A Memorable Tour Package in Launceston Tasmania- Penguin Sunset Tourby Sam Peterson SEO
If you are visiting Launceston Tasmania, you must not miss seeing a penguin species that is endemic for this part of the world- The Little Penguin. These penguins are the smallest of all penguins with approximate weight of 1.5 kilograms. Their daily routine is as follows: They get up at sunrise and go to the ocean to hunt for food and stay there until sunset. At sunset they leave the ocean and start walking towards their burrows to rest and feed their young ones. If you wonder how they can spend all today in the waters of the oceans, I will tell you something that maybe you haven’t heard: their feathers are waterproof. The penguins have a gland above the tail that produces oil which they spread on the feathers with their beak. When a drop of oil is spread, it protects their feathers from letting water through.
Some Launceston hotels offer penguin sunset tours as part of their services. They have trained guides who will tell you all about the life of these charming little animals. I have been on such tour myself and I can tell you that this is an extraordinary experience which I would recommend to everyone. I live in a big city and have seen penguins before only in a zoo. Seeing them in their natural habitat is completely new experience for me and was a great break from the noise and the asphalt of the big city.
The guides will also tell you that this tour consists of viewing the penguin parade from the ocean to the burros. While watching you must follow their guidelines and act in a way that does not cause the penguins any disturbance. These penguins are very timid and get scared easily. That’s why you shouldn’t make any loud noise or use lights from your phones or cameras. You can photograph them and take video but only with no flash and light.
Also make sure you have warm clothing with you and closed shoes as the nights are chilly. Even if it is in the middle of summer, sunsets by the ocean can be cold and windy.
Check out several accommodation Launceston hotels and ask if they offer these tour. If they do I would recommend this tour with all my heart as it is an extraordinary experience. If you have kids with you, this experience will make them so happy and they will keep on talking about this for months.
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