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Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade Viewing Ticket

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A magical wildlife encounter at Phillip Island Nature Park with options to view the Penguin Parade

  • Visit Phillip Island Nature Park, home to Australia’s smallest species of penguins!
  • Gear up for a life-altering event as the sun dips in the horizon and the penguins march out onto the beach
  • Pristine shores and lush-green landscapes provide the perfect backdrop to this more than perfect occurrence
  • Enrich the experience by upgrading either to the Penguin Plus or the Underground Viewing option, both of which offer an up-close and fulfilling experience
  • Discounted tickets: Children between 4 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled
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Phillip Island Nature Parks - 3 Parks Pass

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  • A mere 90-min journey from Melbourne's CBD, Philip Island has much to offer: rugged beauty, seascape views, and wildlife attractions
  • Enjoy access to all three parks with this 3-in-1 ticket that lets you enjoy various groups of wildlife
  • One of the most famous experiences is the Penguin Parade, one that simply cannot be missed while on the island
  • Choose from three different seating options to best view the parade: the General Viewing Platform, Penguin Plus (tiered seating), and the Underground Viewing platform
  • Take a seat and witness an adorable penguin parade unfold in front of you, as these little beings make their way home
  • The Koala Conservation Centre lets you walk through treetop boardwalks and lush woodlands to meet-and-greet adorable koalas, wallabies, echidnas, and more
  • Get a glimpse into the lives of early Australian settlers at the Churchill Island Heritage Farm and experience daily heritage farming activities such as milking cows and shearing sheep
  • The date selected during checkout is for the penguin parade. You can visit the Koala Conservation Center and Churchill Island Traditional Farm within 6 months from your visit to the penguin parade

Penguin Plus

  • The Penguin Parade visitor center opens at 6:00 PM. We suggest you arrive approximately one hour before penguin arrival time. Access doors to the viewing areas will open at approximately 7:00 PM to allow for physical distancing to be maintained. Click here to see the penguin arrival time calendar for estimated penguin arrival times throughout the year
  • 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

Koala Conservation Reserve

  • 1 Dec to 31 Jan: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry to the boardwalks at 5:30 PM)
  • 1 Feb to 31 Mar: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry to the boardwalks at 4:30 PM)
  • Cafe open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Churchill Island

1 Dec to 31 Jan

  • Farm precinct: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily (last entry to the farm at 4:30 PM)
  • Cafe: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Mon to Fri; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Sat and Sun

1 Feb to 31 Mar

  • Farm precinct: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily (last entry to the farm at 4:30 PM)
  • Cafe: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Mon to Fri; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Sat and Sun

Activity Times

Daily activities running from 26 December - 31 January

  • 10:30 AM: Blacksmithing
  • 11:15 AM: Ranger activity
  • 1:30 PM: Cultural tour
  • 2:00 PM: Cow milking
  • 2:30 PM: Sheep shearing
  • 2:45 PM: Working dogs
  • 3:00 PM: Whip cracking
  • 3:30 PM: Cultural tour
  • Ages 3yrs and below go free. Ages 4-15yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

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An all exclusive day tour of Phillip Island with Penguin Parade watching

  • Take a day tour from Melbourne to the famous and colorful Brighton Beach boxes
  • Gear up for a unique Australian wildlife experience at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park with guided walks and hand-feeding native species
  • Make way to Phillip Island and witness the cutest parade of Little Penguins as they waddle the way back to their burrows
  • Upgrade either to a Penguin Plus Viewing experience for an up-close encounter, or the Guided Ranger Tour for an immersive experience of the parade
  • Discounted tickets: Children under the age of 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • Get a 50% refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule
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Phillip Island: Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour

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Guided day tour from Melbourne to three wildlife attractions in Victoria

  • Encounter Australia’s native species, including kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, and more at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views of south Phillip Island at Nobbies Center
  • Watch in wonder as a large group of little penguins waddle their way back to their homes during the setting sun
  • Early afternoon pick-ups on comfortable coaches ensure a hassle-free start to the day
  • Enjoy free wifi onboard the coach with insightful commentary by an expert guide
  • Discounted tickets: Children under the age of 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • Get a 50% refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule
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