General Viewing

Or buy individual ticket(s)

Phillip Island Nature Parks attractions are temporarily closed to visitors in line with advice from the Victorian Government, as a result of restriction changes for regional Victoria.
We will continue our organisation’s commitment to ensuring the safety of our visitors, staff and community and our thoughts are with all those affected. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our attractions when it is safe to do so.




  • Penguins arrive at sunset. Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to penguin arrival time. Check our Penguin Arrival Calendar
  • Beach Access doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to penguin arrival time.
  • Penguin Parade duration is 50 minutes from the time the first penguin crosses the beach.
  • Please allow extra travel time if visiting from mid-December to late January, during Long Weekends, School Holidays or other peak periods as traffic can get very busy.
  • Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (4-15)
  • Concession tickets available for holders of Australian Pension Concession cards only
  • Unfortunately there is no concession ticket available for Student Card or Health Care Card holders
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How to get here
By car: Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 20 minutes from the bridge to get to the Penguin Parade. Free car parking on site.

By bus: Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city.

Please note that the V-line bus does not go to the Penguin Parade and there are no return buses to Melbourne at the conclusion of the Penguin Parade. 

By taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island.

Tours and Transport: Contact a Visitor Information Centre in Melbourne or on Phillip Island for tours and transport options