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The Madsen
4 out of 5
64 Main Road, right next to the Commonwealth Bank, Penguin, TAS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$129 per night
2.75 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (134 reviews)

"Lovely place to stay. Owner sent me plenty of information prior to getting there. Contactless reception meant I could arrive when I wanted to without any issue. Highly recommend the spa room."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

The Madsen
Madsen Retreat
4 out of 5
6A King Edward Street, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$152 per night
2.4 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)

"Madsen Retreat is very clean and a short walk into town. Owners Chris & Ting are very friendly with a lot of local knowledge & only too happy to help with any questions. Penguin is also a short drive from Devonport and is convenient for day trips. Having Netflix to unwind after day tours & dinner ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

Madsen Retreat
Penguin Seaside Motel
3 out of 5
99-101 Main Road, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$154 per night
2.71 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"Nice little motel, older but well maintained and clean. Spacious room, comfy beds and and good amenities provided. You can hear the ocean in the room although pity you can't see it."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

Penguin Seaside Motel
Penguin Beachfront Apartments
3.5 out of 5
52 Main Road, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night
2.81 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"Very comfortable with all you need away from home. Beds very good."…"

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2020

Penguin Beachfront Apartments
Penguin Waterfront Escape
4.5 out of 5
68a Main Street, Penguin, TAS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$180 per night
2.74 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"Fabulous coastal location literally overlooking the ocean. Spacious, well-appointed and so relaxing - a hidden treasure that I'm sure we'll revisit."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Penguin Waterfront Escape
Glenbrook House and Cottage
3.5 out of 5
89-91 Browns Lane, Penguin, TAS
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1.09 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"Rustic farm cottage in the bush, full of character. Plenty of space. And the bird watching was delightful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Glenbrook House and Cottage
Sunrise at Penguin
4 out of 5
118 Main Road, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$151 per night
2.69 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"Fabulous little house with stunning views . Terry & Fran were very friendly, the house really well set up and those views. Wow. Great to be close to the beach, and to be able to walk to the shops"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

Sunrise at Penguin
Novo Luxury Apartment - Absolute Waterfront Beauty in Tasmania
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2.7 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful beach views

"We loved our stay at Novo. Beautiful views, warm and cosy, clean, inviting and luxurious. Thanks, we'll be back"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019

Novo Luxury Apartment - Absolute Waterfront Beauty in Tasmania
Penguin Beachfront Apartments
52 Main Rd, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$212 per night
2.76 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Perfect

"This accommodation was excellent.Across the road from the beach. Beautiful views. We could not ask for anything more."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2020

Penguin Beachfront Apartments
Penguin Waterfront Escape
68 A Main Street, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$290 per night
2.72 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Amazing View

"What an amazing Beach view with close proximity to shops. We enjoyed coming to Penguin and relaxing. Comfortable beds, amazing bath and showers with everything we could need. Great safe car parking as well. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2020

Penguin Waterfront Escape
Harlea - Your Home Away From Home
1 Olympic Court Penguin 7316, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$123 per night
1.64 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Harlea

"Private, comfortable and very well equipped ."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2019

Harlea - Your Home Away From Home
Sunrise at Penguin - Beach Retreat
118 Main Street, Penguin, TAS
The price is AU$168 per night
2.67 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Penguin

"This is a lovely property so well located with breathtaking outlook over the sea. Terry is a marvellous host and ensured we were very comfortable etc. Highly recommended as a relaxing and well equipped home in a beautiful little town. We had to cut our stay short as the dreaded virus was making our ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2020

Sunrise at Penguin - Beach Retreat
Barclay Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
112-114 North Fenton Street, Devonport, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night
25.6 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (293 reviews)

"Light truck parking, comfortable bed and quiet location"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2020

Barclay Motor Inn
Ulverstone Waterfront Apartments
4 out of 5
8 Tasma Parade, Ulverstone, TAS
The price is AU$212 per night
9.42 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Excellent property and we will stay there again. Close to everything and the in-house supplies and appointment was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Ulverstone Waterfront Apartments
Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
9 North Terrace, Burnie, TAS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$132 per night
15.89 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (554 reviews)

"The rooms are very spacious and clean. We have stayed here a few times, very comfortable not much outside noise. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will be back again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2020

Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
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Visiting Penguin

Visitors to Penguin are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its parks.

  • There are 10 hotels and other accommodations in Penguin
  • The closest major airport is in Devonport, TAS (DPO) 31.3 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Burnie, TAS (BWT) 32 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Penguin

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Mount Montgomery State Reserve and Dial Range Forest Reserve. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Penguin Undercover Market and Penguin Tourist Information Centre.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 10 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Penguin. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Penguin Beachfront Apartments - With a stay at this 3.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a terrace, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and room size.
  • Glenbrook House and Cottage - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with a private living room.
  • Madsen Retreat - This 3.5-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Getting Around Penguin

If you want to explore the larger area, hop on a train at Penguin Station. Penguin may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Penguin

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 70°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 66°F, while the average at night is 43°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 59°F with nighttime averages of 42°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 68°F and nighttime averages of 45°F
  • About 38.07 inches of rain falls on Penguin each year
  • Usually February and January are the hottest months with an average of 69°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 43°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Penguin?
Penguin Seaside Motel is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Another favourite option for your trip based on traveller reviews is The Madsen.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Penguin, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Penguin.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Penguin?
Glenbrook House and Cottage is a top 3.5-star B&B on Expedia for families, and features a lazy river and free parking. Other good choices to stay with the children include Penguin Seaside Motel and The Madsen. Also, attractions in the area such as Wing’s Wildlife Park and Don River Railway are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Penguin?
Madsen Retreat is a top dog-friendly guesthouse, and offers laundry facilities along with free WiFi for its human guests. Glenbrook House and Cottage is another option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Penguin?
Penguin Beachfront Apartments is a top 3.5-star beach apartment with free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your stay near the beach include The Madsen and Penguin Seaside Motel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Penguin Beach or Johnsons Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Penguin?
Penguin Waterfront Escape is a 4.5-star apartment with a private beach and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay.

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