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  • charles
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    Lovely spot, kids friendly and pet friendly beach. We bought some take away rolls from local cafe, we sat the beach front, watching the waves. It’s so beautiful and peaceful. We love penguin and enjoyed here
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    The fibre glass coated fibro cement fairy penguin was erected to celebrate the Centenary of the Proclamation of the Penguin township on the 25th October 1975. Great as a backdrop for a photo. The white streaks running down the head are caused by poop from seagulls using the penguin as a perch.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    Lovely passive lawned area with the Penguin Creek flowing through and a weir creating the lake. Good facilities with ablutions, picnic areas, covered seating, electric BBQs, ducks and playground. The highlight for us was the Dutch Windmill, a Bicentennial Gift from the Dutch community in 1988 to the people of Penguin. It is dedicated to the memory of Janneti Tjaers, wife of Abel Tasman. Peep through the window to see a selection of Dutch items, there were no Dutch leprechauns to disturb
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    We drove up the hill to the cemetery, the sign telling us that it was established in 1885 although the first burial was in 1865. It was gazetted a public cemetery in 1897 and is heritage listed. There are great views over the town and Bass Strait. My wife was telling me how the view was to die for, she changed her mind when I reminded her that we were in the cemetery. The entire area is well maintained. We parked near a memorial memorial garden and sculpture commemorating "the short lives of our many unnamed children". The sculpture by Keith Smith is titled "Children of the World"
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Thefullermonty
    Penguin, Australia39 contributions
    Penguin's tourist app is certainly worth downloading. The 3km walk around its 28 attractions is easy and worth the effort. And it's now available in Traditional Chinese (for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau tourists) and Simplified Chinese (mainland China).
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • Barblaraine
    Nambour, Australia379 contributions
    Great markets, all undercover. Loads of stalls offering everything from food to rugs, handmade soaps, paintings, jewellery, clothes & many many more stalls. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 18 December 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    The church is regarded as a landmark in Penguin, indeed the first question we were asked at the Information Centre was, 'have you seen the church' followed by a brief history of the building. It certainly is a highlight of the Main Street, clad in weatherboard and standing since 1903. As with the majority of churches it was closed on the day and I had to be satisfied with photos of the unusual exterior. Did some research that night and it is described as Federation Carpenter Gothic style with Eastern European influences of keyhole shaped windows and scalloped and horseshoe arches. It also evidently hosts a congregation that takes immense pride in the building, the exterior and grounds seem meticulously maintained.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    The War Memorial is one of a number of memorials that commemorate those whose lives were lost or who served in various conflicts, The earliest monuments was dedicated in 1902 and commemorates Troopers Thomas Barker and Geoffrey Brown who died in the Boer War. The War Memorial was dedicated in 1926, in memory of those from the Municipality who served in WW1. The Memorial Library commemorates those who served in WW11 and was dedicated in 1954. Among the other memorials and plaques are dedications to 'The Home Front' and 'Centenary of ANZAC 2014 - 2018
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    Excellent visitor centre. Helpful and welcoming volunteer ladies gave us abundant local information and some pointers for further afield when requested. Well stocked with souvenirs, maps, postcards, and brochures. We liked the display of tiny penguins. Penguin certainly knows how to identify with and promote it's name.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    This Memorial was the first memorial installed at Penguin and is dedicated to Troopers Thomas Barker & Geoffrey Brown who died during the Boer War, South Africa. The inscription reads, in part;- "Trooper Barker fought with the First Tasmanian Contingent and died at Deelfontein of enteric fever" and "Trooper Brown, of the Imperial Bushmen's Contingent, died of wounds received at Warmbaths."
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Alby_Bes
    Hobart, Australia17 contributions
    The Montgomery (green) and especially Iron Tor (blue) rides are awesome. Well designed, made and maintained. The green rating of the Montgomery trail could be green plus a lot of blue! At least if you compare to the green trails at Derby, for example. Something to consider if in your party you have people starting off on their biking experience.
    Written 26 November 2020
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  • C...
    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    This beach has a parking area, a BBQ area, a train... yes, really... whilst it's next to the freight train tracks, it honestly has a miniature train track as well... it also has toilets... and beach chairs. It's a really beautiful beach... close to amenities and there are rock pools to explore as well.

    Whilst my eyesight isn't what it used to be... I am rather sure there were seals on a nearby rock as well. Being that it's located in Penguin... chances are they were seals and ... there are probably penguins nearby as well.
    Written 17 February 2021
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  • C...
    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    The artwork was started from a 'small' bequest from a disability pensioner with paranoid schizophrenia, and was designed to celebrate the contribution of people with poor mental health to the community.

    There is no greater gift to a community than one given from the heart like this one is. It's worth stopping for a few moments to look at this work. The vibrant colours exude happy thoughts and a sense of love shared. Moments of kindness are something that should be relished and we really do need to be kind to one another.
    Written 12 February 2021
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