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Bonnet Island Experience

Address: Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 420 155
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great trip. Saw lots of penguins. Knowledgeable crew who are passionate about what they do. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Two families and a little island to explore with the fairy penguins all to ourselves plus yummy local cheeses, snacks and drinks. An awesome experience for us and our six year old.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Just staying for a night in Strahan, this was a great way to spend a few hours. An enjoyable boat ride to the island and after a light snack and drink we were able to explore. With a small group we were able to spend a reasonable time on the island seeing the penguins return home. After a welcome hot... More

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Brisbane
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Bonnet island tour, what can I say....the crew are great and knowledgable, and the experience fantastic. Would recommend to anyone visiting strahan and want to experience something a little different

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The whole evening was lovely, the boat ride out, the commentary (which was interesting and informative but not too much), the island and the snacks. We enjoyed seeing the rafts of penguins swim back and then the nesting fairy penguins, including two chicks. If you have to choose only one cruise, I'd pick this one. The larger day cruise was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This experience has been a great highlight of our holiday. Unlike other viewings of Little Penguins at a distance, here we were on a small island, free to roam & mingle with the local population of Little Penguins. Thanks to Graham & Tanya for their wonderful insights and making this night-time experience a reality.

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