Located off the southern coast of Australia, Phillip Island is a wonderful place to visit if you are visiting Melbourne.
This is a place where you will find an abundance of natural beauty where people come to take in the views, relax, enjoy the thrill of motor sports, and take in the wildlife. One of the hugely popular attractions on Phillip Island is the incredible Phillip Island Penguin Parade, with many people heading to the island’s Summerland Beach at sunset each day to watch this fascinating and wonderful event.
The Phillip Island Penguin Parade experience
This parade is where you can watch the Phillip Island penguins make their daily sunset parade making their ways from the sea back to their homes. It really is a sight to behold, particularly given that this is one of Australia’s largest penguin colonies. While you cannot take any photographs for the sake of the penguins, this is an experience that will hold a special place in your memories for years to come.
You will be able to see hundreds of the fairy penguins that call Phillip Island home when you attend this parade. Watch as they cutely waddle from the water and head back to their burrows. This sight is made all the more entertaining because they tend to squabble and squawk as they make their way across the sand towards their burrows. It is a great way to get up close and personal to these fabulous creatures. The parade itself lasts up to 45 minutes or so, and is best enjoyed as part of a Phillip Island tour.
These little penguins have been on Phillip Island for literally thousands of years and the parade itself has been enjoyed by visitors for many decades. Each day, the penguins head out to sea to do some fishing and every day at sunset they head back home, creating the wonderful parade that so many people come here to see.
Experience Phillip Island with Luxury Day Tours
One of the best ways to experience the wonders of Phillip Island along with its fascinating penguin parade is on a tour. You can travel in comfort, take in the natural beauty of the island, explore the variety of attractions on offer, and at sunset go and take in the amazing sight of these beautiful fairy penguins making their way back home.