accessible within 90 minutes from Melbourne. A magical display of wildlife at work, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade is an attraction that both adults and kids alike will love - so book your entry tickets online today! Please note: this option is for entry only; does not include transport from Melbourne.

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Inclusions

  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade

3 Park Pass with general viewing

  • Penguin Parade single
  • Koala Reserve single entry
  • Churchill Island single entry

3 Park Pass with penguins plus

  • Penguin Parade single
  • Koala Reserve single entry
  • Churchill Island single entry

Exclusions

  • Transfer from Melbourne

Extras

  • Penguin Plus - VIP penguin viewing platform (Subject to availability)

Highlights

  • See wild penguins at the world-famous Penguin Parade, Phillip Island
  • Experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset
  • One of largest penguin colonies in Australia
  • Only 90 minutes from Melbourne
  • Enjoy viewing time up close on the boardwalk
  • Education and nature awareness for kids

Time

  • Penguins arrive at sunset every night of the year. Click here for the penguin arrival time calendar to help plan your visit

Additional Information

  • Children under 4yrs old can travel free of charge

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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Shanil Kumar 11 months ago
Great experience. Thanks, we booked in advance. It was sold out before we arrived. Entry and parking were excellent. Penguins arrived on time. Had heaps of time viewing on the beach and up close on the boardwalk. Perfect season. Educational and nature awareness for kids. Relaxing night out while on the Island.
How can you have a bad experience when penguins are so cute
Amanda Kocaj 10 months ago

How can you have a bad experience when penguins are so cute! Purchasing and picking up tickets was EASY - just pick them up at the entrance. Make sure to wear WARM clothing, it gets chilly at night and the penguins didn't come out until it was very dark out. Make sure to spend some time at the boardwalk looking at the penguins they are more up close there.

Great experience
Shanil Kumar 11 months ago

Great experience. Thanks, we booked in advance. It was sold out before we arrived. Entry and parking were excellent. Penguins arrived on time. Had heaps of time viewing on the beach and up close on the boardwalk. Perfect season. Educational and nature awareness for kids. Relaxing night out while on the Island.

The booking process was simple
Saravanan Lokanathan 11 months ago

The booking process was simple, and we got our tickets from the counter easily. The booking gave us all the instruction on how to call the centre to inform them about the booking. I booked and the called immediately and the centre already had my booking. Overall the process was simple and easy to use.

We booked the Phillip Island Penguin Parade General Admission tickets
Shahnawaz Chundrigar 11 months ago

We booked the Phillip Island Penguin Parade General Admission tickets. After booking the tickets, when you reach there, they will hand over the tickets on the counter. At the entrance, it says what time you can expect to see the Penguins. We went on December, 28 and the arrival time was around 9-05 pm. It was an amazing experience to view the little Penguins coming out of the sea and walking towards their home. In summary, simple to purchase and easy to use.

The whole event is well managed within impressive facilities
Graeme Watterws 11 months ago

The whole event is well managed within impressive facilities. However, it is necessary to be there early to be assured of a good seat. Having obtained a good seat, there is then the double problem of the very confined seat becoming very uncomfortable through multiple hours of waiting while having little or no distraction from that discomfort. The best viewing, in my opinion, is not seeing the dimly lit distant view of the birds making landfall, but on departing the stands, viewing birds seeking their burrows behind the stands and beside the walkways.

It was lovely sitting on the bench while waiting for the penguins to arrive - looking at the sea and listening to the sound of the waves
Lynn Magallon 1 year ago

It was lovely sitting on the bench while waiting for the penguins to arrive - looking at the sea and listening to the sound of the waves. Seeing the penguins very close in the boardwalk was amazing! They were very cute. Facilities were great! Lots of fun too for kids at the centre.

A must-go
Xiangyi Kong 2 years ago

A must-go! Great experience. I am not sure if the plus is worth the extra cost, though. The cafe is really crowded and the waiting time can be long. Please do bring thick clothing to keep yourself and kids warm. a few cups of hot chocolate can be helpful.

Was very nice
Kannan Nagappan 2 years ago

Was very nice. But had chosen the corners for viewing. The front centre place was hidden by peoples who were standing and kneeling and watching. Nice weather. Be sure to bring a jacket due to the cold wind. Better to be there at least 2 hours before. You can relax in the shopping area.

Amazing to see so many little penguins
Velda Carey 2 years ago

Amazing to see so many little penguins! They are so cute. There weren't as many on this second trip as we saw last time we came (Oct 2015), but this was expected due to the time of year. What a wonderful job the park rangers do here to keep the penguins in their natural habitat as much as possible. Thank you!

We took the Penguin Parade general admission ticket
Vikas Vijayrania 2 years ago

We took the Penguin Parade general admission ticket. Booking was seamless and staff on arrival were friendly and very helpful. Parade itself was hampered by rain but it was lovely to see them running back to their burrows after the parade, that was the highlight of the parade.

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Claire Jinnette Phillip Island Nature Parks

Witness the natural spectacle of the world’s smallest penguins arriving home at sunset each evening on Phillip Island. Watch as they emerge from the waves and waddle across the sand to the safety of their burrows. .

Spend some time on the boardwalks after the penguins have arrived to get some up close views of the penguins near their burrows.
Need help with your booking? Contact Us enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: 21EE

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