The Penguin Parade visitor centre currently opens at 5pm.
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 at approximately 5pm to allow for physical distancing to be maintained. 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!