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Penguin, on the northwest coast overlooking Bass Strait, is characterised by sleepy weekdays that turn into bustling weekends, a scenic esplanade, its friendly community and charming seaside cafés. The town's population of nearly 3,000 rejoices in all things &penguinand and from the penguin-shaped rubbish bins to the many penguin souvenirs available at the local market. Every Sunday the Penguin Market draws hundreds of visitors from along the coast and around the state. With more than 200 modern stalls and ranging from fine food and wine, to woodcraft and live music and Tasmania's largest undercover market caters for the whole family. You can&t miss the largest penguin in the world, which has made the esplanade its home. The 3.15-metre (10-foot) cement and fibreglass bird was erected in 1975 to commemorate the centenary of the town. Hiscutt Park, with its Dutch windmill and playground, is a peaceful place for a picnic. Behind the town, Dial Range has several walking tracks to the mountain-tops with stunning views over Penguin and the north-west coast. Penguin was explored by Bass and Flinders and settled in 1861. It was named by Robert Campbell Gunn, after the small seabirds that live in rookeries along the north coast. Penguin was a originally a small timber and mining town, overshadowed by Burnie and Devonport. The average maximum temperature in Penguin is 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and 13.5 degrees Celsius ( 56 degrees Fahrenheit) in June. Penguin is 17 kilometres (10.5 miles) east of Burnie, or a pleasant fifteen minute drive west of Ulverstone through the Ling Perry Gardens along the coastal road.

Penguin

Penguin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Penguin General Cemetery


Voices in the wind, the stunning sunrise views over Bass Strait, welcome to the heritage-listed Penguin General Cemetery, located along Main Street a kilometre west of the Post Office. At rest here are Bounty immigrants from the 1850s, returned soldiers from as far back as the Boer War, many of Penguin's former notables, as well as the odd ex-convict.
Penguin General Cemetery dates from the 1860s; closing in 1977 it was heritage-listed in 2007 leaving behind many a Penguin General Cemetery mystery. Where will these stories take you? Who is the 'John Doe', buried 7 January 1915? Could he be Jeremiah or Michael Clifford, an Irishman in his 40s? The search for his identity continues.
Penguin General Cemetery has more than eighteen hundred burials. Burial records for which there were no bodies, burials for which the locations have been misplaced. Honouring bygone lives ensures the survival of the community's heritage. Dignifying seven early 1900 pioneers, with individual gravestones, typifies Penguin community's respect for its heritage.
Yet more can be done. In passing, every person leaves footprints, their stories to be found and voiced. A treasure-trove of history, information and lives gone awaits the curious, with much research readily available.




1 Main Road
Penguin, TAS, 7316

Located 0.5K from Penguin

Penguin Golf Course


Penguin Golf Course in Tasmania's north-west is a public nine-hole bunker free course, but beware of the creeks. A feature of the course is the par 3 120-metre 7th/16th hole which is virtually surrounded by water. The picturesque green is in the middle of a lake with the Dial Ranges in the background.
Holes: 9 Par: 71 Length: 5640m ACR: 68.7




185 Sports Complex Avenue
Penguin, TAS, 7316

Located 2.1K from Penguin

Ulverstone Golf Club - 18 Hole


"Allison", home of the Ulverstone Golf Club Inc., is an 18-hole 6104 metre long Par 72 Championship Golf Course with many trees and a varied and challenging layout.
Rated in the top 100 courses in Australia, the Club has hosted both state and national competitions.
Nestled into the surrounding tall eucalypt forest, the course is renowned for its well-maintained, fully watered fairways and excellent greens.
One of the most picturesque sporting venues in the state, it is a challenging golf course, with plenty of trees and undulating fairways to provide an unyielding test of the golfer's ability.
Visiting members of other golf clubs are always welcome. Green fees apply and golf clubs are available for hire. Open daily.




Lobster Creek Rd
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 6.2K from Penguin

Pedal Buggies Tasmania


Pedal Buggies Tasmania is located at Ulverstone on Tasmania's beautiful North West Coast. With a variety of pedal buggy styles and combinations to choose from there's sure to be one that's just right for you. Fun and entertaining for all ages, pedal buggies are sure to be a winner. You will enjoy some of Ulverstone's lovely parks as you pedal along the shared pedestrian/cycle path. Hire single, double or family buggies which you can attach extra child seats and baby harness seats (suitable from six months old). Extra trailers can be added enabling more people to pedal on the one buggy. A wheel chair trailer is available to cater for persons with this need. Buggies are suitable for many special needs persons.
Take a Surrey Bike on the 12 kilometre return trip to Turners Beach Berry Patch. Sand buggies on the beach available by appointment.
After your ride take a walk or swim on the beach, have a barbecue beside the children's play ground, splash out on the water slide (summer months), enjoy the park or spoil yourself with a cool drink, ice cream, coffee or meal at Beach Hut Coffee (Cafe). Wow, all this within a 50 metre radius!




2 Beach Road
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 9.9K from Penguin

Under The Oak Handmade Gallery and Gifts


Under The Oak Handmade Gallery and Gifts is located at at the back of the Post Office in Ulverstone,Tasmania.
Featuring 100 per cent handmade, Tasmanian products from over 40 Tasmanian makers. Items include unique jewellery and accessories, art, photography, homewares, vintage clothing, children's items, paper craft and more.
With sales paid directly back to the designer and no commission taken, Under The Oak is supporting Tasmanian talent in art, craft and design through this unique business concept.
Many items are a 'one off' creation, so you can take home a little piece of Tassie and it's people.
Under The Oak is also located within close walking distance from many of Ulverstone's popular tourist attractions, cafes and there is ample free parking.




2/39 Reibey St
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 10.0K from Penguin

The Gawler Gallery


This award winning gallery is the home of Leven Regional Arts, a group of talented artists and artisans from the Central Coast Region.
The Gawler Gallery displays an excellent collection of fine art, textiles, woodwork, glass, mosaics and jewellery by local artists.
The Gawler Gallery is a working art space which also hosts formal classes and regular art groups, feature artist exhibitions and special events.
Located in the Civic Centre, Patrick Street, Ulverstone
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm




16 Patrick Street,
Civic Centre
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 10.1K from Penguin

Penguin: Events

Ulverstone Show


Come one, come all, and experience country life with a carnival atmosphere at the Ulverstone Show.
The Show has traditional livestock and dog showing and competitions, home industries, industry hall, vintage tractor displays and the always popular animal nursery where you can get up close to a variety of cute baby animals.
Horse jumping and woodchopping are the main sporting events and you will find all the usual show attractions, side show alley rides and games and show-bags full of "goodies".


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov
2018
      3rd Nov


Flora Street
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 9.5K from Penguin

Anzac Day Dawn Service - Ulverstone


A Dawn Service will be held at Ulverstone Cenotaph.
ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).
As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day - 25 April.
A Dawn Service will be held at the Cenotaph to remember the ANZACs and other War Veterans who fought for Australia.




Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 9.6K from Penguin

Festival in the Park


Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages.
The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania's North West Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast.
All proceeds from the day go to local projects that benefit the North-West community.


Event Dates
2018
      25th Feb


Kings Parade
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 9.8K from Penguin

Penguin: Travel Tips

Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre


The Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Ulverstone and provides friendly local visitor services seven days a week.
The centre has visual displays, art and craft display and sales as well as a range of souvenir maps and essential tools to get you moving through Ulverstone and the Central Coast region.
The Centre's interior wall provides display space for local artists to display and sell their work. The gallery wall hosts a new art exhibition each month.
Open daily 0900 - 1700 (1000 - 1600 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from May-September). Closed Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.




13-15 Alexandra Road
Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

Located 10.3K from Penguin

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