Season close

Penneshaw Penguin Centre tours will conclude for the season on Saturday night, 14 January.

At this time of year, Little Penguins take to the sea for about a month to eat and restore their condition and body fat after breeding and raising chicks.

But the good news is that the two Hooded Plovers chicks are growing big and strong on nearby Hog Bay beach.

Tours will begin again on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

Hooded Plover chicks

Three Hooded Plover chicks are being raised by their parents on Hog Bay beach, the first time eggs have hatched on the beach for 10 years. The area of the nest is clearly marked on the beach and most people are keeping themselves and their dogs away from the chicks to give them the best chance of survival.