Phillip Island Penguin Parade Premium Viewing Experience

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Hrs - 2 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • See little penguins up-close as they waddle along the Parade’s most popular pathway
  • Watch as they emerge from the waves, then waddle across the beach toward their burrows in the dunes
  • Upgrade to VIP experience for the exclusive guided tour and start your experience with a gourmet snack and drink
  • Take the Ultimate Penguin Tour and venture out to a secluded beach away from the Penguin Parade
Most Recent Review

  • 6 Jul 2018
    have ranger explaining the information, count the penguin together with the ranger in the middle near the standard stands, and go to the plus side to watch the penguin closely to finish off... much more experience than just go to watch at one place. so if you don't mind spending a bit more money, and support the group to help to preserve the place for the penguin, go for the VIP one.

US$ 38.79

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  • Penguin Plus

    Package Details
    • The Penguins Plus viewing platform mirrors the coves of Phillip Island’s spectacular southern coastline and offers visitors unprecedented, up-close viewing of the little penguins

    Inclusive Of:

    • Penguin plus viewing ticket

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses

    US$ 38.79

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    Package Details
    • The Penguins Plus viewing platform mirrors the coves of Phillip Island’s spectacular southern coastline and offers visitors unprecedented, up-close viewing of the little penguins

    Inclusive Of:

    • Penguin plus viewing ticket

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses
  • Underground Viewing

    Package Details
    • Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins in their natural habitat through an underground viewing window, with the comfort and convenience of being indoors, undercover and out of the elements

    Inclusive Of:

    • Penguin parade underground viewing ticket

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses

    US$ 49.89

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    Package Details
    • Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins in their natural habitat through an underground viewing window, with the comfort and convenience of being indoors, undercover and out of the elements

    Inclusive Of:

    • Penguin parade underground viewing ticket

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses
  • Penguin VIP Tour

    Package Details
    • Children aged 0-11 are not permitted on this VIP Tour
    • Enjoy a prime elevated location overlooking the beach, where you can participate in the nightly penguin count with the head ranger
    • Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hour but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
    • Ability to climb a single flight of stairs is required
    • Commentary delivered in English only

    Inclusive Of:

    • Exclusive entry to VIP Skybox to view penguin parade
    • English guided commentary
    • Use of binoculars
    • Gourmet snacks and drink

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses

    US$ 61.00

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    Package Details
    • Children aged 0-11 are not permitted on this VIP Tour
    • Enjoy a prime elevated location overlooking the beach, where you can participate in the nightly penguin count with the head ranger
    • Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hour but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
    • Ability to climb a single flight of stairs is required
    • Commentary delivered in English only

    Inclusive Of:

    • Exclusive entry to VIP Skybox to view penguin parade
    • English guided commentary
    • Use of binoculars
    • Gourmet snacks and drink

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses
  • Guided Ranger Tour

    Package Details
    • Children aged 0-11 are not permitted on this Guided Ranger Tour
    • Seat at the beachfront viewing stand
    • Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hour but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
    • Commentary delivered in English only
    • Ability to ascend/descend stairs is required

    Inclusive Of:

    • Beachfront seat to view penguin parade
    • English guided commentary via headset
    • Use of binoculars

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses

    US$ 61.19

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    Package Quantity

    Package Details
    • Children aged 0-11 are not permitted on this Guided Ranger Tour
    • Seat at the beachfront viewing stand
    • Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hour but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
    • Commentary delivered in English only
    • Ability to ascend/descend stairs is required

    Inclusive Of:

    • Beachfront seat to view penguin parade
    • English guided commentary via headset
    • Use of binoculars

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses
  • Ultimate Penguin Tour

    Package Details
    • Children aged 0-15 are not permitted on this Ultimate Penguin Tour
    • Reasonable fitness level is required to climb stairs, walk on sand and rocks at night, and sit still for up to 45 minutes
    • Appropriate footwear must be worn, no slip on shoes or heels
    • Jacket must be dark and non-reflective if you bring your own
    • No Photography or flashlights, and mobile phones must be turned off
    • Wearing contact lenses instead of spectacles may make the use of night scopes easier for visitors who have this option
    • Tour duration approximately 2-2.5 hours but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
    • Commentary delivered in English only

    Inclusive Of:

    • Viewing penguin parade on a secluded beach
    • Walk back to the Penguin Parade visitor centre through the heart of the penguin colony
    • Use of high-tech night vision scopes
    • Waterproof jacket
    • English guided commentary via headset

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses

    US$ 68.35

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    Package Details
    • Children aged 0-15 are not permitted on this Ultimate Penguin Tour
    • Reasonable fitness level is required to climb stairs, walk on sand and rocks at night, and sit still for up to 45 minutes
    • Appropriate footwear must be worn, no slip on shoes or heels
    • Jacket must be dark and non-reflective if you bring your own
    • No Photography or flashlights, and mobile phones must be turned off
    • Wearing contact lenses instead of spectacles may make the use of night scopes easier for visitors who have this option
    • Tour duration approximately 2-2.5 hours but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
    • Commentary delivered in English only

    Inclusive Of:

    • Viewing penguin parade on a secluded beach
    • Walk back to the Penguin Parade visitor centre through the heart of the penguin colony
    • Use of high-tech night vision scopes
    • Waterproof jacket
    • English guided commentary via headset

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Other personal expenses
What To Expect

Just outside of Melbourne you'll find the famous penguin parade where you get to see thousands of the smallest penguins in the world venture out from the water to their burrows. As you arrive at Phillip Island a few hours before sunset, watch these little penguins return to their home on shore after a day out fishing. It's truly magical to see so many creatures waddle their way back to the beach. You can select a variety of viewing experience packages such as Penguin Plus where you'll view them on a platform, the Underground Viewing where you'll view through an underground window with the comfort of being indoors, or for the more adventurous, the Ultimate Penguin Tour where you'll get to sit at the beachfront and watch these little penguins up-close and personal. Don't miss a chance to experience this exciting phenomenon when visiting Melbourne!

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Get a fantastic view of the Penguin Parade from the underground viewing
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 4-14
  • Infants aged 0-3 can join Penguin Plus and Underground Viewing for free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder
  • Children aged 0-11 are not permitted to the Penguin VIP or Guided Ranger Tour
  • Children aged 0-15 are not permitted to Ultimate Penguin Tour
  • Video and photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade or any of the Penguin viewing options
  • The penguins are wild birds. Numbers and arrival times will vary with the life-cycle activity and weather
  • If you are planning a visit from mid-December to late January, or during long weekends or school holidays, please allow extra travel time as the traffic can get busy
  • The Penguin Parade occurs every evening at sunset for a duration of 1 hour. Visitors must arrive at the visitor centre before the Penguins cross the beach, however to experience all the activities and attractions, it is recommended that you arrive at least 1-2 hours before sunset
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • You must present your voucher and exchange it for a physical admission ticket
  • Photo identification must be presented for ticket exchange

Meet Up Information:

  • Please arrive at Phillip Island Nature Park at least 1 hour before the penguin parade
  • Time: see Penguin Arrival Time Calendar for estimated penguin arrival times thoughout the year
  • Location: Visit Center, Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Victoria 3922

Opening hours:

  • 10:00am to one hour after penguin arrival time
Penguin arrival time calendar
  • January: 8:45pm
  • February: 8:30pm
  • March: 8:00pm
  • April: 7:00pm DST (6:00pm non DST)
  • May: 5:30pm
  • June: 5:15pm
  • July: 5:45pm
  • August: 6:00pm
  • September: 6:15pm
  • October: 6:45pm non DST (7:45 DST)
  • November: 8:15pm
  • December: 8:30pm
  • DST referred as Daylight Saving Time

How To Get There:

  • Address: Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Victoria 3922
  • By bus: You can take a bus which operates from Melbourne to Phillip Island from Monday through Friday. See bus schedules for more information
  • By car: Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 20 minutes from the bridge to get to the Penguin Parade. Free car parking on site
  • By taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals
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Reviews (2) 5.0
  • Cheuk Kwan Vulcan 6 Jul 2018
    have ranger explaining the information, count the penguin together with the ranger in the middle near the standard stands, and go to the plus side to watch the penguin closely to finish off... much more experience than just go to watch at one place. so if you don't mind spending a bit more money, and support the group to help to preserve the place for the penguin, go for the VIP one.
  • Chi Yin 16 Jul 2018
    Very worthwhile attractions! Small companies are very cute, they can contact them very close and observe their homing, how much is worth it!
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