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  Tours commence from the Penguin Centre on Granite Island at dusk.
Tour times vary as sunset times
and daylight saving
times change
- click here for times
For tour details telephone
08 8552 7555
 
     

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The Guided Penguin Tours have been operating since 1991 and are conducted seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day and New Years Eve).

The ever popular guided penguin walks are a favourite to visitors to this area. The tours commence at dusk every night. Participants are part of a small group and accompany a professionally trained guide to view the penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season.

These behaviours may include, feeding chicks, nest building courting and mating. Guides will interpret the biology, ecology, behaviours and adaptations of these charismatic creatures. The Penguin Centre opens on request for groups. The cost of the Penguin Centre is an optional extra and consists of an audio-visual presentation which runs for approximately 15 minutes.

The tour is a comprehensive and enjoyable nature experience. Participants meander through the penguin colony on Granite Island with a guide to view the Little Penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season. These behaviours may include, feeding chicks, nest building courting, mating.

A professionally trained guide will take visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and interpret the biology, ecology, behaviours and adaptations of these charismatic creatures. Scientific research measuring the health of the colony and environmental management strategies implemented to benefit the penguins is interpreted to tour participants, which adds interest to the tour.

Tour groups are small to ensure a high quality experience. This is a highly reputable, ethical and professionally managed eco tourism experience for all visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a guide only. Penguin behaviour is subject to change due to seasonal and enviornmental factors. The penguins are not captive so numbers and sightings vary over the course of this calendar.

 

 

 

Costs
$12.50 Adult
$7.50 Children
$36.00 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children).
Bookings are essential.
Phone (08) 8552 7555

 

     
Tour Times Approximate
Month     Commences   Concludes    
January     9.00pm   10.00pm  
Chick rearing / moulting
February Weeks 1 - 2   9.00pm   10.00pm  
Moulting
  Weeks 3 - 4   8.30pm   9.30pm  
Moulting
March Weeks 1 - 2   8.30pm   9.30pm  
Non breeding activities
  Weeks 3 - 4   8.00pm   9.00pm  
Non breeding activities
April At Conclusion of Daylight Saving   6.30pm   7.30pm  
Non breeding activities
May     6.00pm   7.00pm  
Nest building
June     6.00pm   7.00pm  
Nest building / incubation
July     6.00pm   7.00pm  
Incubation
August     6.30pm   7.30pm  
1st clutch / chick rearing
September     6.30pm   7.30pm  
1st clutch / chick rearing
October Prior Daylight Saving   7.00pm   8.00pm  
1st clutch / chick rearing

From Start of Daylight Savings   8.00pm   9.00pm  
1st clutch / chick rearing
November     8.30pm   9.30pm  
2nd Clutch / chick rearing
December     9.00pm   10.00pm  
Chick rearing
               
 
 
     
   
 
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