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Phillip Island Penguins

Seeing the penguins come home at night is a great experience for all ages. They have child tickets for those aged 4-15, inclusive. Children under 4 can enter for free and do not require a ticket. The boardwalks offer easy pram access. As the penguins arrive at sunset, it’s an earlier night for children when it’s not daylight savings time..

Where: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands 3922
Distance by car: An easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne
Contact: 03 5951 2800
Book online:
Penguin arrival times: Summer between 6.00pm and 6.30pm
Other times: Winter between 8.00pm and 8.45pm
Payment: During holidays and long weekends always book online
Kids: Always Welcome

By car
Travel along the Monash Freeway (M1) away from Melbourne and turn off at the South Gippsland Highway exit.

Continue traveling on the South Gippsland Highway (M420) and follow the signs for Phillip Island onto the Bass Highway (A420). At the Anderson roundabout, turn right onto the Phillip Island Tourist Road (B420). At San Remo, cross the bridge onto Phillip Island.

Follow the signs to reach the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm or the Nobbies Centre. These attractions are no more than a 10-15 minute drive from each other.

TIP: If you’re trying to locate via GPS or Google Maps, note that Phillip Island is often spelled incorrectly as Philip Island or Philips Island.