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Penguin NW Tasmania Places to Visit

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Madsen Retreat Penguin is the ideal location to make your base for seeing the beautiful North West region of Tasmania.


Enjoy our 4 star guest house as your place to rest each night before you sally forth each day to see the delights of the spectacular North West of Tasmania.


Here is a list of suggested places to visit –


Penguin Beach and Esplanade
The Big Penguin
The Dutch Windmill at Hiscutt Park and Lake (lots of fat ducks too!)
Jo & Co Cafe
Penguin Undercover Markets on Sundays
El Perro Spanish and Tapas Restaurant for dinner
Wolfgang and Marise’s Penguin Tucker Box Thurs, Friday and Saturday after 5pm opposite Penguin Gallery
The Penguin Gallery and Art Cafe
Penguin historic railway station
The Tasmanian Aboretum
Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens
The spectacular coastal drive between Penguin and Ulverstone
Heritage Walking Trail
The Penguins Viewing Platform at Burnie (near Makers Workshop and Burnie Visitor Centre)
Makers Workshop Burnie
The beautiful drive between Penguin and Stanley (and climb the Nut)
Boat Harbour (on way to Stanley)
Rocky Cape (on way to Stanley)
The Tarkine Drive
End of the World at Arthur River
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park
Leven Canyon and walks
Leven River (and river cruises)
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Cradle Mountain and its fabulous walks (just 90 minutes away)
Hellyers Road Distillery
Penguin Cradle Walking Trail
Pedros Seafood Restaurant in Ulverstone for best seafood cuisine
We are always happy to assist you with your itinerary.


If you prefer to go on a guided tour we recommend Cradle Coast Tours – call Howard Smith on 03 6425 5854 or 0407 335 925 or email