After New Zealand, we moved to Melbourne, Australia where one of our stops was to the amazing Philip Island. We went to see koala’s, a heritage farm, and a penguin parade! Try to guess which one was my favorite!
On Philip Island, we saw lots of astonishing things but the first thing I want to speak to you about are the koalas. When we went to the Koala conservation center, we saw trees as far as the eye could see but no sign of any koalas. Initially, I was a little disappointed but when we went on the boardwalk, we saw koalas eating and sleeping in the treetops. Seriously, that is what koalas do all day. When we were on the boardwalk, we also saw a copperhead snake. Very shy. Very venomous. You have to be very careful because they won’t be too shy to strike you and there is no specific anti-venom. Koalas: cute, cuddly and … dangerous? You heard me right! They are dangerous because of their sharp claws. But don’t worry! They couldn’t catch you even if they tried so enjoy your vacation!
At the Churchhill farm on Phillip Island, you can milk a cow, shear a sheep, crack a whip, and look at the herd dogs. Remember what I said about milking a cow. Yes, you can milk gigantic, chubby and noisy cows here. I did it and it is free. If you go to the barn, you can see a sheep getting sheared. It is hilarious watching the bewildered sheep getting sheared. One of the more interesting demonstrations was the whip cracking because if you are 16 or older you can crack a whip. But make sure you do it carefully so you don’t hurt yourself. I couldn’t do it because I am not old enough but it looked amusing.
Now I am going to tell you about the penguin parade because it was so adorable. The penguin parade is when the cute, adorable and tired penguin parents come back to feed their penguin babies. When the penguins come back, it is pitch black. They come in groups of 3-10 to
I hope you enjoyed learning about the koalas, the farm and the penguins. Have you guessed what my favorite activity was yet? The answer is . . . the penguins because they were so sweet.