While staying at Inglenook you can explore the region and visit the many interesting places that are all within a short drive.
Just 4.5klms away is Penguin, famous for it’s Sunday Markets, which attract large crowds each week.
Burnie is only 12klms away to the west, while Ulverstone is only about 14klms to the east.
One hours drive inland through beautiful countryside you can reach Cradle Mountain.
Other nearby attractions include Turners Beach, Leven Canyon, Gunns Plains, Fern Glade, Dismal Swamp, Guide Falls, Hellyer Gorge and the ‘Nut’ at Stanley.
The Cheese Factory, Rhododendron Gardens and Tulip Farm are also close by.
One of the advantages of staying at Inglenook is that directly across on the beach fairy penguins have their own rookery. They can be seen most nights around dusk during the raising of their chicks, departing again at dawn.
Adult birds often use this Rookery which is placed amongst a 750 million year old rock formation of precambrian pillow lava.
The best time for viewing is from October through to April although they can be seen at various times throughout the year.
Fairy penguins can be seen in a number of places around Tasmania (including right here at Inglenook!) although the majority live on offshore islands.
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