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Bicheno Penguin Tours

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Address: Tasman Highway | Town Centre, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
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+61 3 6375 1333
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Guided tour to see little penguins come ashore on the beach each evening.

Guided tour to see little penguins come ashore on the beach each evening.

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Wow - this was such a great little tour. We saw maybe 50 or so penguins coming up from the waves and in their nests. One even walked right beside me! Our guide was very... read more

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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow - this was such a great little tour. We saw maybe 50 or so penguins coming up from the waves and in their nests. One even walked right beside me! Our guide was very informative and had a lot of knowledge to impart. Highly recommended.

Thank hjd
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to see penguins in their natural habitat. Guide had limited English but still informative. Photos can't be taken due to flashes and penguins' sensitive eyes. Saw up to fifteen penguins on my last visit. Not bad for low season.

Thank Jordan V
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Solid but unspectacular. Professional enough, great for the kids. Just lacked something I can't put my finger on. Staff professional. Mini bus pickup drop off fine. The venue is good and nicely done. The cost is on the expensive side in my opinion at $35 an adult. Could be closer to $20. No photos allowed due to flashes and penguin... More 

Thank richie_rich_80
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Low season so not as many penguins as peak season (well pointed out on website before booking). Still saw over 50 penguins at various viewing areas, including right up close in a nesting box.

Thank Kylie-Ann L
Katikati, New Zealand
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102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We saw more Penguins than we thought we would see, so that was great. Others have said that it wasn't pointed out clearly on low penguin numbers- that is wrong it was told to us when picking up tickets. The only negative commit we would make, is that with large group it was hard to hear the guide.

Thank algor50
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Many more penguins than we expected and they came closer to us than expected. Wonderful to see them in natural environment. The guide was fabulous too!

Thank BiblicalTraveller
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Punctual departure to the penguin rookery, decent and clean mini bus, informed guide. However, you need to be aware that the number of penguins on show varies significantly during the year. I don't think the tour is particularly up front about this when you book. It is mentioned on the website, but it wasn't pointed out to us when we... More 

Thank simonstevens3911
Houston, texas, USA
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386 reviews
112 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's dark and a bit cold and all we saw were a couple of fairy penguins in the boxes put out for them. Guide was modem interested in telling us what a great naturalist he was than much about the penguins. I really did not need to know that he was so devoted to them that he spent Christmas Eve... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Visited in December and booked the tour in advance. It was very good experience and totally worth it. The tour guides were very informative and interactive. They told us about the penguin burrows, chicks, food habits, swimming areas etc in great detail. Showed us lots of burrows and couple of penguin chicks. The groups were small (around 15 ppl) and... More 

Thank Shailja_Sharma
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We booked late in the day and were in the third night tour group. Being molting season we were advised that there would only be a limited number of penguins about but what we saw was amazing and to have the blue penguins come up close was a wonderful encounter. The tour guide was bright, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and added... More 

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