Phillip Island Nature Parks offer a rare glimpse into Australia’s rich wildlife. Located within a 90-minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island features pristine beaches, diverse Australian flora and fauna, and breathtaking wildlife.
A visit to Phillip Island is not complete without watching the world-famous Penguin Parade, meeting koalas, taking a virtual tour at the Antarctic Journey, and enjoying the quaint Churchill Island. We’ve put together a quick guide to the Phillip Island Nature Parks opening hours and the best time to visit. Take a look!
Closed: All attractions except the Penguin Parade are closed on Christmas Day.
Duration of Visit: We suggest spending a whole day exploring all the attractions on Phillip Island. Penguin Parade tickets are the most sought-after activity on Phillip Island, so you have to plan your trip around the activity.
Grab a quick bite or enjoy a complete meal at any of the restaurants at Phillip Island Nature Parks.
Timings: 6 PM to 9 PM
Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM on weekdays; 9 AM to 4 PM on weekends. (A la carte until 3 PM)
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (A la carte 11 AM to 3 PM)
A. The Phillip Island Nature Parks attractions’ opening hours vary. The Koala Conservation Reserve is open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM. The Penguin Parade visitor center opens at 5 PM. Churchill Island is open from 10 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays and 9 AM to 4:30 PM on weekends. The Antarctic Journey at Nobbies Centre is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.
A. Yes, Phillip Island Nature Parks is open year-round.
A. Phillip Island Nature Parks is open every day, including during public holidays. However, the attractions are all closed on Christmas Day.
A. Yes, Phillip Island Nature Parks is open on public holidays, except Christmas Day.
A. Yes, you can enjoy Phillip Island Nature Parks on public holidays but you may find large crowds.
A. There’s no change in the regular timetable on public holidays.
A. We suggest spending a whole day at Phillip Island Nature Parks to make the most of your visit.
A. Most of the Phillip Island Nature Parks restaurants open at 10 AM, except the Little Penguin Café, which opens at 6 PM.