Penguin is a picturesque seaside town with a pretty esplanade, scenic walking trails, great coastal drives and a quirky collection of penguins on the street.
Sitting on the edge of mighty Bass Strait, Penguin takes its name from a nearby penguin rookery and it's obvious this town dearly loves its little feathered friends. There's a 10-foot penguin that makes a quirky photo opportunity, while the real thing can be seen each night at Penguin Point.
On Sundays, Penguin hosts Tasmania's largest undercover market with more than 200 stalls selling food and wine, woodcraft and second-hand goods.
The coastal road between Ulverstone and Wynyard is a beautiful scenic drive with sweeping ocean views, great picnics spots and clean beaches for seaside walks and fun.
Look out for the expansive wild garden that blooms year round between the road and the railway line and explore one of the many walking tracks across the Dial Range, with stunning views over Penguin and the north-west coast. There are plenty of eateries and places to stay.
Penguin is a 15-min drive (17 km) east of Burnie.
- For history buffs, the heritage-listed Penguin General Cemetery dates back to the 1860s
- Watch penguins make their way up the beach to nest (September to March)