Wynyard Bloomin’ Tulip Festival in NW Tasmania

Staying at Madsen Retreat Penguin in September and October? If so, you are lucky! You will be here when the Wynyard Tulip Festival is on. Table Cape Wynyard is just a 20 minute drive away from Penguin. You can easily spend half a day here as there is so much to see. Fields and fields …

Penguin to Stanley Coastal Drive

I have done the trip between Penguin and Stanley several times and love it each time. In my view the Penguin to Stanley or Stanley to Penguin NW coast drives is one of the best short drives that showcases the best of North West Tasmania. If you drive the 95 kilometres without stopping it is …

Makeover Week-Penguin

The Penguin community celebrating one of the beachfront decks constructed during the makeover week.

Coast to Canyon Familiarisation Tour NW Tasmania

On 25th October I joined a day long famil tour organised by the Local Tourism Association in North West Tasmania. The tour was put on for those of us in the tourism business in NW Tasmania to get a better understanding of what was on offer to our visitors. Here is our itinerary – The …

7 Day Make-Over-in-Penguin

Penguin was last week the beneficiary of a “7 Day Make-Over”, a joint collaboration between the Central Coast Council with the 7 Day MakeOver Construction Team and the Local Penguin Community. The first day of the 7 day makeover was about coming up with the makeover theme and ideas to give an uplift to the …

What’s So Special About Penguin NW Tasmania?

Penguin is the perfect place to make your base for a few days while you explore the beautiful North West of Tasmania. Penguin is the quintessential quaint seaside village that is so rare to find. Perfectly nestled between its own beautiful beaches and the Dial Ranges as its backdrop if has all that you need …

Penguin NW Tasmania Places to Visit

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 …

Cosy Encounter at North-West Tasmania

WORDS PENNY McLEOD A tasting tour from Cradle Mountain to Burnie yields many wonderful flavours from the region’s gourmet produce Severe weather has set in as we finish a quick morning tea at Bothwell and head out towards our holiday destination in North-West Tasmania. We’re on a mission to try the region’s gourmet produce and …