Little Penguins!

by Protima Daryanani


 Photo courtesy of the  Penguin Parade .

Photo courtesy of the Penguin Parade.

The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island is one of the most fun and unique experiences you can have. Only about ninety minutes from Melbourne, every evening at sunset under the cover of darkness (to avoid potential predators), the Little Penguins return to their penguin colony and their burrows, where they rest, nest, and moult. Phillip Island has only one remaining Little Penguin colony, part of which can be seen at the Penguin Parade. Be careful when you're walking on the paths, because in addition to Little Penguins you might also see kangaroos and wallabies hanging around!