Phillip Island Wildlife Tour
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October 31st, 2007 – by: LonelyTraveller13
The coach picked us up at 11:00 and drove us to Phillip Island. It took just under 2 hours to get there. Our first stop was at a wildlife park near the center of the island. That was really cool. I got to see Koalas, Wombats, Wallabys, Kangeroos, Tazmanian Devils, and loads of other Australian Wildife. After the Wildlife Park, and a spot of lunch, we went on a tour of some of the coast around the island. Some of the beaches were so beautiful. I'm so glad it was such a nice day. And if we looked carefully...we could see the odd fairy penguin in its burrow.
Every evening the Fairy Penguins come out of the sea in small groups, and make their way up the beach to their burrows in the cliffs and hills above the beach. They were so shy that it took them a few attepts to pluck up the courage to walk up the beach, but when they eventually did it was amazing. They looked so cute and clumsy and they waddled up the beach. I wish i had managed to get a film of them. We werent allowed to use cameras so it was a bit tricky to take sup pictures without getting caught by one of the rangers, but I did my best lol
After we had seen a couple hundred penguins make their way up the beach we made our way back to the coach and begun the drive back to melbourne. It was a really good day out, and I would definately recommend it to anyone who visits Melbourne.
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