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  • Day15

    Phillip Island

    October 8, 2016 in Australia

    📍Moonlit Sanctuary
    📍Koala Observation
    📍Churchill Island
    📍Phillip Island
    Heute haben wir eine Tour zu den Phillip Islands gemacht! Um 10 Uhr ist unser Bus losgestartet und bald hatten wir unseren ersten Stopp erreicht, das Moonlit Sanctuary. Dort konnten wir Kängurus streicheln und füttern und andere australische Tiere beobachten wie Emus, Wombats oder Koalas🐨 Dann gings weiter zu einem Koala Observatory, wo man die Koalas in den Bäumen beobachten konnte. Unser nächster Halt war Churchill Island! Auf dem alten Bauernhof konnten wir zusehen wie ein Schaf geschert wird🐑 Dann sind wir weiter zu den Nobbies gedüst! Die Aussicht dort war unglaublich schön und wir konnten sogar ein kleines Pinguin in einem Häuschen sehen:) Unser letzter Halt bevor es wieder nach Melbourne ging war die Pinguinparade, auf die alle schon sehr gespannt waren! Wir nahmen alle auf einer Tribüne platz und warteten bis die Pinguine aus dem Meer kamen um nach Hause zu gehen🐧 Wir warteten eine gefühlte Ewigkeit in der Kälte aber der Anblick der Pinguingruppen hat das alles letzendlich wettgemacht! Als wir spät nachts wieder in Melbourne ankamen waren wir alle sehr müde aber es war auf jeden Fall ein gelungener Tag!:)Read more

  • Day14

    Leaving Cairns

    November 6, 2017 in Australia

    Our last day in Cairns, we spent in our locale. We went to a Saturday morning Asian market, where there were so many fruits and vegetables we didn't know. Bought a mango and some lychee nuts because we saw them growing the day before. We then had to go take some pictures of the bats. There is a street with several trees where the fruit bats stay during the day. They are huge, compared to our bats, with tawny beige bodies and dark wings. There are hundreds, no maybe thousands of them, slowly fanning their wings to cool themselves. There is a definite odour to the area, not particularly pleasing, and the locals walk out on the street so as not to walk under them on the sidewalk.They apparently feed off the numerous mangoes on the trees around.
    The other thing we tried to get pictures of were the beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets who roost every night just next to our apartment building. They are in the parrot family and there are hundreds of them there, making quite a racket in their screechy way. But oh so pretty!!
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  • Day262

    Day 4 - #Thatchersontour - Philip Island

    December 20, 2017 in Australia

    Today we were off to Phillip Island for a day trip, ending with the penguin parade. After the early start yesterday for the walking tour we had a chilled morning (I even managed to fit in a gym session and Blake went for a swim) before heading off on the 2 hour drive to Phillip Island. Our first stop was Smiths Beach for what we thought would be a nice spot for lunch and a sunbathe. The weather had different ideas though and we were sadly blown across the carpark before even making it to the beach. We strolled down to have a look and make sure it wasn’t more sheltered on the beach but it wasn’t to be. Instead we decided to visit Rhyll as it was on the east coast of the island and a tad more sheltered for lunch. From there we went on a nice walk along the mangroves boardwalk which was around a 2km return walk. The fam even got their first glimpse of some Aussie wildlife with lots of lizards and some wallabies.

    Next on the itinerary was the Nobbies, which we previously visited when we came to Phillip Island. The Nobbies are very picturesque craggy rock formations boardwalk out in the sea and there is a nice little boardwalk which wraps around the coastline. Like Smiths beach we almost got blown away but the coastline is absolutely stunning so we didn't want the fam to miss it. We also saw one or two penguins in their little nesting boxes sheltering from the wind. Looking rather windswept we decided to grab a coffee from the tourist shop before heading to Cowes for a fish and chip dinner.

    Feeling nice and full we headed to the penguin parade. We purposely got their early but it turned out we were 2 hours early and they hadn’t even opened the doors yet. This worked in our favour though as we managed to get the same spot at the front we had last time we were here (I did have a race with a man and his kids though which was pretty funny). When the sun finally went down we had wave after wave of cute little penguins waddling up the beach(although sadly not quite as close as last time). Last time we came, around 1,000 penguins returned home from their long day at sea however this time 2,322 penguins came home so we were in penguin heaven! Last time we ergs here it was mating season so this time we got to sea that all of their hard work had paid off as there were lots of little baby penguins to see as we were walking along the boardwalks around their nests. The fam absolutely loved it!
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  • Day64

    Phillip Island

    April 4 in Australia

    Nachdem wir die letzten zwei Tage in Melbourne verbracht hatten, gingen wir nach Phillip Island. Den Tag durch sonnten wir uns am Strand und am Abend gingen wir zur Pinguin Parade. Dort kommen bei Dämmerung die kleinen Pinguine zurück ans Ufer, nachdem sie den Tag im Meer verbracht haben.

  • Day28

    Pinguin Parade

    December 21, 2016 in Australia

    Bevor wir die eigentliche Route gen Westen Richtung Adelaide fahren, machen wir heute einen Abstecher nach Osten nach Phillip Island. Dort findet jeden Abend die Pinguin Parade statt. Hunderte von sehr kleinen Pinguinen kommen von der Futtersuche zurück, versammeln sich im Meer, bevor sie in vielen kleinen Gruppen auf den Strand hüpfen und zu ihren Nestern eilen. Zu süß!

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Cowes, Каус

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