Watch the Penguin Parade


About 32,000 breeding adults live around Phillip Island, spending most of their time at sea before returning to the same nesting beach burrows at sunset. A highly polished conservation effort ensures that up to 3800 people can show up each night to watch this parade, gathered in stadium-like seating or more exclusive areas, including an underground viewing platform to see little (aka fairy) penguins at eye-level.

Length of Trip : The nightly parade lasts about 3 hours

Cost :
To purchase tickets and view the latest prices, click here.

Best time to go : The Parade takes place nightly, just as the sun starts to set.

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat :
We found decent burgers etc at the Haven Cafeon the way to the Parade, and enjoyed light snacks and meals at The Nobbies centre.

Official Site :

Where to Stay :
At this link you'll find accommodation options on Phillip Island.

Getting There :
Click here for comprehensive directions.

Note from Robin :
Enjoy a day on the island exploring some of the other worthwhile attractions, including the Koala Conservation Centre, the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and the excellent Nobbies Centre with its stunning coastal boardwalk.


Boardwalk at Nobbies


Churchill Island Heritage Farm.


Here come the penguins


Courtesy: Phillip Island Nature Parks


A fairy penguin


Augmented Reality at Nobbies