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Penguin tour and dinner.
Posted October 12th, 2011 - 10:25 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
I'd like to organise an event that has been in my mind for quite some time, and we can celebrate my return to being a Couchsurfing Ambassador.

I'd like to take everyone to see the penguins in St Kilda. The best news is that it's free.

The only costs are your transport to get there, and dinner if you want some. The tram is probably the best option for most people - parking is difficult. It's about 15 minutes from Melbourne.

Dinner is optional, you can eat wherever you like. I'll be eating at Veg Out Time. It's vegetarian and vegan and $10 will buy you a very full meal.

Let's meet at 7 pm at Veg Out Time 63 Fitzroy St, St Kilda. If the weather is good we can sit outside. After dinner, around 7:30-7:40 we can walk down to the penguins. It's about a 15 minute walk. The sun sets around 7:48 pm according to forecasts so it's a good time to get down there. If you want to skip dinner just meet up at 7:30 pm.

Please don't worry too much if you're running late or whatever, just walk down the end of St Kilda Pier and look for us there.

I only have one rule really with penguins, don't harm them or I promise you I'll hurt you back. Penguins don't like flash photography or being touched, they can bite back very strongly. You're allowed to get extremely close to them and they sometimes will come right up to you. You can take your camera but please turn off your flash. Also, don't shine torches at them, the light hurts their eyes.

They arrive at sunset and go to their burrows. We may be lucky enough to see them swim in, but you can normally see them walk and talk to one another.

Disabled access is available but it's a bit limited to the higher areas, but penguins can be seen there too.

Dress appropriately, you'll be near the water, in the bay, where it is windy. It's guaranteed to be cooler than most other places.

I hope to see some people there and look forward to sharing this part of Melbourne with you.

MEETING DETAILS:
FROM: October 26th, 2011 - 7:00 pm

LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=136587

LOCATION: Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
ADDRESS: St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.