From surfing to winetasting to burning rubber at the Grand Prix Circuit, there's an awful lot to do and see on Phillip Island, south of Melbourne at the entrance to Western Port Bay. No question, though, that the resident wildlife ends up stealing the show. And even though we're talking Australia's biggest colony of fur seals, a variety of whales and dolphins, and all sorts of seabirds, one critter attracts the most attention: the little (or fairy) penguin--as the name suggests, the smallest of the world's penguin species. At sunset, these unacceptably cute little dudes come ashore from a day fishing at sea and waddle into the sand dunes--the island's famous "Penguin Parade." Now, isn't that something you need to see?
A graceful, stately building constructed in the Second Empire style, this location also hosts... Read more