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Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade

1019 Ventnor Road, Ventnor, Victoria, 3922

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island's Penguin Parade is a truly unique phenomenon that captures the hearts of little kids and big kids alike.

Experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to the largest penguin colony in Australia. Groups of penguins are seen swimming from the ocean and waddling across the beach back to their nesting boxes, every night of the year after sunset.

Book a tour to have a private ranger guide sharing conservation stories and penguin information with you, or opt for the self-guided viewing and enjoy the free interactives inside the visitor centre.

The Penguin Parade boardwalks and viewing areas are wheelchair friendly and suitable for families with prams.

Follow the coastal road up to The Nobbies to soak in the tranquillity of this protected area, before heading back to the Penguin Parade and settling in on the beach for the nightly viewing.

Content: Phillip Island Nature Parks
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Adult General Viewing: $27.25 Adult Penguins Plus - $60.00 Adult Underground - $75.00 GRT Tour: $88.00 VIP Tour: $88.00 ULT Tour: $100.00 For all ticket options & prices, please visit the website.

$27.25 - $100.00

Child General Viewing: $13.50 Child Penguins Plus - $30.00 Child Underground - $37.50 For all ticket options & prices, please visit the website.

$13.50 - $37.50
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 6:00pm

25 Dec 2020

  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Interactive centre
  • Interpretive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop
  • ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
  • National Trust
1019 Ventnor Road, Ventnor, Victoria, 3922

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