Penguin and Ulverstone are in North West Tasmania with the major regional centre having a population of approximately 12,000. The bustling seaside town of Ulverstone at the mouth of the Leven River is a laid-back getaway with abundant birdlife, family-friendly swimming beaches, coastal paths and scenic picnic spots. With a variety of services, speciality shops, supermarkets and cafes, you are spoilt for choice. Take the coastal drive from Ulverstone to Penguin where the outstanding views of Bass Strait and the Three Sisters Islands will deliver you to this picture post card coastal town. Again, you are spoilt for choice with speciality shops, cafes, art gallery and the famous big penguin along with other penguin inspired features.
Dial Range, located inland to the south of , is considered a special place by the locals. Pack a picnic or cook a bbq; then take an easy bush-walk and chill out to the sound of birds calling or there’s a substantial network of walking tracks around Dial Range and further afield.
is not just a country town and that’s it. Others would say it’s the epicentre of the most beautiful rural scenery in all of Tasmania. Gunns Plains is a rich fertile area dotted with dairy farms, potato growing and beef cattle only 25 minutes from Ulverstone or Penguin.
Flowing through the valley is the beautiful Leven River, renowned for its trout fishing and a great spot to canoe or kayak.
Nearby is the amazing Gunns Plains Cave. Its wonderful limestone formations include calcite shawls and flow-stones and it also has a glow-worm display.
You can also find Tasmania's largest collection of wildlife at Wings Wildlife Park.
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