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Lillico Beach Conservation Area

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a great experience

excited to hear the penguins first then see them in their natural habitat from viewing spots... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2019
Road737301
What a highlight

We capped off our holiday with a visit to the conservation area to view the Little Penguins. What... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
JonandTracyBaker
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Darwin, Australia
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| 6km West of Devonport Alongside the Bass Highway, Lillico, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

excited to hear the penguins first then see them in their natural habitat from viewing spots. Walkway wheelchair friendly . Free and go on dusk or a bit later . Penguins seasonal to view.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

We capped off our holiday with a visit to the conservation area to view the Little Penguins. What a great experience, especially for our 12 year old son who we had to drag away to his bed at 10.45pm! The tide was not right to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Google maps is totally off. It’s actually closer to Devonport than it says. The volunteers have red torches and give little tip bits of information. Such a wonderful outing.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lari H
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Got there just in time (no thanks to Google Maps) to meet a lovely guide who explained everything to us. Saw adults, babies and a couple scurry up th beach from the ocean.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

Really easy to find. Free. Guides on site to monitor penguins. The guides were really knowledgeable friendly and helpful. The penguins were very close.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here last night and right on que at 9pm the little penguins started waddling up! They were great to see. They were being pretty mischievous as well!! No torches or white lights allowed so photography is a bit difficult

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This stretch of coastline is very beautiful. There is a well-maintained walkway entering the beach but it stops at the shore and you can walk on foot further on. The beach and bordering coastal bush is pristine and pretty. The shoreline does not have any...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank discover99
Reviewed April 18, 2018

We went to the Lillico Beach Conservation Area, hoping to see penguins. We looked everywhere, without any success. Instead we read all the information panels about the penguins. Our best time to see them was at dusk or at night. We were on a boardwalk,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Went here last night & it was fantastic the volunteers are a wealth of information & the parks fellow was brilliant with his chat was wonderful to see these little creatures definitely worth a visit & it's free donation if you wish

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 773trishs
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Once we actually found the beach we really enjoyed the experience. The little penguins are so cute and the volunteers who provide lighting were friendly and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Rachael S
January 6, 2019|
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Response from whitlamabroad | Reviewed this property |
The penguins come out from the ocean at dusk. Check what time the sun sets and arrive then or shortly after.
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catherinew964
December 3, 2018|
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Response from whitlamabroad | Reviewed this property |
Hi The penguins are viewed from a viewing platform. They have nest boxes under the walkway. They come up from the ocean at dusk to return to the boxes. There is only one entry point to the viewing area. I don’t know about... More
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catherinew964
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Response from discover99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there will most likely be penguins there.
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