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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
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09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful Experience and great tour guides

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shailja_Sharma
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Keith M
Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice,somewhat short tour.It was nice to see this cute, lovable creatures.Great for children. We have a lovely,knowledge female guide. A bit disappointed that the bus driver taking us to the reserve said absolutely nothing to us ( other than hello,how are you) on the way.Possibly better in the summer time peak season.

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Thank Mick W
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 were bowled over by this tour and the chance to get up close to the penguins. We saw babies waiting next to their burrows and the mums and dads coming back up the beach. Very well run with informative staff who went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. Whilst initially feeling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to this trip the whole of my holiday. Was picked up by coach from the shop and taken to a private place on the beach. This was just wonderful there were lots of penguins all around us the guides were very informative and the night sky we could see thousands of stars, the milkyway, and even... More 

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Thank Queensmot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family booked this tour for us knowing my wife loves penguins. We turned up early evening and was then bused out to a secret location. Guides great had a little talk then headed to the beach. First viewing point the flashlight picked out our little friends coming ashore. Turning there backs as the light shone to hide amazing. Onto... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard bad reports of the mainland Philip Island shows of penguins, ( noisy people, camera flashes, poorly controlled) we were sceptical, but this was a well thought through, well policed and highly informative 90 minute tour for AUD35/person. You are not allowed cameras or phone flashes, and quite rightly so. The team there enable you to draw down online... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for this tour on our one night in Bicheno, as our AirBnB hosts said the while we could see penguins on our own at the shore nearby, the tour was excellent and informative. It certainly was! We saw at least two score adorable penguins, and just as importantly, learned about why they were doing what they were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It's a night tour , we only seen a few due to the chicks have left etc etc . But amazing seeing them in there own wilderness and u get up and close and learn about them . Took my nieces they loved it

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Thank Leigh G
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice guide. My kid was happy when she saw lots of Penguins and chicks. The place is in front of diamond island. Cannot take any photos during the trip.

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