The two-hour trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island to see Australia’s largest colony of fairy penguins emerge from the Bass Straight after a day of fun and frivolity is a much-loved pilgrimage for many visitors to Victoria. For obvious reasons, that’s not possible right now but to bring the world some much-needed joy, Phillip Island Nature Parks is, for the first time ever, live streaming the event so you can watch the Penguin Parade from the comfort of your couch. We guarantee it will bring a smile to your dial.
Viewers can tune in for free from 6:00 pm AEST every day to witness 3,000 or so fairy penguins bustle their way back to their sandy burrows – it is truly a magical sight to behold. As a little added bonus, the launch of the live stream coincides with breeding season so you may even catch a glimpse of some freshly hatched babies to gush over. The park rangers are also on hand to provide some live expert commentary each night. The stream lasts approximately 30 minutes and will run nightly for the foreseeable future. Tune in on Facebook here or YouTube here.
Image credit: Philip Island Nature Parks