Little Penguin Observation Centre
Parsonage Point, Parklands TAS 7320, Australia
Photo by Vicky Inglis: These Vagabond Shoes
Pick up a PenguinAs you walk along the West Beach boardwalk, you might notice some strange mounds in the vegetation at the top of the beach. These concrete igloos are artificial habitats for the little blue penguins that waddle ashore at dusk, part of a conservation project to restore the quality of the environment around Burnie. The Penguin Observation Centre at the western end of the beach has a wealth of information about penguins.