Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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Organization was really fine, everything worked out and Tara was a very nice and funny guide. To watch the penguin parade was a great experience, too. So funny and cute to watch the little guys walking along the seaside to their homes. Maybe good to know: Photography is not allowed with the penguins, but at all other events it's no problem. Take warm clothes (windbreaker, scarf and cap) for the penguins, because in late evening/night it gets really cold with the wind at the beach. Not as good as expected the go-together with the Koalas. It's quite expensive to get in touch with them (~30 AUD) for a quick photo - and that's all. No option for stay longer close to them, maybe little feeding or just watch them close. And my photo wasn't that nice, too (couldn't see it before printed :\). So think about the Koala photo (you have to wait in queue -> time loss), but at all I would recommend the tour and do again :)
The venue was a bit smaller than I expected and the kangaroos were kept in their private area where visitors cannot enter (unlike the other place i went to in Brisbane which let us get up close). And the koala encounter was slightly pricey since we were allowed to only pat his back while taking pictures and were given very little time. It was ok overall.
This trip is really all about the penguins which was just magical. The animal farm is really for children and the visit to to chocolate factory and beach, whilst pleasant, did feel like the operator was trying to fill the day. Good (and necessary) for a solo traveller but if you’re in a group I’d recommend hiring a car and doing it yourself.
Very enjoyable - long day though - got back around midnight. Highly recommend upgrading to at least the platform for viewing Penguins - saw many. Fed the Kangaroos and saw many native animals and the wild animal reserve.
Great job done by Simone Q! My wife & I really enjoyed. It would be nice if there were more dinner options. Most stops had minimal menu options. They seemed surprised when we showed up and were out of many menu items.