Strict regulations apply in the St Kilda Breakwater viewing area. The use of flash photography and white light is prohibited. Strictly no touching, feeding or approaching penguins closer than 3m. No access permitted on rock areas including standing or sitting on rocks. Dogs are not permitted in the breakwater area.
Little Penguins typically arrive around one hour after sunset. Please be aware that the breakwater area can become extremely busy during this period. Access and views may be limited due to crowds. Wheelchair access may be limited. We do not recommend taking prams or bikes. The breakwater may be temporarily blocked off to ensure safe passage for individual penguins at any time.
St Kilda's Little Penguins are wild animals, and their numbers may vary significantly between nights, however you are likely to see only a few individual penguins on any given night. Earthcare St Kilda volunteers may be present to answer questions, but for a full, interactive experience with guaranteed sightings we recommend visiting the Phillip Island Nature Park.