1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands VIC 3922, Australia
Absolutely enjoyed it. I would leave at least 30 min prior to the event starting to attempt to get a good viewing point. It was awesome seeing the penguins come from the beach and up to their burrows. This time of year, the penguins are getting ready for the breeding season so it made it interesting for the fun cooing sounds the little ones made. Just too cool.
Its a rather long drive from Melbourne CBD but its definitely worth it! Seeing so many penguins at the beautiful Philip island is amazing! Awesome scene and very very cold breeze! Abundant parking. Bear in mind, these penguins come in groups of 2-3 at a time, not hundreds together. While you are they, remember to sit at the lower corners. Best view!
Penguin Parade Phillip Island Experience one of Australia’s most popular attractions. Each night at sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing. See the world’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat from viewing stands and boardwalks. Enjoy interactive and educational displays in the visitor centre and the spectacular coastal scenery from the Penguin Parade. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. As the sun fades in the sky, Little Penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never forgotten. Penguin Parade The main penguin viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and provides a 180 degree elevated viewing of the Little Penguins on parade. Watching them arrive and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows at sunset is a magical experience for all. Visitors can also enjoy Little Penguins around their burrows from elevated timber boardwalks. Penguins Plus The Penguins Plus viewing platform is inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape and offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins, complete with ranger commentary on the fascinating lives of the penguins. Limited to a maximum of 300 people, the platform overlooks the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade, providing some great penguin viewing. Underground Viewing Get a bird’s-eye view of the little penguins in the Underground viewing experience. Limited to just 70 people, this world-first facility gives you the chance to watch the penguins waddling along the Penguin Parade’s most popular pathway, at eye-level. Enjoy up-close viewing of the penguins in their natural habitat through an underground viewing window, with the comfort and convenience of being indoors, undercover and out of the elements.
We visited twice and it is great. Love to go back again. Prices are very reasonable in gift shop as well as the entrance tickets. Worth for what we spend. 😊 Better if you can keep the crowd seated until the penguins come to the shore. When the penguins start to come the crowd start to move from the seating area and others can't enjoy. 🤔
We chose the Ultimate Adventure Tour and it was sensational. Informative filled adventure that took you outside of a way of thinking penguins were just cute. These animals are highly intelligent with personality. Highly recommend