What To Expect
Embark on an adventure that is so completely Australian and unique in the world. Witness the nightly ritual that attracts millions of visitors to Phillip Island during sunset at Summerland Beach. Enjoy the best vantage point to watch little penguins as they come home from the sea at Phillip Island. See them up close as they waddle from the waves, across the beach, to the sand dunes and to their burrows.
Get the opportunity to spot native wildlife like wallabies and kangaroos, look for Koalas up in their gum tree homes and see the seals basking in the late sunlight around the island to discover what makes Phillip Island a very special place.
Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)
Opportunity to meet wallabies/ kangaroos
Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks OR opt to take a thrilling eco-boat adventure cruise to Seal Rocks (cruise own expense & limited numbers)
The Nobbies - a rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/ summer months)
Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area for the best views of the Penguins
See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
Explore the Visitor's Information Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguins as you walk through the "Penguin Experience"
Penguins Plus - this platform offers visitors unprecedented, up-close viewing of the little penguins with slightly higher viewing seats as they make their way along the most popular penguin pathway at the Penguin Parade.
Hotel pick-up (View Hotel Pick-up list)**
Entrance to Penguin Parade
Penguins Plus OR Underground Penguins Plus (depending on option selected)
Unlimited use of WiFi at Penguin Parade
Koala Conservation Centre
Tips and gratuities
**The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.
Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
Children below 4 years are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.
During Daylight Savings, the penguins return to the sea at a later time. Return time to Federation Square will be at approximately 23:30.
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