Exhausted and battered after its marathon swim , Nessie is show resting and gasping for air in the breakwater . Climate change in Scotland forced the monster to set sail for Australia . In an exclusive interview , the rare visitor said she remembered that the Sassenach Prime Minister Tony Abbott had quipped that if Scotland voted to quit the United Kingdom, the Loch Ness Monster would be welcome to move to Australia. While the Scots voted to stay within the union, climate change-wild storms, melting ice, heat waves-have made conditions difficult for Nessie and partying pals in the northern hemisphere . After some R and R in Townsville's nightclub precinct and voting for the ALP, Nessie plans to take up residence in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin and show off her tartan two- piece bikini.