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Penguin Observation Centre, Burnie

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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The colony is located along the sea front behind the Burnie Makers Workshop, Parsonage Point. No bookings are required for our interpretive penguin viewing experience . Please wear warm dark clothing, turn off the flash on your camera or video, use a red cellophane cover (available from the guides) on your torch, leave your pets at home, ask lots of questions and enjoy an evening watching the Little Penguins and their families.

People interested in becoming guides are invited to ring 0437 436 803. Training is provided annually so no previous knowledge is required - just the enthusiasm to learn about Little Penguins and share your knowledge with visitors to the colony.
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  • We walked around the boardwalk near the observation centre 2 nights. The first night we went a few hours after dark and missed seeing any penguins. The next night we went just after sunset and were... 
    We walked around the boardwalk near the observation centre 2 nights. The first night we went a few hours after dark and missed seeing any penguins. The next night we went just after sunset and were...  more »
  • What a fabulous way to spend an evening. The lovely volunteers were so helpful and knowledgeable. The Little penguins themselves were the highlight of my entire Tasmanian trip. Although very late.....  more
    What a fabulous way to spend an evening. The lovely volunteers were so helpful and knowledgeable. The Little penguins themselves were the highlight of my entire Tasmanian trip. Although very late.....  more »

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