Phillip Island Penguin Parade


Watch little penguins dash home across the sand at dusk at Phillip Island Nature Parks' Penguin Parade. Explore boardwalks after dark to see, smell and hear these penguins in the colony, greeting neighbours, partners and their chicks. While you wander, keep an eye out for resident wildlife including swamp wallabies, Eastern barred bandicoots, Cape Barren geese and short-tailed shearwaters.

Every visit to the Penguin Parade protects nature for wildlife. Visitors support Phillip Island Nature Park's vital research, education and conservation projects that ensure Phillip Island's native habitats thrive into the future for both wildlife and all to enjoy.

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.


  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Family Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Bar
  • 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
  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • ATEC Korea Host
  • Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia


  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • National Trust
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council
  • 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.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website).