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DISTANCES: Burnie 17Km, Devonport 31Km

Penguin is located on the rocky scalloped coastline of Tasmania’s North West. It is named after the fairy penguins still evident in rookeries along the coast. They can be seen at dusk between November and March.

The town is dominated by the Dial Range (great for bushwalkers), which extends from a point about 3 km inland and in a south-westerly direction for 10 km. At the northern end is Mt Montgomery (471 m) - the view from the summit is magnificent.


Ferndene Gorge Reserve (6 km), Mt Montgomery and Dial Range (4 km), Gunns Plains Caves and scenery via Riana, scenic drive to Ulverstone via coast road, passing Lonah and islands named The Three Sisters and Goat Island, penguin tours in season (Nov-March), pioneer park and the Penguin market every weekend.


Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, Gymnasium and Sauna at the Sports Centre in Ironcliffe Road.

Nine hole golf course, bowling green, tennis courts, 400 m synthetic athletic track, motor cycle scramble circuit, simulated field clay target range, pony trails and walking tracks in the Dial Range.