Media Releases 2013

Posted on 18/12/2013 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

This Christmas Day, New Years Eve or News Years Day is the perfect time to beat the crowd and see the world-famous Penguin Parade at Phillip Island.

All Phillip Island Nature Parks attractions, including the Koala Conservation Centre, Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Penguin Parade will open their doors over the public holidays, when most other businesses are closed. 

Phillip Island Nature Parks, including the world-famous Penguin Parade, will be open for business on Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun family day out while most other businesses and attractions are closed.

Around one in twenty Australian’s do not celebrate Christmas; therefore Phillip Island Nature Parks’ CEO Matthew Jackson welcomes visitors to enjoy the Phillip Island Nature Parks over the holidays. 

All attractions will be open from 2pm including the Penguin Parade, and Penguin arrival and viewing is anticipated at 8:45pm on Christmas Day. Bookings essential over summer.

Every night at sunset – including Christmas and New Years Day – little penguins emerge from the sea and make their pilgrimage up the beach to the safety of their burrows. 

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not-for-profitorganisation dedicated to ecotourism and wildlife research. 

Experience the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island with a 3 Parks Pass.

  • Adult $40.40
  • Child $20.20
  • Family $101.00
  • Australian Pensioner $28.20 

For bookings and more information please visit or phone 03 5951 2800. Bookings essential over summer.