Phillip Island Travel Blog› entry 7 of 11 › view all entries
February 14th, 2010 – by: HCSmooth66
We also made a stop at a botanical garden, which was interesting in that it was designed in such a way that you could take a walk around the entirety of Australia, at least the flora of the country. We also visited a conservatory of some kind where there were more koalas. It was pretty disappointing to me, though. After having seen koalas that were truly wild the previous day within a foot of me it was a complete disappointment to see some that were basically in a zoo environment. But there were some wallabies bouncing around the area, and I hadn't seen any of those yet. So, it wasn't a total loss.
The end of the night made the entire tour worthwhile. The highlight of the tour is watching hundreds of penguins emerge from the sea after their fishing expedition to return to their burrows on land.
Once we had our fill of penguins we made our way back to the parking lot, jumped back on the bus, and took off back to Melbourne. It would take probably 2 hours to get there. In the parking lot we had to be aware enough not to run over any penguins who had seemingly lost their way in the parking lot. Sadly, there were a couple wandering in the parking lot. We didn't run them over, so all is well. Hopefully they found their way.
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