How long does the Penguin Parade last?

How long does the Penguin Parade last?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/24/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

The Penguin Parade is undoubtedly one of Phillip Island’s star attractions, a joyous, nightly spectacle where the island’s world famous little penguin population waddles ashore to nest after a hard day’s fishing.

Phillip Island Penguin

The Penguin Parade is perfect for all ages, as you don’t have to be a little one to enjoy this awesome event!

The total time needed to enjoy the Penguin Parade is around two – two and a half hours, as this includes the time needed to snag a good viewing spot and a solid hour or more of watching the furry creatures come ashore.

Given that you get an awesome two hour’s out of the experience, what are some of the other awesome Phillip Island activities you can take part in before the little penguins stroll up the sand?

Let’s take a look at why Phillip Island is an adventure lover’s paradise!

  • It’s one of Australia’s best surf spots

    Phillip Island is revered across the world as an awesome place to catch a wave. Whether you’re a grommet or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of waves for all experience levels to catch. Cape Woolamai is the perfect peach for those with a few years of experience, where Smiths Beach is ideal for surfing novices looking to cut their teeth on some more chilled swells.

  • It’s an animal lover’s dreamland!

    Phillip Island’s claim as one of Australia’s best places to see unique wildlife isn’t restricted to the legendary Penguin Parade. The island is also home to a diverse animal population that includes the adorable seal colony at Seal Rocks, kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras at the Phillip Island Wildlife Park and a huge array of marine life at one of the island’s multiple snorkelling spots.

  • Speaking of which…

    Snorkelling and diving are great adventures on Philly, with numerous dive spots providing ample viewing opportunities for the island’s unique sea life. The Pinnacles, The Gardens, Gull Island and more all offer inspiring diving sites with plenty of coral and unique fish species ducking and weaving around the seabeds.

  • Have a beer at a local brewery

    The Rusty Water Brewery is the perfect place to have lunch and a beer before continuing your Phillip Island adventure. The beers are great, the food is excellent and the service even better – a wonderful place to try local food and beverage.

Related article: How to Experience Phillip Island?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.