Rainbow Lorrikeets are feisty birds that defend themselves well against other, much larger birds. Noisy, they have a series of loud screeches used to call out to their mate and whatever else they like to talk about.
They also fly quite fast (40km per hour) and live in very high trees, which makes it difficult for cats and dogs to hunt them. They primarily eat flowers for their pollen and nectar, but will also eat insects, grains and fruit like native berries, apples and mango.
You can also spot dolphins and penguins along the South Coast and whales during their season, usually June, July and August. Even better is to watch them return with their calves to their feeding grounds in the Antartic via the Sapphire Coast, from September to November.
Enquire at the Merimbula Tourist Information Centre about the many national parks, activities, things to do, camp sites and picnic areas, lakes, unique flora and fauna found on the South Coast. Located at Beach St, Merimbula NSW 2548 Phone +061 2 6495 1129.
On the South Coast of New South Wales you can find accommodation to suit almost any budget.
Ocean side resorts set in stunning locations, hotels, charming bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, serviced apartments, camping, seaside and beach accommodation, pub stays, homesteads and holiday lettings are all available. Most people visiting from Sydney and Melbourne stay for a week or more, while most from Canberra come for the weekends. It can get busy during public and school holidays, particularly during summer so for those periods it is important to think about booking ahead.
Main Photo: Rainbow Lorrikeets: These curious and colourful birds have come to visit.
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