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Posted on 16/09/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Party at the Parade!


It’s a penguin party and everyone is invited. On Sunday 13 October, Phillip Island’s Little penguins will welcome everyone to their new homebase at the Penguin Parade. 

The ‘housewarming’ party is a celebration of the spectacular new Penguin Parade visitor centre and features music, fun, food, activities, tours, roving performers and much more. 

This free event is a backstage pass to the exciting new building at the centre of the Phillip Island penguin colony. Amidst a party atmosphere, partygoers can tour the new facility and go behind the scenes to learn the inside story of the special features and how we worked closely with visitors and penguins alike to ensure they were not disturbed during construction. 

Rangers will be on hand with fun activities for kids and adults including art, games and a special demonstration by the Nature Parks’ fox detection dog team. 

The day will begin with a yoga session on the boardwalk in the penguin colony with the waves providing a beautiful background soundscape. 

World-renowned singing duo Vika and Linda Bull will take to the stage to delight audiences and get the party firing, with local musicians including Bern Caroll and Nic Huigs and band keeping the good times going. 

There will be movies in the new 100-seat theatre along with talks and presentations by the Nature Parks community, staff, volunteers. 

Misty the giant penguin has already RSVP’ed and has her dancing shoes on, and roving performer Sustainability Snail has started inching his way to Phillip Island. Helly Hoops and Mat-E-Tricks will also delight partygoers along with local artists Camille Monet and Patrice Mahoney providing fun for kids and adults. 

The Nature Parks’ commitment to reconciliation and sustainability will also be on show with a Welcome To Country Ceremony with a Bunurong Elder and a single-use plastic free policy in action in our food and beverage offerings. 

The Penguin Foundation is busy brushing off their party penguin jumpers and setting up their stall. There will be great Nature Parks offers and discounts and a fun party atmosphere to celebrate the penguins’ new home base. Party goers will enjoy 25% off Penguin Parade tickets on the day - the penguins will be wearing their tuxedos just for the occasion… See you there! 


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Event summary:

Party at the Parade

Celebrate the opening of the new Penguin Parade visitor centre at the penguins’ island homebase.

Free entry

Sunday 13 October 2019 11am-4pm

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre - 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands VIC 3922


-          Music featuring Vika and Linda Bull

-          Welcome to Country

-          Kids fun and entertainment: Sustainability Snail, Helly Hoops, Mat-E-Tricks, beach clean and art, fun and more.

-          Games, activities and giveaways

-          Penguin talks and walks with our rangers and researchers

-          Great food and wine

-          Yoga

-          Special offers and discounts.

-          Building tours, fox detection dog demonstrations, and more.


Free entry!