Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
95Trip End Apr 12, 2013
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We started off with a quick tour of the island's chocolate factory, run by a guy call Panny who also has an Indian restaurant attached to the factory - as you do! We read all about how chocolate is made from the sourcing of cocoa to the final stages. They had a massive mosaic of Dame Edna Everidge made entirely from chocolates and a little chocolate village. We had our photo taken in a chocolate room and tried to win a free sweet from the games they had but I think they were rigged so you couldn't win. There were some wrappers about but I'm sure they were planted there to give false hope - not that I'm bitter I lost or anything?!
Back on the road and we headed to a koala bear sanctuary
After the koalas we were taken to a winery and had a little wine and cheese tasting sessions. Anyone who knows Rikki and I will know we aren't the target audience for this activity, both of us disliking both wine and cheese - but we dove straight in. We both preferred the white wines on offer - we were given some Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and something else. We surprised ourselves by actually enjoying them haha! We were given a few reds aswell, I wasn't too keen on the red but Rikki turned into a bit of a connoisseur, asking for more! He's changed. We also didn't find the cheese too bad either, except the cheddar which was definitely not for us.
Free the winery, we stopped off at the Nobbies which are a load of massive rocks at the coast of Phillip Island. It was ridiculously windy up there, like walking along the cliffs at Rottingdean - I felt right at home!
After a quick dinner of fish and chips and being stalked by the island's resident seagulls we were taken to the main event - the penguin parade
Jennie and Rikki xx