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Lillico Beach Conservation Area

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Pristine shoreline

This stretch of coastline is very beautiful. There is a well-maintained walkway entering the beach... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Lillico Beach Conservation Area

We went to the Lillico Beach Conservation Area, hoping to see penguins. We looked everywhere... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
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“dusk”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| 6km West of Devonport Alongside the Bass Highway, Lillico, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 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

2  Thank discover99
Reviewed 18 April 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

2  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 February 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

2  Thank Trish S
Reviewed 31 January 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.

1  Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I have previously visited the penguin viewing at Philip island and I can say this place is much better. Less crowded and very easy to spot the penguins babies and adults. Nice beach, great volunteers and a good boardwalk. Definitely recommend for a quick stop...More

1  Thank Kniverbee92
Reviewed 14 November 2017

If you're heading west, the conservation area is on your right and not well signposted. In fact, the only way we knew we were close was by the number of vehicles congregating on the side of the road. Nothing much here to see until dark,...More

3  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

A great spot for viewing fairy penguins in the wild. Fairy penguins are claimed to be the smallest but noisiest of all penguins. One thing for sure they are cute. Local volunteers provide assistance and free guiding, October through March. The viewing is free but...More

2  Thank peter s
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

What a delight! Went after dusk. Saw penguins coming out from sea, wobbling and waddling up slope of scrubs to feed their young nestled in their nest.

1  Thank eglobal2015
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We picked a clear night with full moon. Enjoyed to experience. Rug up as it can be very cold and be prepared to wait for the penguins to arrive. Run by dedicated volunteers

1  Thank kayzcreations
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A spur of the moment decision to visit the Penguins. The guides were wonderful and informative and the red light torches we were able to see the penguins clearly. Its free although we gave a small donation to help out a worthy cause.

2  Thank RosMc05
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13 September 2018|
Response from discover99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there will most likely be penguins there.
Sharon W
21 July 2018|
Response from Trish S | Reviewed this property |
Just on dusk as they don't come in until after dark & there's a ranger as well as volunteers there to answer any questions you have & their great at explaining things
25 October 2017|
Response from peter s | Reviewed this property |
You need to get there just before dusk. There are some nesting penguins that you can observe. The returning penguins do not usually arrive till dusk and during the first hour of darkness. The evening we were there they... More