Ever wanted to put on a giant set of armour and yell, “WINTER IS COMING!”?
It’d be even cooler (literally) at the Penguin Encounter inside the Melbourne Aquarium!
This is a truly amazing and unforgettable experience, in which you get to walk with penguins and even pat them! Get up close and personal with small penguins, King penguins and even those Gentoo penguins that look like they hopped right out of Happy Feet.
So, how do we make this happen? All you have to do is get the Penguin Passport, and this gives you access to a 45-minute tour with these gorgeous creatures!
Snow gear is provided, so you don’t freeze with your new penguin friends, who already have coats… Lucky things.
This once in a lifetime encounter is possibly the best date ever for animal lovers everywhere. It’s not every day that you get to go in the snow. And ice. AND meet a whole group of penguins. These majestic creatures will turn anyone who acts tough into a blubbering baby, cooing over the cuteness before them and never wanting to leave.
Not only is this date romantic, but also fun, adventurous and probably going to get you at least five hugs and three, “I love you”s all in a row.
Complete your day by wandering around the aquarium, either before or after the penguin walk, and checking out some of the great events that are on.
Not only is the aquarium itself a fabulous place to visit on a date, but they hold events such as the excellent Valentine’s Day dinner, where couples can select a table to dine with either sharks or penguins.