Low Head Penguin Tours, Low Head

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#24 of 239 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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  • Even though the guides don’t promise you will see penguins, we watched penguins arrive from every direction. We heard them singing to each other and saw boys strutting their stuff to attract the... 
    Even though the guides don’t promise you will see penguins, we watched penguins arrive from every direction. We heard them singing to each other and saw boys strutting their stuff to attract the...  more »
  • The low head penguin tour was fantastic. The ability to be so close to the penguins without impacting them was incredible. You are out in the elements, so dress appropriately, but its worth being... 
    The low head penguin tour was fantastic. The ability to be so close to the penguins without impacting them was incredible. You are out in the elements, so dress appropriately, but its worth being...  more »
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  • Definitely worth the money. It was well organised and you are able to get up close to the penguins. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We went in April and definitely needed warm clothing as you are standing on the beach!
  • Must better than the penguins at Phillip island. You actually get close to these ones. Was sceptical to begin with but blown away with how cute they are. Meet your guide and break off into smaller groups for a more intimate experience with the penguins. Adorable and informative.

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