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Penguin Parade - Australia

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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
Hi Miscers. Has anyone been to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island in Oz? Did you go on a tour or drive yourself there? Worth it?

Also, for those in the know, what 'must-dos' would you recommend for Melbourne and surrounding area? Sydney and surrounding area? and Brisbane and surrounding area? (Hopefully water will have subsided by the time we go). We will be doing Australia Zoo near Brisbane, have heard that is a definite.

Thanks.
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Been there, done that.

Yes it is worth seeing. Obviously it only lasts a relatively short time (45mins tops I think).. but it is funny watching these tiny penguins waddle up the sand dunes to their roost!

That whole area is quite nice around the Mornington Peninsula. We have friends who live there (we went to their wedding in 94 - which is when the Phillip Island trip was done) Sorrento is nice..... and if you pop into the restaurant at the bottom of Arthurs seat, dont forget to say hi to my mate!
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Fraser Island off the coast near Brisbane would be one thing I would recommend. I went for the day but if I went back I'd stay overnight.

Fraser Island

Edited By: spider1986 on Jan 12, 2011 12:16
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spider1986
Fraser Island off the coast near Brisbane would be one thing I would recommend. I went for the day but if I went back I'd stay overnight.


Stayed overnight.... Biggest sand island in the world. 4 wheel drive only! (Well it was when I went!)

Up that way though.... Noosa Heads is superb and Great Kepple Island.... But the best of all (IMHO) is a sail boat at the Whitsunday Islands and drop off on your own unihabited island for the night. Cheap too. (Look for Shute Harbour/ Airlie beach)
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guv
Been there, done that.Yes it is worth seeing. Obviously it only lasts a relatively short time (45mins tops I think).. but it is funny watching these tiny penguins waddle up the sand dunes to their roost!That whole area is quite nice around the Mornington Peninsula. We have friends who live there (we went to their wedding in 94 - which is when the Phillip Island trip was done) Sorrento is nice..... and if you pop into the restaurant at the bottom of Arthurs seat, dont forget to say hi to my mate!

Did you (or your friend) drive you there? I've been looking at organised tours and they are over AU$100 per person. But for a family of four entry to the parade is only AU$53!! So probably cheaper to hire a car and make our own way there I think. But also need to find out what other places are good to visit and would we need a car for those? Any more ideas?
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shibi din

Did you (or your friend) drive you there? I've been looking at organised tours and they are over AU$100 per person. But for a family of four entry to the parade is only AU$53!! So probably cheaper to hire a car and make our own way there I think. But also need to find out what other places are good to visit and would we need a car for those? Any more ideas?


Yes, we had a car in Melbourne, though we were only staying about 25 minutes away! You'd deffo need a car for the coastal places I mentioned - though I was back packing when I did it.

How long are you going for?
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guv
shibi din
Did you (or your friend) drive you there? I've been looking at organised tours and they are over AU$100 per person. But for a family of four entry to the parade is only AU$53!! So probably cheaper to hire a car and make our own way there I think. But also need to find out what other places are good to visit and would we need a car for those? Any more ideas?
Yes, we had a car in Melbourne, though we were only staying about 25 minutes away! You'd deffo need a car for the coastal places I mentioned - though I was back packing when I did it.How long are you going for?

We have 4 nights in Melbourne (not sure whether to have car for this time or not). Flying to Sydney and have 5 nights there. Pick up a car and drive to Brisbane over the next 3 days and nights (plenty of time to look around). Then 6 nights in Brisbane staying with friends. We have 2 nights in Singapore on way to Oz as well.

I want to see and do as much as possible while we're there. I've been to Melbourne once before but only for 5 days or so and didn't really do much.
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shibi din
We have 4 nights in Melbourne (not sure whether to have car for this time or not). Flying to Sydney and have 5 nights there. Pick up a car and drive to Brisbane over the next 3 days and nights (plenty of time to look around). Then 6 nights in Brisbane staying with friends. We have 2 nights in Singapore on way to Oz as well.

I want to see and do as much as possible while we're there. I've been to Melbourne once before but only for 5 days or so and didn't really do much.


Obviously everything in Oz distance wise is massive! If you haven't got transport, I'd say things will get very expensive. Sydney you wont need a car. The Transport there is superb and to be honest, most of the things you're likely to get up to will either revolve the harbour or the beaches. Ive not been to Brisbane (Flew over the top to a place called Maroochiedore).. Noosa will be accessible from Brisbane, the other places probably to far for the time frame.
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I am also off to Melbourne/Sydney in a short while. Staying near the Mornington Peninsular (Frankston area) and we are doing the penguins as a self drive. Just thought i would share that lol.
#9
scoff
I am also off to Melbourne/Sydney in a short while. Staying near the Mornington Peninsular (Frankston area) and we are doing the penguins as a self drive. Just thought i would share that lol.

Thanks for that. Have you found a good deal on car hire? (_;)
banned#10
Whilst you are there... pop in and say hello to our friends and ask how there trip to Bali went last year! (We went with them LOL!)
#11
guv
Whilst you are there... pop in and say hello to our friends and ask how there trip to Bali went last year! (We went with them LOL!)

Will do. :thumbsup: But you can ask them yourself about their trip to Bali!!
#12
shibi din

Have you found a good deal on car hire? (_;)


We are going to sort that out when there if we need to hire a car.
We are staying with friends and they said we could use theirs if we need one but we will see when there.
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scoff
shibi din
Have you found a good deal on car hire? (_;)
We are going to sort that out when there if we need to hire a car. We are staying with friends and they said we could use theirs if we need one but we will see when there.

When are you going? What things are you planning on doing?
#14
We are going in April to Melbourne for 5 nights then moving onto Sydney for 4 nights then back to Melbourne for another 12 nights. As for what we are doing.... Not quite sure yet, we are staying with friends and they are planning everything for us but they did mention the penguins. Maybe having a drive up the Great Ocean Road for a few nights (12 apostles) stopping off in different resorts along the way.
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scoff
We are going in April to Melbourne for 5 nights then moving onto Sydney for 4 nights then back to Melbourne for another 12 nights. As for what we are doing.... Not quite sure yet, we are staying with friends and they are planning everything for us but they did mention the penguins. Maybe having a drive up the Great Ocean Road for a few nights (12 apostles) stopping off in different resorts along the way.

Sounds good. You're going to be there at the same time as us!! Have fun.
#16
Anyone on the evening shift of Miscers got any 'must-dos' for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (and on the Pacific Highway between Sydney and Bris?)?
banned#17
scoff
We are going in April to Melbourne for 5 nights then moving onto Sydney for 4 nights then back to Melbourne for another 12 nights. As for what we are doing.... Not quite sure yet, we are staying with friends and they are planning everything for us but they did mention the penguins. Maybe having a drive up the Great Ocean Road for a few nights (12 apostles) stopping off in different resorts along the way.

I may be wrong... but I'm sure there are no longer 12 apostles! I did this when I was there, stopping at Bells Beach (point break?) along the way. To be honest, I expected better along the route, but it was a while back and things might be much better now.

shibi din
Anyone on the evening shift of Miscers got any 'must-dos' for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (and on the Pacific Highway between Sydney and Bris?)?

Nothing sticks out for Melbourne apart from what was mentioned. Sydney, you will be sure to take in Circular Quay, the Rocks and harbour. A walk from the gap to Bondi, Clovelli and Tamarrama is worth a go, along with a trip to Manly. Going North...... Not much that shouts "must see"..... Though i had a couple of days at Coffs Harbour and had the obligatory "big banana" photo taken! X)

Fond times!
#18
Thanks guv. :)

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