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Bonnet Island Experience

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Address: Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 420 155
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we went on this tour recently, after debating whether to do it that particular night due to weather concerns, we need not have worried it was a perfect night. Rhuben was our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

we went on this tour recently, after debating whether to do it that particular night due to weather concerns, we need not have worried it was a perfect night. Rhuben was our tour guide and he was fantastic, so friendly and enthusiastic and very knowledgable. the boat driver was also great (sorry forgot his name) this tour is well worth... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

What a treasure of a tour. Myself, my husband and my two boys aged 17 and 20 drove from the east coast to the west in a day (saw lots along the way) specifically to join the penguin tour and we were not disappointed. As part of a small group we enjoyed the sunset on Macquarie Harbour as our boat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Having read such good reviews about this trip, we booked our New Year's Eve cruise in June 2014. We then reconfirmed our booking in early December 2014. Our 3 kids could hardly wait to see the penguins, but were equally excited by the boat trip out to the island. Imagine their, and our, disappointment when we told at our 8.30pm... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

this is wonderful. Dennis, Isaac and Aaron looked after us brilliantly and we sped out to Hells Gates in a fast launch but it was a bit rough to linger. we toured the island which is the site of a lighthouse and saw the burrows, heard some wonderful stories and had the chance to see the sunset. we then went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Up close with the penguins.this time of year adults and chicks everywhere on this tiny island. Better than other places we have seen the little birds ie Bicheno. The smaller group was excellent for the kids and personalised service. The cruise out through hells gates was great. Nice cheese platter with beer or wine. Great experience for the whole family.

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

The tour caters for max of 10 min 4. A comfortable boat ride out to Hells gate with informative commentary as you go. You dock at Bonnet island and are given a tour and history of the island and surrounding area. Back on board for local cheeses, dips and local wine, beer, soft drinks or tea or coffee. As darkness... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As we only had limited time at Strahan we had to choose between the day cruise through the harbour to the Gordon River or the small boat trip to Bonnet Island to see the penguins. As we had already done various walks through the beautiful Heritage Forests and seen the beautiful Franklin River plus other rivers and waterfalls, we decided... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First night of the new season. Good weather but still cold. Good trip out to Hells Gates, through the heads then back in, and back to the Small Island. Yes, we saw adult and penguin chicks. Cheese and dips were good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a wonderful time Dennis and Isaac were the crew. Very knowledgable and passionate about their work Very cold but can't help that :) Would highly recommend this experience to everyone!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Let's be honest here, this whole experience is abt sighting fairy penguins, though they throw in commentary abt the history of the place and some cheese and wine in between, which are not bad at all. But if u don't get to see the main characters then it's really not worth the money. Luckily for me it was an evening... More 

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Address: Address: Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 420 155
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan

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