The last Tassie Trip post saw us dropping in at Deloraine and Devonport for coffee on our travels from Launceston en-route to Stanley. There was still much more to see as we travelled along Bass Strait at the top edge of Tasmania. The next place we stopped in at was Penguin, a gorgeous little seaside town that takes its name from a nearby Penguin rookery. At the 2011 census, Penguin had a population of 3924. We were only there for a quick loo stop and squizz around but long enough to see that it was a pretty little place that would make a wonderfully relaxing holiday destination and we’d love to come back for a longer stay another time. Here are a few snaps I took while we were there.
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/250s
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/200s
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/80s
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/125s
Next we stopped for lunch at Wynyard, a relaxed seaside town famous for flat-topped Table Cape and fields of stunning tulips, though sadly we didn’t see any tulips in flower when we were there (perhaps we just didn’t look in the right spot or maybe it just wasn’t the right time of year?!).
Located at the mouth of the Inglis River, Wynyard is a popular holiday spot for beach activities, ocean and river fishing, and lazy drives through picturesque landscapes. At the 2011 census Wynyard had an urban population of 5,061 and a total greater population of 5,990. We actually had the most divine roast dinner for lunch at the RSL at a really good price too. I’m afraid I didn’t take any photographs around the town but I did take some from Wynyard Table Cape Lookout before we got into town and also took some shots at Wynyard Beach.
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/250s
Camera Settings – Lens: 12-24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/125s
The next Tassie Trip post will feature Stanley – pretty sure it is my favourite place visited on our Tassie Trip. There is something so special about this place. Just wait until you see!
Here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far: Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – MONA – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls, Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, Day 7 – City of Launceston, Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, and Day 8 – Deloraine and Devonport.
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Your photo tour of Tassie, makes me feel as though I’ve been to visit already. xx
I hope it inspires you to visit one day Nicole. It’s a special place over there. I loved it and want to go back so badly! 🙂 xo
Oh how beautiful. The best Tassie tourist info ever coming out of your blog. The Tasmanian Tourist Bureau really should pay for your next trip …
Well that would be fantastic! I’d go back in a heartbeat! 😉 x
You really are giving me a great preview of Tassie. It is only 16 more days and I will be here myself (maybe even taking the same photos!) Both Penguin and Wynyard look like pretty places.
Oh wow – only 16 more days! I wish I were going with you Kathy. You will love it! I’d love to know your plans – where you are visiting etc. 🙂
Gorgeous photos once again Min. Penguin looks just so beautiful. Love the statue of the penguin too – another of our “big” Australian icons! 🙂
Thanks Lyndall! It was such a shame that we were just passing through and didn’t get to have a real thorough explore or time to just relax and enjoy! Us Aussies are funny with our “big” Australian icons aren’t we? lol I didn’t know about The Big Penguin until I came across this place! 🙂
Penguin Beach looks beautiful! Adding it to my Tassie to do list
It is quite idyllic, very unspoilt and natural. It would be a great place to go for a holiday if you want to get away from it all! 🙂
How cute is this? A town names Penguin? Love it. Your photos are so mind blowing.
It is cute isn’t it Ruth?! A town named Penguin with a ‘BIG Penguin’ and penguins on its bins. Thank you for the compliment on my photographs! 🙂
These are terrific photos Min, Photos 1 and 2 are fantastic I love the shade of aqua that you managed to capture in the water. The fifth photo has everything, it would be wonderful enlarged and framed. The blue of the sea, the stark white of the fence, the tree bark is in such sharp focus and the greens of the grass and leaves are brilliant. I really really like this photo. The big penguin is really cute I love how he fills the frame. The 7th and 8th photos really are atmospheric, The sky is so blue and the clouds whispy they remind me of a Tom Roberts painting. I really like the way you’ve captured land, sea and sky so well especially in photo 7. I like the contrast of the grasses and the sea in the last two as well. You had perfect light for the last two photos and your exposure setting is spot on.
Thanks so much Patrick. I really value your feedback on my photographs and appreciate the time you take to look them over and share your thoughts! It was a bit tricky with these photographs as it was the middle of the day with full sun but I didn’t do too badly, considering! 🙂
Lovely photos as always. Were there actually real penguins in Penguin?
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Thanks Malinda! I believe there is a penguin rookery nearby to Penguin but we were only there for a fly in visit so of course didn’t see any ourselves! 🙂
We went to Penguin once. I had forgotten all about it until I read your post. We had lunch there, I can visualise it now.
We didn’t even have lunch there. Just a loo stop and a quick look around and a few photo’s snapped! It’s such a lovely place. It seemed like a great place for a quiet, relaxing holiday! 🙂
Wow, that was one big penguin! Lol… Love the scenery!
Yes – I never even knew there WAS a big penguin before I came to this place! 🙂