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Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade Tickets

4.5
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Hours

Waddle your way to Phillip Island Nature Park to witness the world’s smallest penguins in their natural habitat. As the sun dips into the horizon, thus begins the most adorable parade observed till date!

highlights

  • Visit Phillip Island Nature Park and experience a magical wildlife encounter as the Little Penguins parade their way into your heart!
  • Just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne, this is nature at its best!
  • With pristine shores and lush green forests providing the perfect backdrop to this natural phenomenon, you can rest assured of a memorable experience
  • Suit your needs and enrich the experience by choosing between three different viewing options.

inclusions

Penguin Parade General Viewing Ticket

  • Entry into Penguin Parade
  • Penguin Parade viewing from the General Viewing Platform

Penguin Parade Penguins Plus Ticket

  • Entry into Penguin Parade
  • Up-close viewing with tiered seating with a capacity of 250 - 300 people

Penguin Parade Underground Viewing Ticket

  • Entry into Penguin Parade
  • Eye-level view from an underground viewing platform with a capacity of 70 people

exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
  • Additional Gratuities

strict cancellation policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended, or rescheduled.

your experience

Native to Australia and the smallest of their species, these Little Penguins have called the shores of Phillip Island their home for thousands of years. As the sun sinks below the island, you can glimpse tiny bobbing heads waddling their way back home for the night. Surrounded by national parks full of native species and verdant scenery, one can enjoy this spectacle amidst a stunning environment. Probably the cutest invasion ever witnessed, this is a parade that will send a shiver of excitement down your spine!

The main penguin viewing area provides a 180-degree elevated platform to the coast. Nestled right along the sandy shore, this promises a front-row experience. Get even closer to the action at the Penguins Plus viewing platform which includes insightful commentary from a ranger. For the ultimate penguin watching experience, upgrade to the Underground Viewing option. With seats limited to 70 people, this is an up-close and personal experience that will bring you eye-level with the penguins. With a professional guide narrating the history, daily life, and exciting facts about the cute creatures, this will be a more fulfilling affair!

know before you go

Timings

  • The Penguin Parade visitor center currently opens at 6pm. The penguins arrive at sunset every evening.
  • We suggest you arrive approximately one hour before penguin arrival time, check-in at the visitor center, then walk to their viewing area to wait for the penguins.
  • Click here to see the estimated penguin arrival times throughout the year.
  • General Viewing and Penguins Plus ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time.
  • Underground Viewing ticket holders should plan to arrive 30 minutes before the penguin arrival time.
  • Ranger-guided tours each have a specific departure time, so please check your tickets.
  • Note: 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.

Accessibility

The Penguin Parade offers family-friendly access, including:

  • Wide pathways for prams
  • Pram parking at the penguin viewing stands (please note prams cannot access the stepped viewing platforms)
  • Baby change room including microwave
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled ramp access through the visitor centre and along boardwalks
  • Complimentary buggy if transport to beach required
  • Complimentary wheelchair for use inside the visitor centre
  • Exclusive disabled access viewing areas in General Viewing, Penguins Plus and Underground Viewing

Important Information

  • Video recording and photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade or any of the Penguin viewing options. This is because penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate them.
  • The penguins are wild birds. Numbers and arrival times will vary with their life-cycle activity and weather

my tickets

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the attraction
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification
  • Kindly arrive approximately one hour before the penguin arrival time.
  • Click here to see the estimated penguin arrival times throughout the year.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at - Visit Center, Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Victoria
  • To locate the point on Google Maps, search for - Phillip Island Nature Parks

Get Directions to Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • By Car: Phillip Island is a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 20 minutes from the bridge to get to the Penguin Parade. Free car parking is available on site.
  • By Bus: Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city. Please note that the V-line bus does not go to the Penguin Parade and there are no return buses to Melbourne at the conclusion of the Penguin Parade.
  • By Taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island.

Validity

These tickets are valid for the date and time selected during booking.

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