The replica Dutch windmill in Hiscutt Park was presented to the people of Penguin as a Bicentennial Gift from the Dutch community to commemorate the Dutch settlers in Penguin and the Dutch explorers who were the first Europeans to make contact with Tasmania.
Ferndale Gorge Forest Reserve
From the well-equipped picnic area there is a short walk up along the stream through beautiful shady manferns and tall Eucalypt forest to an historic mining area and Thorsby’s Tunnel.
Location: Ironcliffe Rd, Penguin
Gunns Plains Caves
Gunns Plains Caves (32 km south) feature spectacular formations, glow worms and an underground stream. Includes one of the southern hemisphere’s largest shawl formations.
There are a number of excellent walks in the area including trails up the Dial Range to Mount Montgomery and, closer to the town, the Ferndale Bush Walk which includes Thorsby’s Tunnel, an old silver mining shaft. It is possible to walk from here right through to Cradle Mountain, however this is serious trekking and not to be undertaken lightly. Details of all the walks are available from the Tourist Information Office opposite the Big Penguin.
Leven Canyon (40 km south) has become a popular tourist destination offering interesting and pleasant bushwalks, good picnic and barbeque facilities and views down the 250 metre Leven Canyon. It is possible to walk through the gorge but allow a full day.