Penguin

Penguin - North West Coast - Tasmania

Celebrate all things 'Penguin' in this very special town, named after the cute creatures that can be seen scuffling up the beach to their nests from September through to March. The town showcases its affection for these gorgeous little animals with a 3 metre high penguin statue erected when the town celebrated it's centenary and has become Penguin's premier attraction.

This northern coastal town is located 17 kilometres east of Burnie and is transformed from a peaceful town, on weekdays, to a buzzing tourist hub on weekends. Visitors from near and far converge on the Penguin Market to spend their Sunday trawling through over 200 stalls. Bring the whole family.

Take a reef walk at low tide along Johnsons Beach Reef and enjoy a picnic amongst the gardens at Pioneer Park. Serious hikers need only apply for the Penguin Cradle Trail where 80 kilometres of walking will lead you to the world famous Cradle Mountain. Parts of the trail can be gruelling and is a 6 day excursion that can be completed in sections.


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Towns surrounding Penguin


Burnie North West Coast
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Devonport North West Coast
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King Island North West Coast
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Latrobe North West Coast
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Port Sorell North West Coast
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Sheffield North West Coast
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Smithton North West Coast
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Stanley North West Coast
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Ulverstone North West Coast
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Wynyard North West Coast
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