Little penguins are big business in Victoria.
Around half a million people make the 90-minute trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island every year to see the Penguin Parade at sunset. The dash up the beach at Summerland by those formerly known as ‘fairy’ — now by the more politically correct title of ‘little’ — to their rookery, follows what can be up to four weeks of fishing in Bass Strait. Watching the penguins arrive home is an incredibly popular tourist activity and has been for almost a century.
That said, the Victorian capital offers a wide variety of animal viewing experiences — and sometimes in the most unlikely of places! Stash your stuff with a Melbourne luggage storage service and go for a walk on the wild side!
Here are ten of the best Melbourne wildlife experiences.