Things to Do

Local Attractions

Penguin Beachfront Apartments is located in the heart of Penguin; a scenic seaside town with a beautiful esplanade, picturesque walking tracks, and eccentric collection of penguins throughout the town as well as great coastal drives.

Penguin loves its little penguins and found its name from a nearby penguin rookery. For a quirky photo you can visit the 10-foot penguin in town. On Sundays you can visit Penguin Market, Tasmania’s largest undercover market! There are over 200 stalls to browse selling second-hand goods, woodcraft and food and wine.

If you’re looking for beautiful coastal scenery with sweeping ocean views, nice picnic spots and seaside walks at the beach then the coastal road between Ulverstone and Wynyard is the drive for you. At Dial Range you can explore one the many walking tracks with beautiful views over Penguin and the North West Coast.

Places to Go

  • Little Penguin Observation Centre – Approx. 19km (18min)
  • Penguin Market – 450m
  • Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens – Approx. 23.7km (24min)
  • Cradle Coast Tours – Approx. 13.7km (11min)
  • Wings Wildlife Park – Approx. 29.8km (24min)
  • Cradle Mountain – Approx. 91km (1hr 34min)
  • Leven River Cruise – Approx. 12.1km (10min)
  • Gunns Plains Caves
  • Camp Clayton – Approx. 17.5km (12min)
  • Penguin Golf Course – Approx. 2.7km (5min)
  • Guide Falls Farm – Approx. 33km (30min)
  • Tasmanian Arboretum – Approx. 31km (27min)
  • Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot – Approx. 64km (52min)
  • Low Head Penguin Tours – Approx. 141km (1hr 42min)
  • Platypus House – Approx. 119km (1hr 27min)
  • Tasmania Zoo – Approx. 119km (1hr 23min)
  • Stanley Seaquarium – Approx. 97km (1hr 15min)
  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park – Approx. 109km (1hr 48min)