Penguin, Tasmania, has a population of about 3000 people and is located close to the center of the northern coast of the island. The town gets its name from the many fairy penguins that have their rookeries nearby. It is 34 kilometers west of Devonport and features safe beaches. Visitors to Penguin cannot miss the 10 ft. tall penguin statue, or the penguin shaped trash cans located around town.
On Sunday's Penguin hosts the largest open air market in Tasmania. Over 200 vendors provide wares of all sorts. Live musicians perform as well. The market is located on Arnold Street at the old school.
Visitors to the Dial Range mountains just south of Penguin can ride bikes or horses, or can hike to the tops of several mountains. Walk through the ferns beneath the eucalyptus trees.
Hiscutt Park in Penguin, Tasmania, is a lovely park for picnicking and enjoying the day. Of interest in the park is a replica of a 17th century Dutch windmill. Facilities include restrooms, barbecue pits, and a children's playground.