This is the island's star attraction. If you came out just for this, it wouldn't be a wasted trip. This is the largest colony of the little penguins. There's 20,000 on the island and you'll see as many as 2,000 in the parade area.
Now, first impressions aren't good. The large parking area, scores of visitors, concrete-stepped stands. It feels commercial, and there's 4,000 visitors a night. So I guess it can hardly not be commercial. And the cost seems steep at $12.50.
But before passing judgement, think about it for a few minutes. With this many visitors, it has to be controlled, or else the damage done to the penguins' burrows would be devestating. The money you pay goes into maintain...Read More