General Viewing

Or buy individual ticket(s)

BOOKING INFORMATION:

  • Please ensure that you have booked the correct date, and have the required number of tickets (including tickets for babies) before confirming your booking in the checkout process, as tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

VISIT INFORMATION:

• Fitted face masks are recommended at all of our sites while indoors (including Underground Penguin Viewing), and outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained

• Please maintain physical distancing at all times whilst at any of our locations.

• Please maintain good hand hygiene, and stay home if you are unwell.

• Entry only via a pre-purchased online ticket (including infants) – we are unable to upgrade, refund or alter any tickets onsite. Please ensure you have the correct ticket type and number of tickets before your visit.

• Only contactless transactions are available at all retail and food & beverage outlets – cash not accepted.

• We are required to collect visitor details to assist with contact tracing in the event of a case of coronavirus being detected. Information will be held securely for 28 days, then destroyed in accordance with our privacy policy.

• Please note that as we will be managing visitor numbers at all of our locations, you may experience short entry delays subject to the number of people already on site

• The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre opens at 6pm, with dining options available at the Shearwater Restaurant 

General tips:

  • Penguins arrive at sunset each night. Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to penguin arrival time. Check our Penguin Arrival Calendar for approximate arrival times.
  • Beach access doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to penguin arrival time.
  • Penguin Parade duration is 50 minutes from the time the first penguin crosses the beach.
  • We have a strict no photography rule after sunset, to protect the little penguins from accidental camera flashes.
  • Please allow extra travel time if visiting from mid-December to late January, during long weekends, school holidays or other peak periods, as traffic can get very busy.
  • Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (aged 4-15 years)
  • Concession tickets are available for holders of Australian Pension Concession cards only.
  • Unfortunately, there is no concession ticket available for students or health care cardholders.

How to get here:
By car: Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 20 minutes from the bridge to get to the Penguin Parade. Free car parking on site.

By bus: Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city.

Please note that the V-line bus does not go to the Penguin Parade and there are no return buses to Melbourne at the conclusion of the Penguin Parade. 

By taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island.

Tours and Transport: Contact a Visitor Information Centre in Melbourne or on Phillip Island for tours and transport options.

 

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