The next day as we were leaving Wilsons Prom we saw an Emu and it's babies crossing the road. We were very pleased to have seen an Emu, its another animal to tick off our list. Only Koalas and Wombats to go!
We were on our way to Phillip Island to see the Penguin Parade. We arrived at around lunch time and a few hours to spare before the Penguin Parade started, so we had a look around the island. The island had some fantasic views and some nice beaches.
At sunset we went to see the penguins, we arrived early to get a good seat. There is no shelter so we wrapped up warm. It had been raining in the day so we took our big coats. Luckily there was no more rain that evening. Just after it got dark small groups of penguins started to arrive on the beach. When the group was all out of the water they lined up and made a dash up the beach to their burrows. They are the smallest penguins in the world, about 30cm tall, but they make up for it in volume, they are very loud. In the floodlit part of the viewing area lots of groups started to arrive. There were hundreds more arriving further up the beach towards the rocks, almost out of view. The previous evening there were 776 Little Penguins. We stayed and watched several groups come out of the water, then we moved onto the boardwalks behind the beach to see the penguins close up as they made their way to their burrows. It was great fun watching the penguins, we especially liked their dash up the beach. It was just like they were lineing up for the 100m.