Low Head Penguin Tours, Low Head

#23 of 214 in Outdoors in Tasmania
Must see · Nature / Wildlife Tour · Wildlife Area
What to Expect

Arrive at the Coastal Reserve, Low Head.

The pristine beach faces Bass Strait, the sea to the north of Tasmania.

One of highly trained and friendly guides will meet you.

A gentle three minute walk to the viewing platform overlooking the beach.

After a short wait the Littler Blue Penguins or Fairy Penguins as they in some areas will begin to swim to the surface, stand up and preen and waddle up the beach.

The very cute penguins, standing just 30cm high return to their burrows which are carefully set-out by the penguins in the Box Thorn bush which lines the Coastal Reserve.

The number of penguins you will see will vary depending upon the season. Between November and February 100 to 200 penguins will come ashore each night. Between March and October 10 to 100 penguins.
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  • I have done many of the penguin tours in Australia and this is the best. Dusk guided walk with lots of time close to penguins. Very sensitive and sensible guides. Dress warmly and enjoy!  more »
  • I got to see my favourite animal in the wild. We were told not to get our hopes up that many penguins will come as the conditions were not ideal BUT there were so many penguins and we got pretty...  more »
  • Excellent Penguin tours!!! We joined the penguin adventure at the Philip Island before. If you love that, you must joined this one as well. I promise you won’t get disappointed. We had a very friendly guide John who gave interesting information about the tiny penguin and took good care of all the group members during the tour. We saw the little creatures jumped from the sea and popped up to the rock. Then we had a walk and saw lots of them, the baby, chicks and parents coming back from the sea to feed their babies. We were also permitted to take some pictures but strictly not to touch them. Happy tour. Highly recommended. Tips: You may need to wait for some time outdoor. Prepare some warm clothes. Have mosquito repellant applied.
  • Beautiful experience and great staff. Well worth visiting during summer and spring with mating season, went during early Feb so got to see a few babies. Very lucky!

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