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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 #4 of 12 Attractions in Strahan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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