Phillip Island Nature Park
Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Ventnor, Victoria 3922
Phone: 03 5951 2800 | Fax: 03 5956 8394
Phillip Island Nature Park includes the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
Phillip Island Nature Park is renowned as home to one of Australia's most popular wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade. A mere 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, the Nature Park covers 2,750 hectares of Phillip Island - Victoria's wildlife haven. The Park is an island adventure featuring wildlife reserves, wetlands and breathtaking coastlines.
The three main tourist attractions managed by Phillip Island Nature Park are the Penguin Parade, Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre. Other destinations managed by the Park include Rhyll Inlet, Woolamai and the Nobbies, where visitors can experience wildlife in its natural environment.
Phillip Island Nature Park is totally committed to providing outstanding tourism experiences and contributing to the ongoing conservation of Phillip Island's wildlife and its habitat-all funds from visitors go toward achieving this aim. Winner of Victorian Tourism Major Attractions Award 1998, 1999, 2000
There are many different tours to experience at the penguin parade!
Penguins Plus viewing platform: Providing visitors with a more personal viewing experience, limited to 190 people, along with a commentary from an experienced ranger.
VIP Tour: spectacular penguin viewing with your very own ranger, in a nelevated room, 180 degree view of the Penguin Parade. Enjoy a cheese platter as part of your VIP experience.
Ultimate Adventure Tour: Limited to 10 people, this accredited eco tour provides extensive commentary, on a secluded beach to view the penguins with the latest night vision technology.
Guided Ranger tour: Guided tour through the penguin colony before sitting in your reserved front row seats on the sand for the parade and then make your way to Penguins Plus to continue your guided experience.
Content: Phillip Island Nature Park
Price & booking
Cancellation and booking policy
Tickets purchased are non-refundable or non-transferable. Tickets cannot be exchanged or returned after purchase due to adverse weather conditions or number of penguins. Tickets purchased are non-refundable or non-transferable Bookings are essential during Christmas, Summer and Easter Holidays. Tickets are valid only for the date printed on the ticket for the Penguin Parade. For a three Parks Pass the Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island components are valid for one entry within six months from the date of ticket.
By Car; From Melbourne, take the Monash Freeway (M1) and turn south onto the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Follow this through Cranbourne to the Bass Highway (A420) then take the Phillip Island turn-off to San Remo. Cross the bridge and follow the signs to the first exciting destination. Major day tour bus companies run daily tours from Melbourne.
- Car park
- Coach Parking
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Parking for the Disabled
- Non Smoking Establishment
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Viewing Platform
- Animal Viewing
- Victorian Tourism Awards
Phillip Island Nature Parks is open 365 days a year, seven days a week. All their attractions are open Christmas day from 2pm onwards. See their website for further details.
Churchill Island is open until 4.30pm in winter and 5pm during summer.
Free entry to the Nobbies centre, Closes one hour before Penguin Parade.
Koala Conservation Centre
The Centre will be open until 5pm during winter and 6pm during summer.
The Penguin Parade occurs every night at sunset.
- Cultural Tourism Industry Group
- The Ecotourism Association of Australia
- Inbound Tour Operators Association
- National Trust
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
Contact operator for further details.
Activities and attractions