the Penguin Parade
The Penguin Parade is a hugely popular visitor activity on Phillip Island, where you watch the Fairy Penguins come ashore to their burrows from large grandstands amongst moderately dim floodlights, and then observe them from the boardwalks that trail from the beach back to the visitor centre. No photography is allowed outside of the visitor centre, but here’s one from inside the centre:
There are a few man-made burrows that are set under the visitor centre, with viewing windows. Here you can see two of the tiny penguins.
Apparently, the recent weather has convinced the penguins it’s springtime, and many have come ashore to begin mating. Activity along the boardwalk was noisy, and yes, included an adults-only scene of penguin love. (no photos, remember?)