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Family Review of Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Away Travel Expert: Jenny McKelvie
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Phillip Island is about a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. A bridge makes it possible to drive onto the island from San Remo.
  • It is possible to visit Phillip Island on an organized day trip from Melbourne. Your hotel concierge should be able to help you book one of these.
  • Visitors are not allowed to take photographs of the penguins, as this disturbs and frightens them.
With its Koala Sanctuary, marine wildlife center (Nobbies Centre), and historic island farm (Churchill Island), Phillip Island is popular with both locals and visitors. Its biggest draw, though, is the nightly Penguin Parade. The spectacular sight

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Address:
Summerland Beach, Phillip Island Tourist Rd., Cowes
Cowes
Australia
Parking: Visitor center summer daily 9am-6pm; winter daily 9am-5pm
Price: Admission A$17 (US$14/UK£6.80) adults, A$8.70 (US$6.95/UK£3.50) children 4-15, A$44 (US$34/UK£18) families of 4. Admission to visitor center only A$4 (US$3.20/UK£1.60) adults, A$2 (US$1.60/UK80p) children 4-15, A$11 (US$8.80/UK£4.40) family of 4. Penguins Plus A$29 (US$23/UK£12) adult, A$15 (US$12/UK£6) child, A$72 (US$58/UK£29) family; Penguin Sky Box A$40 (US$32/UK£16); Ultimate Penguin Tour A$60 (US$48/UK£24); ranger guided tour A$10 (US$8/UK£4) adult, A$5 (US$4/UK£2) child, A$25 (US$20/UK£10) family, in addition to visitor center entry


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 1300/366 422 in Australia
Price Information: Admission A$17 (US$14/UK£6.80) adults, A$8.70 (US$6.95/UK£3.50) children 4-15, A$44 (US$34/UK£18) families of 4. Admission to visitor center only A$4 (US$3.20/UK£1.60) adults, A$2 (US$1.60/UK80p) children 4-15, A$11 (US$8.80/UK£4.40) family of 4. Penguins Plus A$29 (US$23/UK£12) adult, A$15 (US$12/UK£6) child, A$72 (US$58/UK£29) family; Penguin Sky Box A$40 (US$32/UK£16); Ultimate Penguin Tour A$60 (US$48/UK£24); ranger guided tour A$10 (US$8/UK£4) adult, A$5 (US$4/UK£2) child, A$25 (US$20/UK£10) family, in addition to visitor center entry
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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