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Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade Tickets

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Experience the magic of watching penguins waddle from the ocean to their burrows - they are as fascinating as they are adorable!

Highlights

  • Catch sight of little penguins returning home at dusk in the world-famous Penguin Parade. The parade is particularly great for educating children on wildlife and nature awareness.

  • Opt for the general viewing ticket to get close to the little waddlers or choose penguin plus a ticket for tiered seating.

  • Enhance your experience with an exclusive ranger-led tour through the penguin colony with an underground viewing upgrade for an exclusive up-close interaction.

  • You can also choose the Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass, offering koala encounters at the Conservation Centre and farm experiences on Churchill Island.

  • Fun fact: Phillip Island is home to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia.

Inclusions

  • Penguin Parade from the general viewing platform

  • Access to 3 Parks Pass (optional)

  • Access to up-close viewing with penguin plus (optional)

  • Access to the underground viewing platform (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 7 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United Kingdom, Singapore, United States and over 24 countries have loved this experience
Carole Hunter

Carole

5/5

Jul, 2024

All went smoothly, however I was a little taken back when I realised I had booked through a site in Germany and was then charged an international transfer fee.
Shane Graham

Shane

5/5

Jul, 2024

Absolutely everything about this park was 100% brilliant and I would highly recommend to anyone. The one and only thing that I found anything but perfect was the type of shower head used. These type of shower head are my all time most hated, and in this case they proved my right again. My clean dry clothes were hanging on the back of the shower door, the further way away from the shower, yet they ended up wet, as did my phone and other things behind the small divider. These shower heads cannot be pointed downward enough to keep the water in the shower area and out of the change area. That's just one issue I have with these shower heads. If you put better ones in, there would be absolutely nothing anyone could ever complain about at this park. It was one, if not the best park we've stayed at in all our years. Fantastic place, wish we could've stayed longer.
Maxwell F Thompson

Maxwell

5/5

Jul, 2024

Very well organised with good information provided and a wonderful up close experience when they returned to their burrows. Better than I expected.
Fiona Branford

Fiona

5/5

Jul, 2024

The staff were very supportive of ensuring all visitors had places to sit and gave clear instructions about the penguin parade experience.
Mark Stockbridge

Mark

5/5

Jul, 2024

It was the first thing time I took my fiancé and daughter to the parade and they absolutely loved it. I couldn't be happier with it.

Every morning, little penguins (they're only a bit taller than bowling pins!) depart from their burrow and spend the day fishing at sea. During the course of the day, they will travel up to 20km in search of fish. After dusk, they return home and waddle across the beach in a penguin parade. It's one of the cutest displays of wildlife you will get to see. The sheer quantity of the penguins will surprise you, and you will be able to see them easily from the platform you have chosen during checkout. The best part is that the park is accessible within 90 minutes from Melbourne, and is an attraction that both adults and kids alike will enjoy!

What to bring

  • You can pack a raincoat or umbrella if rain is predicted.

What's not allowed

  • Photographs and video recordings are not allowed when penguins are coming home, because the artificial light sources will stimulate the eyes of the penguins. The island implements light control at this time.

  • Big bags are not permitted. Only small carry-on bags are allowed inside.

Accessibility

  • All parks are accessible by wheelchair.

Additional information

  • Penguins will arrive at the coast at sunset. It is recommended to arrive approximately 1 hour prior.

  • Daily business hours may change, please check the official website of each attraction before departure.

  • Click here to see the estimated penguin arrival times throughout the year.

  • If you are planning a visit from mid-December to late January, or during a long weekend or the school holiday period, please allow extra travel time as the traffic can get busy.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

Please check your final voucher for the redemption point details and specific instructions.

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