Penguin is very much a charming seaside town with its main street adjacent to the beach. One of the coolest small towns in Tasmania, it has funky places to eat and stay and some eclectic shopping at the town's weekly market. The town gets its name from the nearby fairy penguin rookeries and is home to the Big Penguin, a 3-m tall ferro-cement structure on the esplanade. You'll also find smaller versions throughout the town. From September through to March, visitors can join penguin tours and watch from Penguin Point as penguins make their way up the beach to nest.