The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre currently opens daily at 4pm.
Opening times on Christmas Day 25 December 2023: from 5pm - close
Penguins arrive at sunset every evening.
We suggest you arrive approximately one hour before penguin arrival time. Download our penguin arrival time calendar for estimated penguin arrival times throughout the year.
• General Viewing - ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time.
• Penguins Plus - ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time.
• Underground - ticket holders should plan to arrive 30 minutes before penguin arrival time.
• Ranger-guided tours - each have a specific departure time, so please check your tickets.
Peak Holiday Periods
If you are planning a visit from mid-December to late January, or during a long weekend or school holidays period, please allow extra travel time as the traffic can get busy. Be sure to pre-book your tickets to avoid missing out!