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We jumped on the bus a bit early so I spent a fair bit of time just watching the trams loading & unloading passengers. Trams are in the middle of the road, so people jump off the curb, across the no standing land and then onto the tram. They also have some quite cute street cleaners (I’m talking about the machines). Pretty much just a metre wide to fit between the tram lines. Very amusing.
So we got going to the penguins. There was an afternoon stop at a cattle farm where we got to feed the kangaroos and see wombats (who were sleeping). Again more photos and I hope most turned out okay.
On the way to the koala conservation centre we went past the town with no pub.
After that we got to see the penguins and I upgraded to the plus tour - where you were a lot closer to the beach. It was breathtaking. All the tourists did the gasp and then talk to each other in their language when the first lot of penguins came out of the water. At first you just saw this movement at the edge of the water and then all the penguins were revealed in a large group. Very spectacular. They had a boardwalk where you could walk along and follow some penguins. They came out in a few different groups, so there were always some gathered at the water, some running along the beach and then some walking to their nest.
Anyway, after all that, we stopped off at