Tasmania’s north coast is rich in history and offers fine landscape and coastal areas. There are pretty towns such as Penguin and Stanley where life seems tidy and peaceful. The rocky and sandy coastline also has places of natural beauty to visit. The Bass Highway runs along the north coast allowing access to all areas.

 

The cement penguin was made in 1975 to commemorate the
The cement penguin was made in 1975 to commemorate the town's proclamation of township of Penguin on the north coast.
The small town of Penguin on the north coast was
The small town of Penguin on the north coast was named after the indigenous 'fairy penguin' that roosts nearby.
World War I memorial in Penguin
World War I memorial in Penguin
Bakehouse bakery in Penguin with murals
Bakehouse bakery in Penguin with murals
Hedgehog brownies at Bakehouse bakery in Penguin
Hedgehog brownies at Bakehouse bakery in Penguin
The north coastline in Penguin
The north coastline in Penguin
The Uniting Church in Penguin
The Uniting Church in Penguin
In the far northwest of Tasmania is the tidy town
In the far northwest of Tasmania is the tidy town of Stanley
The tidy town of Stanley is located on a peninsula
The tidy town of Stanley is located on a peninsula just below the giant rock outcropping known as the Nut (a volcanic plug)
The tidy town of Stanley is located on a peninsula
The tidy town of Stanley is located on a peninsula just below the giant rock outcropping known as the Nut (a volcanic plug)
Shops along the main street in Stanley
Shops along the main street in Stanley
Stanley Hotel and restaurant
Stanley Hotel and restaurant
World War I memorial in Stanley with names of fallen
World War I memorial in Stanley with names of fallen soldiers. The first campaign that Australians were involved in was in German New Guinea after a hastily raised force known as the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force was dispatched from Australia to seize German possessions in the Pacific in September 1914. At the same time another expeditionary force, initially consisting of 20,000 men and known as the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF), was raised for service overseas. The Australians and New Zealanders, grouped together as the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), went ashore on 25 April 1915 and for the next eight months the Anzacs, alongside their British, French and other allies, fought a costly and ultimately disastrous campaign against Turkey at Gallipoli .
Main street in Stanley
Main street in Stanley
Coffee shop and tea room on main street in Stanley
Coffee shop and tea room on main street in Stanley
Shops along main street in Stanley
Shops along main street in Stanley
Along the way in Stanley
Along the way in Stanley
Stringybark is a group of Eucalyptus trees with thick, fibrous
Stringybark is a group of Eucalyptus trees with thick, fibrous bark which can be pulled off in strings. They are mostly medium-sized trees but some of them can grow very high
Grocery store in Stanley
Grocery store in Stanley
Boat harbor in Stanley
Boat harbor in Stanley
Ocean view cemetery in Stanley
Ocean view cemetery in Stanley
Floral home in Stanley
Floral home in Stanley
View over Stanley
View over Stanley
Cable lift up to the top of 'The Nut' rock
Cable lift up to the top of 'The Nut' rock crest
View of Stanley from 'The Nut' volcanic rock crest (143
View of Stanley from 'The Nut' volcanic rock crest (143 meters; 425 feet)
View of Stanley from 'The Nut' volcanic rock crest (143
View of Stanley from 'The Nut' volcanic rock crest (143 meters; 425 feet)
Tourists regularly travel to Highfield, a farming estate museum  on
Tourists regularly travel to Highfield, a farming estate museum on the north west of the township (http://www.historic-highfield.com.au/) to view the picturesque northern beaches with 'The Nut' in the background.
Highfield farming estate museum  on the north west of the
Highfield farming estate museum on the north west of the township (http://www.historic-highfield.com.au/)
Typical residential house in Stanley
Typical residential house in Stanley
Flowers abound inStanley
Flowers abound inStanley
Victorian style modest house in Stanley
Victorian style modest house in Stanley
Moby Dick breakfast bar on main street in Stanley. A motorcycle
Moby Dick breakfast bar on main street in Stanley. A motorcycle convention was held in Tasmania in 2009,
Moby Dick breakfast bar on main street in Stanley.  Good
Moby Dick breakfast bar on main street in Stanley. Good home cooked food.