Wanderlustress

Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

Wildlife and Wonders of Oz

The wildlife and natural wonders of Australia did not disappoint.

One of the biggest highlights of our trip was seeing the little penguins at the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Unfortunately, no photography was allowed the day of our visit but we were able to see hundreds of penguins march up from the beach to their nest in the sand dunes. They paraded right next to the park’s boardwalk which brought them into view as close as an arm’s length away! And down at the beach-front stadium arena viewing area, we could watch them exiting the water and waddle their way up the beach. We were all pretty cold being on the beach after sunset but full of adrenaline from the excitement.

Next on our list to see were kangaroos (of course!) but to our surprise a family of dolphins with two little ones decided to follow our ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff on our way to drive along the Great Ocean Road

Waiting for the Sorrento ferry.

Waiting for the Sorrento ferry.

Hey mom! We drove our car onto a boat!!!"

Hey mom! We drove our car onto a boat!!!”

See anything interesting out there kids?

See anything interesting out there kids?…

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At the Wildlife Park, I was surprised how quickly M&O were willing to enter the kangaroo pen to feed them. No fear!

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Unfortunately, no koala’s were to be found during our trip except on these signs:

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We’ll make sure to catch you next time koala’s!

Aside from wildlife, it has been on my bucket list for a long time to see the 12 Apostles and we did (in cold wind and rain). And rather than be satisfied that I’ve seen them, I now want to return with enough time to descend the Gibsons Steps and walk along the beaches below the sheer cliffs, and to do the Great Ocean Walk.

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Happy with the view but not with the cold wind and rain.

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5 comments on “Wildlife and Wonders of Oz

  1. larkycanuck
    May 13, 2013

    the kids are already looking more grown up than the last time i saw pics of them on your blog.

  2. So cute them feeding the kangaroos! Happy Mothers Day.

  3. Adventures We Seek
    May 11, 2013

    http://wp.me/p2uXwW-1Yw I nominated you for a blogger award! I love reading about your adventures

  4. ozitwins
    May 11, 2013

    I saw the fairy penguins many years ago and have some great shots from the Great Ocean Rd and Featherdale Wildlife Park where we fed Koalas. thank you for allowing me to remember from far away Israel. Durras lakes and wildlife go hand in hand but wallabies and kangas can be seen around the continent.

  5. healingpilgrim
    May 11, 2013

    oh I wanna go to oz…kangaroos, penguins and koalas oh my! beautiful post & photos too!

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