Shirley's trip to South Australia & beyond travel blog

The fancy "Penguin Parade" visitors' centre

The Penguin Parade beach & grandstands

Cape Barren geese

The Nobbies, Seal Island & the boardwalk

The Nobbies visitors' centre

A small sample of the nesting gulls at the Nobbies

Moving day. It was still chilly in Yarram (18 when I left at 9:30), a bit different from the 44ºC they’ve been having in Mildura for the last few days. Somewhere in between would be good.

It was about 150 km to Phillip Island & I had no trouble parking or setting up in a nice spot overlooking the beach but a bit sheltered if any wind comes along.

After lunch, I went for a drive around town, did some grocery shopping then went to the penguin area to get information about various ticket options & which would be the best night. Settled on Wednesday night so then had a look around the place as there’s no photography allowed when the penguins are around.

I can understand why after my experience at the Singapore Night Zoo because people just refuse not to use their flash.

The Nobbies & Seal Rock are next to the penguin beach so I drove up there, dodging Cape Barren geese all the way, then walked along their new boardwalk among thousands of nesting seabirds, mostly gulls but a few strangers mixed in.

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