Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins.
At sunset every night the world's largest colony of Little Penguins puts on a free 30 minute show as they waddle across the beach to their homes.
But did you know at Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay you can sometimes witness these magical little animals in their own environment, especially between September to December?
Booderee's Little Penguin - or Fairy Penguin - provides one of the park's great wildlife experiences.
They can sometimes been seen from Murray's Beach an hour before dusk, from September to December, as groups of Little Penguins swim back to Bowen Island to return to their burrows.
People are reminded Bowen Island is a sanctuary zone and proper approval is required before setting foot on the island.
The Little Penguin is the smallest species of penguin, growing to just 30 centimetres in height.
Its head and upperparts are blue-grey and its underparts are white.
Booderee's Little Penguins generally forage in the bays close to shore, probably because the pickings are so rich there is no need to travel kilometres in search of food.
From dawn to an hour before dusk, swimming with their flippers and using their tails for guidance, they feed on small fish, squid and other small sea animals captured and swallowed underwater.
After feeding, the Little Penguins remain offshore in a tight group until dusk, when they come ashore and head to their burrows on Bowen Island.
There they burrow in Lomandra longifolia tussocks or find shelter under overhanging rocks and dense vegetation.
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