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Penguins Parade

Should I watch the penguins parade at Bicheno or at Phillip Island?

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1. Re: Penguins Parade

Go to Bicheno, or just about anywhere around the Tasmanian coastline, and at least you won't have to sit in a grandstand to see them.

More info here: tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255096-c140322/Ta…

You should have a browse through all the Top Questions on the Tasmania, Hobart and Launceston forums for ideas. That's where that page comes from.

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2. Re: Penguins Parade

Assuming you will be in both regions anyway and both would fit equally conveniently into your itinerary, do you have any criteria we can base our suggestions on?

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3. Re: Penguins Parade

Hi !

Yes. We will be flying in to Lauceston via Melbourne(4 days)

Has just ruled out Bicheno.

Thinking of of Low Head instead.

Tentatively is about 2 days in lauceston

then off towards Stanley( with few stops along the way) before heading Cradle

Valley, Derwent Bridge and flying back to

Melb from Hobart.

Thanks.

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4. Re: Penguins Parade

If you're heading to Stanley, there are penguins right along the north-west coast with organised tours at Lillico and Burnie.

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is it a MUST to join penguin tour to see the penguins ???

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6. Re: Penguins Parade

No. Read the information in this page on where to find penguins around the Tasmanian coastline: tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255096-c140322/Ta…

However, at Bicheno, the penguin tour is conducted on private property and you cannot go there unless you are part of the tour.

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7. Re: Penguins Parade

My wife did the Penguin tour at STanley last month. $25 to be picked up at accommodation and dropped back again. Saw about 15 or so penguins at around 10.30pm. Also some pademelons were seen around the beach area.

You can go see penguins (below the cemetery - for free) after dark but the local chap is supporting the local tourism so needs to be supported.

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Our original plan was to do the penguin tour at low head. Since it rained while we were there, we had did the tour at bicheno instead. Can't remember how much we paid. we did c many penguins coming up from the shore. The penguins came as close as our feet, walked passed us n back to their burrows. The kids were thrilled with such close counter with the penguins.

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9. Re: Penguins Parade

There were plenty of penguins around the rocks near the main beach in Bicheno, just below the large restaurant that overlooks the water when we visited in January. They came up the paths above the beach. So we didnt need to do a tour. They even came into the garden of the beach house we rented and woke us up chattering outside our window :) I imagine it varies depending on the season though.

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