penguin island

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the start to penguin island

The second day in down under.My brother and sister in law had to work,and we had planned had day with our 8 years old  nephew.We asked him what he wants to do,and he, with the help of his mother, said that penguin island was very nice to visit and to relax.We took the rockingham coast route to the jetty where the ferry departs every hour for a five min trip to the island. During the captain explained what we can find on the island and how late the last ferry departs to the main land.You can walk to the island on the sandbar,but later at the day with high tide and wind it is dangerous.

Loaded with bad towels,snorkeling equipment,suncream and the most important piece the camera we went on the ferry and cross the bay to penguin island.

It is not expensive,for two adults and a child of 8 years we payed 49.
penguin island.
50 aud including the discovery center and ferry.On the island you will find nice beaches, caves, a picnic area ( no barbecue facilities available) and a composting toilet ( hope you have a strong  stomach.), and the discovery center.In the center you will find 10 little penguins, feeding times are 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

We used the time to walk across the island, snorkeling and relax on the beach.After we visited the discovery center we walked to the another side of the island where we found little penguins and big lizards,pelicans and a lot of seagulls.During our trip to the main land the staff of the ferry had to do a shoe rescue.Somebody of a another ferry lost his shoe during getting on the boat,and his shoe was floating away.And in Holland it is bad luck by by shoe,but here they took the time to pick up his shoe and deliver it to the person without a problem( no worries).

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the start to penguin island
the start to penguin island
penguin island.
penguin island.
seal island
seal island
me and my nephew on our way to the…
me and my nephew on our way to th…
the ferry
the ferry
the way to walk to the island.
the way to walk to the island.
penguin island
penguin island
on penguin island
on penguin island
let nature take over on penguin is…
let nature take over on penguin i…
one of the to boardwalks of pengui…
one of the to boardwalks of pengu…
a stern smile at the camera
a stern smile at the camera
penguin island breeding area of th…
penguin island breeding area of t…
the cap between the main land and …
the cap between the main land and…
the caves
the caves
snorkeling with my nephew.
snorkeling with my nephew.
the little penguin experience
the little penguin experience
dance little sister.
dance little sister.
feeding time
feeding time
penguin island
penguin island
hello mister lizard
hello mister lizard
penguins hiding for the sun.
penguins hiding for the sun.
boe !!!!
boe !!!!
australian pelicans
australian pelicans
walking he way back to the main la…
walking he way back to the main l…
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photo by: gimpel