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Quaint and friendly seaside town

We stopped for supplies and to see the big penguin (although not that big). Had a browse in some of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meredith F
Absolutely picture perfect

Ocean one side of the street shops the other, beautifully maintained and lots of spots just to sit... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Bendigo, Australia
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Main Street, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
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All reviews rubbish bins nice spot for lunch great beach coastal town play ground main beach statue penguins picnic op burnie playground stroll waves trees tassie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for supplies and to see the big penguin (although not that big). Had a browse in some of the local shops . A nice beach

Thank Meredith F
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Ocean one side of the street shops the other, beautifully maintained and lots of spots just to sit and look. Then cross the road and check out the shops or have a bite to eat well worth a stop.

Thank jandp768
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I fell in love with Penguin and could move there. The forshore is clean and tidy and has a summer holiday feel (even in winter) It is a sleepy little beachside town but lacks nothing, good shops and accomodation and the giant penguin is really...More

Thank ducks-quack
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Sunrise in Penguin after our ferry crossing was just the start we wanted to our holiday. Obligatory photos with the giant penguin of course and a brisk walk looking at the beach, rocks and the pretty town woke us up and set us up for...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A lovely stretch of sandy beach. Trees along the front creating pockets of shade. Good parking, seats along the foreshore , an ideal place for a picnic. Plenty of coffee shops and, of course, the lovely giant penguin. Well worth a visit.

Thank skilli15
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Attractive little town. Buy fish and chips for lunch and sit at the waterfront and enjoy them. Playground for children and skatepark further along. Lovely stroll along the waterfront.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Nice seats and tables overlooking the very quiet but attractive beach. Had to have photos with the penguin statue. Nice spot for lunch.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Stayed 2 days. Went on easy day trip to cradle mountain. Self catered in our apartment Penguin Waterfront Escape as 2 IGA supermarket 2 seconds walk away. Beautiful sitting on the waterfront in the evening. Will go back when next in Tassie

Thank PatriceAustralia
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Disappointing. Nothing special. Walked on the beach (could have been one of a million). Grassy foreshore again a nothing special

Thank insearchofit
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Great spot for a break , right on the foreshore! A lovely little playground for the littles and food and other interesting shops just over the road. A lovely place which Has Penguin as a name and as signage as much as possible , quite...More

Thank harryarthur62
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