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“Amazing”

Penguin Obsevation Centre
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Burnie
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Such a surprise that the penguin burrows are right on the harbour beside a parking lot. The very friendly volunteers were quite helpful pointing out the baby penguins that were waiting to be fed by the parents. It was amazing to see what the parents had to do to get to them. They came out of the water onto the rocks and then hopped up quite a steep rocky hill to get to them. Of course this happens when it is dark so it is hard to see a lot of the time. Some people had special flashlights with an infrared cover. That would have been handy.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

In Burnie, west of Davenport, find the makers workshop and information centre. Next to this at sundown head onto the boardwalk that runs along behind the centre. Here you can get really up close to the tiny fairy penguins. The area has been developed to protect the colony and has increased to around 300 breeding pairs currently. There are wonderful local guides who know everything about the birds and are happy to point out the penguins and their burrows using red lights( it seems penguins have limited visibility in the red range, so these lights do not bother them). The talks were complimentary, although you are welcome to make a donation to help preserve the creatures in the future. An amazing experience. A big thank you to the volunteers for their time and expertise.

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