Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade


Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island's Penguin Parade is a truly unique phenomenon that captures the hearts of little kids and big kids alike.

Experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to the largest penguin colony in Australia. Groups of penguins are seen swimming from the ocean and waddling across the beach back to their nesting boxes, every night of the year after sunset.

Book a tour to have a private ranger guide sharing conservation stories and penguin information with you, or opt for the self-guided viewing and enjoy the free interactives inside the visitor centre.

The Penguin Parade boardwalks and viewing areas are wheelchair friendly and suitable for families with prams.

Follow the coastal road up to The Nobbies to soak in the tranquillity of this protected area, before heading back to the Penguin Parade and settling in on the beach for the nightly viewing.


  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Family Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Public Toilet
  • Cafe
  • Kiosk
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Picnic Area
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Interactive Centre


  • ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
  • Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia
  • National Trust
  • Free Wifi
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.