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Bicheno Penguin Tours

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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“fairy penguins”(36 reviews)
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Guided tour to see little penguins come ashore on the beach each evening.
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Tasman Highway | Town Centre, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
+61 3 6375 1333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful walk around private beaches in Bicheno watching the Penguins come in from the ocean to their homes. The guide was friendly and informative. The only downside was the cost of $40, but I can understand with it being quite a bit of a...More

1  Thank Timothy_Ruhle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’d planned this trip for months and had booked in prior to a price increase, which obviously every business has the right to do, but not after a booking has been made and confirmed at a certain price. The gentleman in the surf shop who...More

1  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken by bus a short drive to the beach to be able to view the fairy penguins trekking up the beach to their nests as soon as it gets dark. Our guides were very entertaining and informative, and our group was lucky enough...More

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After two nights in Launceston we arrived in Bicheno a beautiful little coastal town eagerly awaiting our night time adventure with hopefully a lot of penguins. The lovely tour guide from Bicheno penguin tours picked us up from our accommodation to take us down to...More

Thank mand0829
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The tour takes approx one hour with a short bus ride to the private property where you can view the penguins heading onto the beach and up to their rookery. You get pretty close to the penguins and also see them nesting in their burrows....More

1  Thank Mulga00
Reviewed 12 October 2018

My wife and I did the Bicheno Penguin Tour while holidaying in Tassie ... loved it. Great to see such an excellent collaboration between the Government and private industry. Very informative and the penguins (and there are lots of penguins to see!) are amazing.

Thank Graham T
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

An efficiently run tour. Pick up and drop off to our hotel. Lots of great information about these cute creatures. We saw heaps of penguins - coming up the beach, wandering the paths and in their burrows. It’s all over in about 60-90 minutes. You...More

Thank Dottimox
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The tour starts at the shop and then includes a 5 minute bus ride to a local property. You then walk through a series of stations to view the penguins. There were 6 tours coming through that night and you are moved along to the...More

Thank Rattyos
Reviewed 28 September 2018

My wife and I did the Bicheno Penguin Tour last night ... loved it. Great to see such an excellent collaboaration between the Government and private industry. Very informative and the penguins (and there are lots of penguins to see!) are amazing.

Thank gjtaylo
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Ok so no cameras but it was awesome to see these little penguins and photos can be seen on the website noted on cards given out at end of tour. Our guide Rocean (spelling?) was great and we even saw penguins making out !! Loved...More

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7 October 2018|
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Response from santjordi | Reviewed this property |
I was. There a month later and was very happy. We had a couple of dozen. Feb is a better time. I’d go.
10 April 2018|
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Response from funboarder | Reviewed this property |
The penguins come out of the water just after the sun goes down everyday
3 March 2017|
Response from Cornelius T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You had better call them. The penguins, I believe are 'viewable' all year round. At night they walk into Bicheno too.