Penguins arrive at sunset every evening.
We suggest you arrive one hour before penguin arrival time to explore the visitor centre displays, grab a meal at the café and head to the beach.
Download our penguin arrival time calendar for estimated penguin arrival times though the year.
Planning a visit from mid-December to mid-January?
Be sure to pre-book your tickets to avoid missing out!
Taking a ranger guided tour?
Please check tour departure time on your e-ticket and call +61 3 5951 2830 at least 24 hours in advance of your visit to confirm your tour departure time.
Can’t make it for penguin viewing at sunset?
The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre is open from 10am daily (2pm on Christmas Day). Drop by and explore the displays or book one of our day time education programs.
Have you booked your tickets? Don't miss out!
Be sure to book your Penguin Parade tickets in advance while we undergo an exciting upgrade to our Penguins Plus viewing stand. General admission areas are not affected but, due to reduced visitor capacity, we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance.