Penguins arrive at sunset every evening.
We suggest you arrive approximately one hour before penguin arrival time. Access doors to the viewing areas will open approximately 1 hour prior to estimated penguin arrival time. Download our penguin arrival time calendar for estimated penguin arrival times throughout the year.
- General Viewing ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time.
- Penguins Plus ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time.
- Underground ticket holders should plan to arrive 30 minutes before penguin arrival time.
- Ranger-guided tours each have a specific departure time, so please check your tickets.
Peak Holiday Periods
If you are planning a visit from mid-December to late January, or during a Long Weekend or School Holidays period, please allow extra travel time as the traffic can get busy.
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.