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Low Head Penguin Tours

#1 of 3 things to do in Low Head Features Animals
485 Low Head Road | Low Head Coastal Reserve, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 418 361 860
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Eric and Shirley were excellent tour guides and really made our visit worth the time! Shirley gave... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bangor, Maine
via mobile
Heaps of penguins

Fantastic tour, our guide Shirley was great and friendly. We saw heaps of penguins, was a lot more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
485 Low Head Road | Low Head Coastal Reserve, Low Head, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 418 361 860
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eric and Shirley were excellent tour guides and really made our visit worth the time! Shirley gave us excellent information about the species ahead of time so we knew what we were doing. While we were down by the water, the penguins began coming to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour, our guide Shirley was great and friendly. We saw heaps of penguins, was a lot more fun than I thought it would be.

1  Thank metalfanmartin
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We met so many penguins. Oh my goodness. The hosts were nice and taught us a lot. I got to stand there and the penguins walked right through my legs. Magical.

1  Thank AlwaysHungree
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Shirley was a great guide and very accommodating with views for photos and looking after the young kids. The kids loved having the penguins walk under their legs while sitting still. Even with the cold wind, we could've stayed much longer. Would definitely recommend and...More

1  Thank nhugget
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had a small group and got to walk down on the beach and see the penguins up close. Fabulous tour and so much better that the Phillip Island. Thanks Shirley for a wonderful experience .

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We waited for at least 30 minutes before we saw some 30 penguins coming to shore. Well organised by the group to divide the attendees to smaller groups. All should have seen them that evening

1  Thank LD_Ko
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very personable tour. I think that day to day experiences would differ, however we got to have the penguins walk right past our feet. They were adorable. The guides were lovely and tolerant of our toddler who decided he'd had enough the...More

1  Thank Kia M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this visit to Low Head Penguin tours. I had reservations about going on this tour as the penguin numbers are down in April, but it was really super. We were split into small groups and assigned to guides and taken to the beach to...More

2  Thank inexhile
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I would consider our visit to the colony one of the highlights of our trip to Tasmania. The staff is very knowledgeable and went out of their way to position us for the best and safe interaction with the penguins. We were able to get...More

1  Thank richard J
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My 5 year old is penguin obsessed so we could not miss the chance to see some penguins up close and we were not disappointed. It was a special experience seeing penguins coming in to the beach and then marching up the dunes within touching...More

2  Thank Richard_Tracey
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17 August 2017|
Response from AlwaysHungree | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue. it's not that kind of tour at all. They specifically tour guests by walking around a spot of land at Low Head where penguins live. You will need to get yourself there. The tour starts at different times depending on... More
29 April 2017|
Response from LowHeadPenguins54 | Property representative |
David from Groups Tasmania will Pick up and return to Launceston and so does Jess from Tasmanian Wine and cheese tours
23 April 2017|
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Response from LowHeadPenguins54 | Property representative |
Our temperature in September could still be cold we suggest at all times of the year to dress warm for our penguin tour. Our tour goes for just over 1 hour

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