Low Head Penguin Tours, Low Head

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#24 of 237 in Outdoors in Tasmania
Must see · Nature / Wildlife Tour · Wildlife Area
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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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  • This was a great experience to see penguins close up. Really recommend to do this tour. The staff were very informative and gave as a great insight of how penguins live their lives. 
    This was a great experience to see penguins close up. Really recommend to do this tour. The staff were very informative and gave as a great insight of how penguins live their lives.  more »
  • Excellent tour. Informative and up close to the penguins. While thing was over in about an hour and a bit. Plenty of theme to go a get a meal. Recommended 
    Excellent tour. Informative and up close to the penguins. While thing was over in about an hour and a bit. Plenty of theme to go a get a meal. Recommended  more »
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  • Katie is a wonderful tour guide! Gave us so much detail. The penguins took their own sweet time to come to the shore but she kept us captivated with her narration in the mean time. We saw the penguins up so close and the experience was magical overall. Shirley is so friendly and lovely. 10/10 would recommend! 🙌🏼🤩
  • The experience of seeing the penguins was incredible! They were honestly the most adorable creatures and can only describe this as a must-see activity in Tasmania. It would have been nice to ask the tour guides some questions, or maybe have them give us a little bit of information about the penguins but it didn't really seem like there was a chance for that kind of thing. The whole experience goes for about an hour in total. Keep in mind it is freezing cold out there on the water, so bring warm clothes! 🥶

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