Every evening at dusk the little penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Come and experience this nightly ritual, see koalas in gum trees, seals on halftide rocks, feed walabies, and enjoy the wildlife that makes Phillip Island a unique place.
What to Expect
Like many things Australian, the Penguin Parade is a unique event in the world. Every evening at dusk the little penguins come home from the sea to Phillip Island.
From the waves across the beach to the sand dunes, the little penguins can almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows. Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to Phillip Island to watch this phenomenon. The quirky nightly ritual of these little flightless birds will enthrall you as you observe from the beach and the elevated boardwalk.
Koalas, one of Australias most beloved animals, peer down from the gum trees where they live. Fat and furry, wet little noses, and a gentle smiles signal a content life on Phillip Island.
Keep an eye out for the seals near the sea basking in the late sunlight on halftide rocks.
- Entrance to Penguin Parade and Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area
- Meet wallabies and kangaroos
- Videos on coach bus
- Entrance to Koala Conservation Center
- Free WiFi on the coach
Tour departs from Federation Square East on the corner of Russell and Flinders Streets.
Know Before You Go
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.