Phillip Island Nature Park
Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Ventnor, Victoria 3922
Phone: 03 5951 2800 | Fax: 03 5956 8394
Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island
Phillip Island Nature Park is renowned as home to one of Australia's most popular wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade. A mere 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, the Nature Park covers 2,750 hectares of Phillip Island - Victoria's wildlife haven. The Park is an island adventure featuring wildlife reserves, wetlands and breathtaking coastlines.
The three main tourist attractions managed by Phillip Island Nature Park are the Penguin Parade, Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre. Other destinations managed by the Park include Rhyll Inlet, Woolamai and the Nobbies, where visitors can experience wildlife in its natural environment.
Phillip Island Nature Park is totally committed to providing outstanding tourism experiences and contributing to the ongoing conservation of Phillip Island's wildlife and its habitat-all funds from visitors go toward achieving this aim. Winner of Victorian Tourism Major Attractions Award 1998, 1999, 2000
They are pleased to offer three exciting new ways to view the penguins!
Penguins plus viewing platform: Providing visitors with a more personal viewing experience, along with a commentary from an experienced ranger.
Penguin Sky Box: Enjoy the Penguin Parade from the comfort of an exclusive, elevated viewing tower whilst interacting with an experienced ranger.
Ultimate Penguin Experience: The best penguin viewing in Australia! Experienced rangers provide extensive commentary to intimate groups of people, on a secluded beach to view the penguins with the latest night vision technology.
Content: Phillip Island Nature Park
Price & booking
Cancellation and booking policy
Tickets purchased are non-refundable or non-transferable. Tickets cannot be exchanged or returned after purchase due to adverse weather conditions or number of penguins Tickets purchased are non-refundable or non-transferable Bookings are essential during Christmas, Summer and Easter Holidays.Tickets are valid only for the date printed on the ticket for the Penguin Parade. For a 3 Parks Pass the Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island components are valid for one entry within six months from the date of ticket.
By Car - From Melbourne, take the Monash Freeway (M1) and turn south onto the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Follow this through Cranbourne to the Bass Highway (A420) then take the Phillip Island turn-off to San Remo. Cross the bridge and follow the signs to the first exciting destination.
Major day tour bus companies run daily tours from Melbourne.
- Car park
- Coach Parking
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Parking for the Disabled
- Non Smoking Establishment
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Viewing Platform
- Animal Viewing
- Victorian Tourism Awards
Phillip Island Nature Parks is open 365 days a year, 7 days a week. All our attractions are open Christmas day from 2pm onwards.
Churchill Island is open until 5pm in winter and 6pm during summer.
The Nobbies close 1 hour before Penguin Parade.
Koala Conservation Centre
The Centre will be open until 5pm during winter and 6pm during summer.
The Penguin Parade occurs every night at sunset.
- Cultural Tourism Industry Group
- The Ecotourism Association of Australia
- Inbound Tour Operators Association
- National Trust
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
Contact operator for further details.
Additional business information
Churchill Island Farmers Market
Churchill Island Farmers Market THE BEST IN REGIONAL FRESH FOOD ON THE 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH 8AM - 12.30PM Whatever the weather we will be there. Over 30 stalls all selling fresh and local produce. Free admission to the market. Enquiries Victorian Farmers Market Ph: 03 5664 0096
Holiday Activities Program
Phillip Island Nature Park's rangers are dedicated to sharing their expertise and will help kids explore the island's natural wonders without impacting upon them. Holiday Activities are held each school holidays and * Rockpool Rambles * Mystery Koala Prowl * Old Time Games * Rockpool spotlight * Shell Fossicking * Butter Churning * Bakers Oven For further information please contact the Phillip Island Nature Parks Education Department on 03 5951 2826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities and attractions