Ulverstone lies on Tasmania's North West Coast, only an hour north of Launceston, meaning it is a perfect weekend escape for families looking to enjoy some striking scenery and fun outdoor activities. For those coming into Tasmania by boat, Ulverstone is only 20 minutes from Devonport, the Spirit of Tasmania terminal, so stop and stay at Ulverstone for a few days on your way south. With a plethora of mystical natural wonders, and range of accommodation options on its doorstep, you won’t leave disappointed.
Families will love the beaches and parks around Ulverstone. Enjoy a picnic at ANZAC park, take a dip in the warm beach waters and view the Bird Sanctuary at Fairway Park, and don't forget to check out the water slide! For a bit of history, Shropshire Park has a walking path to teach you all about Australian naval history and the War Memorial clock stands proud to greet you as you enter Ulverstone.
The town of Penguin is on the doorstep of Ulverstone, and both Penguin and Ulverstone provide accommodation to allow all travellers to take advantage of their proximity to some of Tasmania's most glorious natural attractions. Spend the night in one of Ulverstone's wonderful hotels or motels before setting off to the stunning Leven Canyon, and behold the breathtaking view at 400 metres high. The bushwalks in the area can be tiring, but the waterfalls you will encounter along the way are well worth the effort. After your long day of walking, return to the comfort of one of the self-contained apartments or cottages available. For those wanting to rest their legs in a bit more luxury, there are several boutique hotel options in the area.
The joy of Tasmania is that a lot of attractions are available free of charge, so travellers looking for an affordable holiday will love the Island state. Enjoy staying at some of the budget hotels or motels on offer, or backpackers may try a nearby hostel, then and head to the Cradle Mountain, Tasmania's spectacular national park. Take a walking trail through the park, and enjoy the fresh air, the exquisite scenery and the calming tranquillity of being so close to nature. If you are looking for a bit of a different perspective, take one of the horseback trail rides or view Cradle Mountain from above on a helicopter flight. Whatever choice you make, you will leave amazed by the regions beauty.