There is nothing quite like leaving the bright lights and mayhem of the city and heading towards the ocean, whether it be the beautiful Great Ocean Road or the peaceful paradise of Phillip Island. Unfortunately for the folks of Melbourne, we are unable to make our way down for a beach getaway to view the breathtaking natural beauty and attractions that the coast is famous for.
As a South African Expat, one of my cutest early Aussie memories is heading down to the boardwalk at sunset to watch the world's smallest penguins return to shore after a hard day's fishing. This famous Phillip Island scene seems to be taken straight from a Disney movie, as you watch these personality-packed little guys waddle up to the beach and to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes. It really is quite magical to see and something that I would hopefully love to witness again when it is safe to do so.
For obvious reasons, we can't visit these adorable fairy penguins (that stand at an average of 33cm tall) right now and watch them frolic up to the sand dunes in little groups. However, the team at Phillip Island Nature Parks is making sure we can view the antics of these little creatures from the comfort of our homes.
Launched on Tuesday, August 25, Phillip Island Nature Parks will be livestreaming the Penguin Parade across Facebook and YouTube. This will be a global livestream, allowing anyone from around the world to tune in at 6pm AEST and watch the hilarity unfold, with the ability to ask the rangers questions in real-time.