Little Penguins of Burnie

Evening viewing of Penguins has started see below for times:

  • Guided Penguin Viewing operates October to March each year
  • For latest viewing times click here
  • Penguin Guides will be at the Penguin Observation Centre 30 mins before dusk
  • With penguins starting to come ashore shortly after
  • No need to book, no cost but donations welcome

Friends of Burnie Penguins provide a free interpretative guided experience to visitors to the Burnie Little Penguin colony. You will have an opportunity for an intimate view into the seasonal life of penguin families from courtship, through to chick rearing and to moulting adults at the end of the breeding season.

The colony is located along the foreshore in Burnie a very short distance from the city centre, you can walk to the Penguin Observation Centre along a boardwalk from your hotel, or park in the area behind the Makers’ Workshop. The viewing area is level with wheelchair access and is child friendly.

Knowledgeable volunteer guides talk to you about the penguins, answer questions and help you view and photograph – without flashes!- penguins as they go about their normal activities.

You will find the guides for the evening at the Burnie Penguin Observation Centre at dusk, nightly from October 1st until March 31st, regardless of the weather.

The Little Penguins might be cosy in their snug feathers, but humans do need to be warmly wrapped as our viewing area is exposed to the weather, fair or foul.

Find more information at there facebook page

Enjoy our Gallery of local Penguins

Watch a live feed of our Little Penguin Burrows at the Penguin Observation Centre

Our YouTube camera feed from the Burnie Penguin Centre, see if you can spot a Penguin today as they come and go from their burrows!! At this stage of the year penguins are coming and going and resting in their burrows for a day or two.

If the stream has stopped go to our channel and look for the live feed @ Burnie Penguin Centre – YouTube

How to get there and other Important Information