Penguins are truly magnificent creatures and it’s not a coincidence we named our website after them—but we’re not the first to use them as inspiration. Australian people love penguins just as much, and places named after them are scattered all around this continent—starting with these three!
Tasmania is home to a tiny town called Penguin, named by botanist Ronald Campbell Gunn after the little penguin rookeries scattered around its coast. This town is now home to many attractions inspired by penguins, from murals and trash bins to the Big Penguin statue in the heart of the city.
Penguin Island, Western Australia
Located off the coast of Perth, this island is one of the best places in Australia to observe little penguins in their natural habitat. It’s home to one of Australia’s largest colonies of little penguins, but their numbers significantly varied over the years and have been estimated anywhere between 300 and 1,500.
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island
Phillip Island in the Australian state of Victoria is another amazing place to see little penguins in the flash. It hosts the event known as the Penguin Parade, allowing tourists and locals alike to observe little penguins coming ashore in groups every day, usually at sunset.