With Wynyard Penguin Tours, visitors have the fascinating and thrilling opportunity to see penguins up close and personal in their natural environment on the North West Coast of Tasmania only minutes away from the township of Wynyard.
Watch the penguins come ashore each night as they make their way to their burrows. See them climb cliffs, feed their chicks and listen to them socialise with their partners. Tours are conducted on environmentally sensitive lines so the penguins are not disturbed. Marvel at how the penguins are able to comfortably co-exist near houses and next to a major highway with significant traffic flow.
Your guide will give visitors a personalised and detailed insight into the lives of the penguins, their unique habits and behaviours. Penguin numbers can fluctuate due to seasonal factors.
Phone bookings are essential as spaces are limited and a meeting location will be arranged during your booking process. Visitors will need to bring their own vehicle. This activity is not suitable for young children and the elderly.
There is no charge for this activity but donations are gratefully accepted.
This wildlife viewing activity is supported by Wildcare Inc and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.
Adventure Birdwatching Carpark Customised Disabled access available Evening Land - Motorised Land - Self Propelled Moderate Nature and wildlife Non Smoking
Tours commence at dusk each night from 15 September 2018 to 30 May 2019 (excluding 9 March to 25 March). However, seasonal factors may affect number of penguins present. It is best to contact the tour guide beforehand to ascertain likely penguin numbers, their arrival time and expected weather conditions. Due to the rough terrain the tours may not be suitable for the elderly, physically handicapped and young children although your tour guide can organise an alternative venue for these visitors so they do not miss out on the wonderful experience of seeing penguins in the wild.
Bookings are important due to limited seating and space for parking vehicles on site. Warm, dark clothing is essential. Binoculars can be useful but normal white light torches and cameras with flashes (including mobile phone lights) are prohibited as these may frighten and/or harm the penguins. Your guide will provide special penguin-friendly lighting during the tour.
Donations are gratefully accepted and used to improve little penguin habitat.
This activity is supported by Wildcare Inc and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.