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Middle Island Maremma Project

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89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
+(61)5559 4600
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Interesting project

We took the tour of the island where the guide tells us about the dogs, the fairy penguins and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toni035
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Warrnambool, Australia
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kids and adults will love this

what can I say we had a enjoyable day seeing and doing the tour about the penguins on middle island... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Nicola L
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Melton, Australia
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Middle Island Maremma Project uses the maremma dogs to protect the local penguin colony. The Meet the Maremma Tours and education talks can be experienced by guests year round either by an island tour, or the talks at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.
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89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour of the island where the guide tells us about the dogs, the fairy penguins and the decimation of the colony which lead to introducing the marama dogs. We saw a few nesting birds and hatchlings. It’s sad to know what foxes...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

what can I say we had a enjoyable day seeing and doing the tour about the penguins on middle island and meeting one of the dogs that look after the penguins . my 2 girls really enjoyed patting the dog . its worth the money...More

Thank Nicola L
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This was an informative and interesting tour. Was lovely to meet one of the dogs. The girls giving the tour were very enthusiastic and despite it being s very windy evening Managed to make it ver interesting.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We loved this movie & love Warrnambool Ive been coming to Warrnambool for over 35 years and never knew there were penguins on this Island until watching Oddball so the awareness this movie has brought for this project would be huge We are in out...More

2  Thank Kylie B
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Watched Oddball last night and decided to drive from Melbourne to Warrnambool to join this tour. We had friends who did it and they said they actually visited Middle Island. I told my kids we would visit the island, but much to our disappointment, after...More

5  Thank Kurt H
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Peter A, Friend at Middle Island Maremma Project, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

The website and facebook pages clearly state that the tours have been changed to further protect the islands penguins and dogs behaviours. Thank you for visiting and you would have meet some of the dogs and walked onto the beach to learn about the program.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Thank you to the two guides, John and Shannon, for a great morning. All the kids got to join in the interactive talk and it was truly magical getting to meet Oddball’s successors taking care of the penguin colony. The guides really know how to...More

2  Thank Jackie T
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

A very interesting tour learning about the fairy penguin colony and the maremma dogs. Our party of 12 children aged 5 to 15 all enjoyed ourselves and learnt lots. To quote my 10 year old daughter " I loved being a junior researcher I learnt...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

With 3 young children we are all Oddball fans. We knew the movie was based on a true story and that Oddball spent a short amount of time on the Island. Being avid animal lovers this was a "must do" for us on our Great...More

Thank shannonaj24
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great village for kids and adults great sound and light show. Dress warm for the show if in the cooler months.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I first visited Middle Island around fifteen years ago for the first time. Back then, you were able to walk across to the island during low tide. The island was closed to the public a little over 10 years ago to protect the small penguins...More

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