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  • Address: 1019 Ventnor Road, Summerland, VIC, Australia 3922, Australia
  • Hours: Daily 10am-Sunset
  • Admission: Adult $23.80-$46

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Penguin Parade Tours

One of nature’s most humbling aspects is the indifference towards human existence. Whether us humans were here or not, waves would still crash, sunsets would still glow, and hundreds of clumsy Little Penguins would storm Phillip Island at sunset. Of all the Phillip Island Nature Parks, the Penguin Parade is inarguably the most popular due to this evening show. Each night at dusk, hundreds of these penguins waddle up the beach to rest and feed their young, and since 32,000 of the Little Penguins live on Phillip Island, it’s believed to be the largest colony of the world’s smallest penguin. Arrive early and have a drink at the coastal penguin café, or tour the informative visitor center to learn about the curious critters. As dusk approaches, make your way towards the multi-tiered seating and keep your eyes on the shoreline, and when the first penguin comes rolling ashore and shakes the water of its back, it will soon be followed by hundreds more as they shake, waddle, and roll. 

Practical Info

Penguins go on parade at sunset on every day of the year. Tickets can sell out early, however, so advance reservations are essential. For the best experience, it’s recommended to arrive an hour before sunset to ensure a good spot for viewing. In June, sunset can be as early as 5:15pm, whereas the December sunset is at 8:45pm. Due to the penguin’s sensitive eyes, no photography is allowed, and the Penguin Parade visitor center opens at 10am.

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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience, Phillip Island, null
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience

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Want the best penguin viewing opportunities in Australia? Take the Penguin Eco Tour for a premium penguin experience that offers a personalized, intimate ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Nature & Wildlife
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 623 Reviews

See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including Moonlit Sanctuary, ... 
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including Moonlit Sanctuary

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Travel with a small group on this day trip from Melbourne. You'll see three of Victoria’s wildlife and nature gems, the world-renowned Phillip Island Penguin ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

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Travel from Melbourne to Phillip Island to watch hundreds of little penguins emerge from the surf to return to their burrows for the night. Marvel at the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.55
Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road Tour and Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour, Melbourne, Nature & ... 
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Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road Tour and Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

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Enjoy excellent value for money by purchasing two of Melbourne's most popular tours in one combo. On a Great Ocean Road day trip, see the Twelve Apostles rock ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Penguin Parade, Koala ... 
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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Penguin Parade, Koala ConservationHeritage Farm

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Make the most out of your visit to Phillip Island with this 3-park pass, the best value for checking out three of the island’s top attractions: the Penguin ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: Flexible

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Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala and Wildlife Park, Melbourne, Attraction ... 
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Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala and Wildlife Park

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Spend a day exploring the spectacular views of Phillip Island while learning about local wildlife in both a wildlife park and in their natural habitat. The ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.69
Premium Penguin Express Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Premium Penguin Express Tour from Melbourne

Enjoy a premium encounter with the delightful little penguins of Phillip Island! This small group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne offers ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Phillip Island Wildlife Tour and Penguin Parade Afternoon Departure from Melbourne, Melbourne, Day ... 
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Phillip Island Wildlife Tour and Penguin Parade Afternoon Departure from Melbourne

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Experience a truly unique wildlife experience with a small group as you depart Melbourne towards Phillip Island. See Phillip Island's little penguins and visit ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Phillip Island Day-Trip from Melbourne Including Eureka Skydeck Entry Pass, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Phillip Island Day-Trip from Melbourne Including Eureka Skydeck Entry Pass

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Take in the spectacular Phillip Island Penguin Parade as you watch the colony of Little Penguins cross the shoreline from the ocean. You'll also get to hand ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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