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Penguins

Experience that electrifying moment as you spot the first little penguins emerging from the sea and waddling along a Phillip Island beach at dusk.

The parade

The daily parade of little penguins draws thousands of visitors from around the globe every year. Line the observation boardwalks at Phillip Island Nature Park at dusk to see them race up Summerland Beach to their burrows. Bring warm clothing year-round, as the nights on the beach can be cool.

Every angle

Get even closer to the action at the Penguins Plus viewing platform with commentary from a ranger. Splash out on the Penguin Sky Box to see the Penguin Parade from the comfort of an elevated viewing tower, or visit a secluded beach to view the penguins with the latest night vision technology as part of the Ultimate Penguin Experience.

Big numbers, little penguins

Over 4,000 of the 32,000 little penguins living in the waters around Phillip Island have their burrows around Summerland Beach. Native to Australia and the smallest of their species at just 33 centimetres, the little penguins leave their burrows about an hour before sunrise and swim up to 100 kilometres each day before returning at dusk.

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Penguins

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Phillip Island Nature Parks

See Phillip Island's little penguins emerge from the sea, peek at life inside a burrow, and spot other Australian animals at this wildlife wonderland.

Cycling

Penguin Parade to the Nobbies Cycling Track

Enjoy spectacular views riding along the Phillip island coast from the Penguin Parade to The Nobbies.

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Phillip Island - Penguins, Kangaroos and Koalas Full Day Tour

Visit the Maru Koala and Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos and other animals. View Seal Rocks...

Phillip Island - Penguins Up Late Half Day Tour

Travel directly to the Penguin Parade. Enjoy panoramic views of the French Island before witnessing...

Flight Three - Bikes, Birds and Seals

Phillip Island Helicopters operate scenic flights over the impressive coastline of Phillip Island....

One Day Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour

Depart Melbourne mid-afternoon with Bunyip Tours and travel to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife...

Phillip Island Three Parks Connector

This tour provides stress free transport for those who have purchased either a three or four Parks...

One Day Penguin Parade and Koala Highlights Tours

Heading out of Melbourne we begin our day at a Wildlife Park to meet some furry Australian...

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Family activities

Experience a memorable seaside holiday full of family attractions, friendly wildlife and sheltered bays perfect for a spot of beach cricket.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Discover a beach to suit everyone at Phillip island's sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations.

Nature & wildlife

Birdwatching

Spot one of the many species of birds that nest in the varied habitats around Victoria.

Wildlife

Seals

Let Phillip Island's resident fur seals entertain you with their playful behaviour as they frolic, frisk and feed on their Seal Rocks home.