Penguin Parade

Penguins arrive at sunset every night of the year. View our penguin arrival calendar to check what time that is during your visit. We suggest you arrive one hour beforehand.

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 interactive displays.

Koala Conservation Centre

The Koala Conservation Centre is open:
- 10am to 5pm daily (April to end of daylight savings)
- 10am to 5:30pm daily (daylight savings)
- 10am to 6pm (Boxing Day to end of summer school holidays)
- Opens 2pm on Christmas Day.

Churchill Island Heritage Farm

Churchil lsland Farm Precinct is open from 10am daily except Christmas Day when we open at 2pm.

Churchill Island Cafe is open from 10am daily Monday to Friday, and from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays. Opens at 2pm on Christmas Day.

26 Dec 2019 – 27 Jan 2020
Open 10am - 6pm
Last admission 5.45pm
Café closes: 6pm

28 Jan 2020 – 30 April 2020
Open 10am - 5pm
Last admission 4.45pm
Café closes: 5pm

1 May 2020 – 31 July 2020
Open 10am - 4.30pm
Last admission 4.15pm
Café closes: 4.30pm

1 Aug 2020 – 24 Dec 2020
Open 10am - 5pm
Last admission 4.45pm
Café closes: 5pm

Christmas Day
Open 2pm – 5pm
Last admission 4.45pm
Café closes: 5pm 

Daily farming activities:

2.10pm                 cow milking
2.30pm                 sheep shearing
2.45pm                 whip cracking
3.05pm                 working dogs
3.20pm                 sheep shearing

1.00pm - 1.45pm Wagon rides.  (Weekends, school and public holidays only - weather permitting)

Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tours

Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tours operate daily. Please check the departure schedule for seasonal details. 

Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre

The Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies closes approximately 2 hours before sunset each day, and the Nobbies Centre itself closes approximately 1 hour before sunset each day to protect the native wildlife.

Antarctic Journey
Summer: 10am – approx. 7pm (Opening at 2pm on Christmas Day)
Autumn: 10am – approx. 4pm
Winter: 10am – approx. 3pm
Spring: 10am – approx. 5pm

Nobbies Centre
Summer: 10am – approx. 8pm (Opening at 2pm on Christmas Day)
Autumn: 10am – approx. 5pm
Winter: 10am – approx. 4pm
Spring: 10am – approx. 6pm