We decided that we would love to go to Phillip Island this weekend, so with a little planning, and a bit of booking, we organised a great mini-getaway!
We bought a three parks pass, which allowed us to visit the Koala Conservation Centre, the Penguin Parade and Churchill Island, and we also booked a room at a hotel so we could spread our visit out over two days (it is a two and a half hour drive from our house).
When we arrived on the island this morning we were famished, but a lot of the places weren't open yet (it was about 11am), so we stopped at the first place that looked popular, Euphoria.
It wasn't exactly the nicest food around (nor great value for money), but at least it was edible. Ralph tried some nachos, I had a hot potato and Kim had a breakfast for lunch. Ralph's plate of nachos was so big he couldn't even eat a third of it.
After we ate we went to check-in at the Continental Hotel. Our room was clean and neat, with a queen bed and a pull-out sofa. Ralph thought that the sofa bed was fantastic and couldn't wait to try it out.
We left our bags at the hotel and made our way to our first destination, The Nobbies, on the furthest end of the island, which is supposedly home to Australia's largest Australian Fur Seal Colony. I say "supposedly" because we didn't see even on fur seal. I'm not sure if we were there at the wrong time of the day or year, but there weren't even any sea birds around either.
We walked along the boardwalk and checked out the blowhole (no spectacular water show at the time...), and saw a sea cave, and lots of penguin burrows.
We met a pair of Cape Barron geese, who were looking for food between the boardwalks.( The rest of the day, including penguins!Collapse )