Penguin parade, Melbourne

@allknowing (68462)
India
November 22, 2015 6:32pm CST
It was quite tiring having reached Melbourne from Christchurch, New Zealand. We were not checked in immediately but shown around - a bus was waiting for us at the airport. We were treated to lunch at some Indian restaurant and once we checked in around 4 we were told we should be ready for that trip to Phillips Island to watch the Penguin Parade. It was a long trip. We sat on the beach waiting for their grand appearance.The sun had already set in and it was dark. And there we saw a tiny little penguin appearing from the sea. It came ashore and waited. After a while we saw yet another penguin emerge. There were several of them all lined up one behind the other on their march to their burrows offshore. We were told that this happens every single day. A sight worth watching even though when one is dog tired.
Experience one of Australias most popular attractions. Each night at sunset youll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a days fishing.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 15
I would not have expected penguins to travel so far North.
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@Marcyaz (35625)
• United States
23 Nov 15
That is exactly what I thought also.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
23 Nov 15
I've seen them in Galapagos - I think that's the most north they get. It's practically on the equator.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 15
@boiboing That sounds virtually impossible due to Galapagos being on the equator. I am not disputing what you say, just quite amazed at the revelation.
@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
23 Nov 15
I love penguins.
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@Marcyaz (35625)
• United States
23 Nov 15
How lovely I didn't know anything about penguins in Australia. Must have been lovely to watch them but would have been better if you weren't so tired.
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@allknowing (68462)
• India
23 Nov 15
That lap was the only part of our package tour that did not go quite well when it came to planning. We should have been first taken to the hotel but we were told that the check in there was only in the evening. But those little babies marching was worth the effort.
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@Marcyaz (35625)
• United States
23 Nov 15
@allknowing I hope the rest of your tour gives you more time to appreciate what you are looking at. You won't be so tired then.
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@allknowing (68462)
• India
23 Nov 15
@Marcyaz This tour was taken a long time ago. I must tell you something. The very next day we were to experience the 'Great Ocean Road' but we opted out of it and spent the day enjoying the glamour of the hotel, took a tram ride, and spent some time on our own. And when we got together for dinner those that went on that trip said how wise we were as they were just sleeping in the bus and not looking out (lol)
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov 15
I've never been there but I remember seeing some of those penguins in southern Australia, I was told they are called Fairy penguins.
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@allknowing (68462)
• India
23 Nov 15
They call them that. But they were really cute.
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@Hatley (164534)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Nov 15
wow I would have loved to see that parade of Penquins myself souns really interesting them coming back after fishing all day,they must be happy little Penquins all right.
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@allknowing (68462)
• India
23 Nov 15
It was worth waiting on the beach that late in the evening with cool breeze that made us all very uncomoftable though.
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@BellaDoc (774)
• San Diego, California
23 Nov 15
I've seen them. Just the one time. We lived about seven hours' drive away, and had a week's holiday somewhere near there when I was a teen.
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