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Penguins, Koala Conservation Park, Antarctic Journey & Churchill Island

Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne is Phillip Island, one of Victoria’s most beautiful natural wildlife reserves. On Phillip Island, visitors will have ample opportunity to view some of Australia’s most famous animals including koalas, kangaroos and the beloved fairy penguins.

The most popular attraction on Phillip Island is the penguin parade which occurs every evening. Here, visitors to the island will be able to view hundreds of tiny penguins as they emerge from the sea and waddle up to their nesting boxes in search of food and shelter.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Discount Tickets & Prices

The Penguin Parade is a completely natural occurrence and the Phillip Island nature park has established viewing platforms and boardwalks so that visitors can watch this amazing spectacle without disturbing the penguins.

The main penguin viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and provides a 180 degree elevated viewing of the penguins on parade. Visitors should arrive just before dusk and settle in to wait for the penguins arrival. For those who would like a personalised experience, there are packages available which gets you an up close view of the penguins from a closer and more exclusive platform.

As the penguins move up the beach, the crowd moves to follow as you walk up the boardwalk to watch the penguins as they feed and find their nesting boxes which dot the landscape. Visitors are asked not to use flash photography as this can damage the penguins sensitive eyes and may scare them away.

After the penguins have settled in for the night, visitors can check out the information centre where you can learn more about fairy penguins and the environment around Phillip Island.

There is plenty of parking at the Penguin Parade as well as disabled access right down to the beach. Visitors are advised to bring warm clothing to the penguin parade as it can get very cold during the evening, particularly in the winter months.

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Phillip Island Penguins Information

1019 Ventnor Rd,
Summerlands, VIC
 Operating Hours:
Penguins arrive at sunset every night of the year. It's suggested you arrive one hour beforehand.

The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre is also open from 10am daily (2pm on Christmas Day).
Phone: (03) 5951 2800
  Ticket Prices/Admission:
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Koalas, Churchill Island, Penguin Parade & Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre
Adult (16+yrs): $57
Child (4-15yrs): $28.50

Penguin Parade Only
General Viewing (Beachfront viewing stands)
Adult (16+yrs): $25.10
Child (4-15yrs): $12.50
Family (2Ad+2Ch): $62.70
Pensioner: $17.55

Highly Recommended Phillip Island Attractions

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  • Hi, I am wanting to buy 2 pensioners plus a child admission ticket to the Penguin Plus for the 15th of December.
    Also I am an NRMA member. Can you please advise me of the costs? Thankyou

  • Hi, is it possible to purchase a gift voucher to the penguin parade to be booked on a date that suits the recipient? Also, can you please provide more information on the private bookings that allow better access – in particular interested in ticketing that is suitable for children.

    Thank you

    • Hi Anna,

      Yes, it is possible to purchase a gift voucher which allows the recipient to select the day. You can find further information here.

      There are a number of booking options which provide better access. You are looking for something called “Penguin Plus” which gives you up-close viewing of the penguins at the Penguin Parade. There are also “VIP” experiences and “Behind the Scenes” experiences. So read up on each description in the link provided here.

      Make sure to check out all the bundle options as you can pair your Penguin experience with other fun things to do on Phillip Island which is cheaper than buying tickets separately.


  • Hi

    I am looking for 3 parks pass for 14 adults and 5 children aged 4-7 years old.
    Do you have the package for that?


    • Hi Stephen,

      Here is a link to the 3 park pass. Adults are $42.60 and kids are $21.30.

      This pass will give you entry to the Penguin Parade, the Koala Conservation Park and Churchill Island Heritage Farm.

      Please select your Penguin Parade date of visit when purchasing your tickets. Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm is valid for six months from the Penguin Parade visit date.

      The penguins arrive at sunset, so best to get there 1 hour early as seats are not allocated. Also, make sure to rug up, as it can get very cold in winter!

      Enjoy your time on the beautiful Phillip Island!


  • I want to see the penguin parade and the Koala sanctuary.

    How much is just the Koala sanctuary and where on the island is it please.

    Kind regards Judy.

    • Hi Judy, thanks for contacting us.

      To assist you, I have attached a link to our page on the Koala Conservation Centre here. This page contains the address (1810 Phillip Island Road), a Google map of the location as well as pricing.

      The Koala Conservation Centre has the following admission prices:
      Adult (16+yrs): $12.50
      Child (4-15yrs): $6.25
      Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $31.25
      Pensioner: $8.75

      If you are also interested in visiting Churchill Island, you can purchase the three park pass which works out a little cheaper for all three attractions. If not, then purchase your Penguin and Koala tickets separately.

      You can purchase your Phillip Island Penguin tickets here. You can purchase your Koala Conservation Centre tickets here.

      Enjoy your time on Phillip Island!