Over the coming months:

  • Please note that the penguin guides have finished for the season and will be back in October.
  • The penguins may still be present in the colony but this will vary over the coming months.
  • You are welcome to walk along the paths and boardwalk over the beach, but please do not use flash photography and use red cellophane over your torch or camera light to view the penguins outisde their burrows.
  • There is less guarentee that you will see penguins, but you just never know what they are up to as they are wild birds.
  • We would greatly appreciate it if you could view the penguins during the evenings from the paths and boardwalk.
  • Happy viewing.

Come down this evening and have a great experience with our Friends of Burnie Penguins volunteer guides as they 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.

See you tonight !!

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