Melbourne: Phillip Island – Koala Conservation Centre & Penguin Parade

The 3rd day of the Melbourne trip was to visit the koalas and penguins. We had an awesome breakfast just next to our hotel.

First stop was at the Koala Conservation Centre, which we got to know that there are only 5 koalas in the area upon arriving. It wasn’t that difficult to spot them though.

Spotted one afar! smile

Nibbling on the leaves.

Managed to get up close! heart

Up next was Penguin Parade which was along the same stretch of road, barely a 10mins drive. We were there pretty early and managed to get some seats. We were not allowed to take photos as it may distress the penguins, so I have none to share.

Tips to enjoy your time at Penguin Parade:

  • Go earlier, around 5pm to reserve the best seats. I’ve seen other people even sitting on the beach where they will get to see the penguins first when they come offshore.
  • Once the penguins are out, proceed to go uphill as they will be moving up as well.
  • Bring along a jacket as it can get really really cold there.

Ended the day with dinner at a Chinese restaurant cos the guys were craving for it.

Check out my other posts on Melbourne:
heart Melbourne: Road Trip along Great Ocean Road
heart Melbourne: Johanna River Farm and Cottages at Great Ocean Road
heart Melbourne: The Twelve Apostles at Great Ocean Road
heart Melbourne: Traveling to Melbourne City
heart Melbourne: Hopetoun Tea Rooms in The Block Arcade
heart Melbourne: Puffing Billy Steam Railway
heart Melbourne: Top Paddock and 400 Gradi
heart Melbourne: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
heart Melbourne: Coldstream Brewery
heart Melbourne: Domaine Chandon & Sky High Mount Dandenong
heart Melbourne: Phillip Island – Koala Conservation Centre & Penguin Parade
heart Melbourne: Rosebud Pier & Mount Martha
heart Melbourne: Apollo Bay Bakery
heart Melbourne: Apollo Bay, Loch Ard Gorge & Twelve Apostles
heart Melbourne: Patricia Coffee Brewers
heart Melbourne: 5 Reasons to Visit South Melbourne Market
heart Melbourne: Adriano Zumbo Macarons
heart Melbourne: Beautiful Street Art at Hoiser Lane
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heart Melbourne: Bringalbit Country Retreat