Welcome to Low Head Penguin Tours

 

Tours run every night at sunset - The tour is fully guided and takes up to 1 hour

 
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Fairy Penguin - Low Head Penguin Tours

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
  • After a short wait the Little Blue Penguins as they in some areas will begin to swim to the surface, stand up and preen and waddle up the beach
  • A gentle three minute walk to the viewing platform overlooking 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
 
 

Image Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Chris Crerar

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What you Need

TO KNOW

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PHOTOGRAPHY

You can bring a camera to capture your experience, however to protect the penguins flash photography is not allowed.

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WARM CLOTHING

Come dressed in warm clothing and covered in footwear.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

We run tours on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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NO SELFIE STICKS

You can bring you camera and phone, however to protect the penguins, no selfie sticks are allowed. 

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NO TORCHES

You will be provided with torches that protect the penguins, so please refrain from bringing your own. 

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NO TRIPODS

In order to protect the penguins and ensure everyone has a great experience, please refrain from bringing tripods. 

 
 
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Location

Low Head, Tasmania

Low Head is five kilometres north of George Town on the north coast of Tasmania. Located on the eastern side of the Tamar River, this small town is home to Australia’s oldest continuously operating pilot station.

  

See directions here →

  

 
Low Head, Tasmania - Low Head Penguin Tours