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Penguin | Tasmania

Penguin Penguin developed in the late 19th century as an iron-ore mine and timber town, shipping timber throughout Australia and New Zealand. It was named after the little penguin rookeries that are common along the coast.

Main Attractions

BBQs and duck ponds are located in Hiscutt Park, which also features a Dutch windmill. The much-photographed Big Penguin and 2 National Trust classified churches are in Main St. A miniature railway runs along the foreshore on the second and fourth Sunday each month. Little penguin viewing tours are conducted nightly by appointment Sept-March.

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There are magnificent views from the summit of Mount Montgomery, 5km south. Ferndean Glow Worm Cave, 6km south, has a BBQ area and walks to the hop fields of Gunns Plains. Pioneer Park, 10km SW at Riana, offers gardens and walks, and Pindari Deer Farm is a further 5km. The Old Bass Hwy between Penguin and Ulverstone has scenic views of the rugged coastline including the Three Sisters which are offshore islands with seabird sanctuaries.

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Copyright 2007, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. cmsadmin. (2005, May 20). Penguin. Retrieved December 27, 2014, from Plan Book Travel Australia Web site: http://www.planbooktravel.com.au/australia/tas/penguin. This work is licensed under a Universal Publishers. Universal Publishers

Region: Central North and Cradle Mountain

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From the city of Devonport, port of the Spirit of Tasmania, to the rugged country towards Cradle Mountain, the Central North and Cradle Mountain region is of interest and variety - charming towns and historic buildings, beaches, forests and craggy peaks. more

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