Top 10 Activities For Families In Tasmania

With the school holidays upon us now is the time to go and spend some family fun time in Tasmania. This list of top 10 activities for families in Tasmania will have everything to keep the kids both young and old entertained while spending the day out together.

Zoo Doo

620 Middle Tea Tree Road Richmond

Phone: 03 62602444

Open 7 days

Get up close and personal with the animals at Zoodoo Zoo. Zoodoo has a great variety of animals for the kids to meet from meerkats to zebras, wombats, koalas and of course our famous Tassie devils. Delight in the birdlife in the walk-through aviary or partake in a safari tour.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

593 Briggs Road, Brighton

Phone: 03 6268 1184

Open 7 days

Bonorong has an amazing range of Australian wildlife to meet and greet and not only have day tours but also offer a night tour where you can experience the nocturnal creatures including sugar gliders, quolls and the Tassie devils in their natural habitat.

Sweets and Treats

50 Bridge Road  Richmond

Open 7 days

No trip to Richmond is complete without a visit here. Watch your kids eyes pop at the range of sweet treats available at the Richmond lolly shop. Whether you like them chewy, crunchy, sweet, sour they have something here to please even the fussiest lolly muncher with locally made and imported treats and sweets.

Hollybank Treetops Adventure

66 Hollybank Road, Underwood

Phone: 03 6395 1390

Open 7 days

Fun action packed adventures await you at Hollybank. Spend a couple of hours on their ropes courses (which cater for all ages and comfort levels), fly like a bird on a ziplining tour or drive like a boss on one of their Segway tours. For the bigger kids, Hollybank also has twilight zip line tours so you can be at one with nature and spot some nocturnal creatures on your travels.

Hastings Caves and Thermal springs

754 Hastings Caves Rd Hastings

Phone: 03 6298 3209

Open 7 days

Experience Newdegate Cave – Australia’s largest tourist cave and one of the largest dolomite caves in the southern hemisphere is an adventure like no other to be found in Tasmania. Explore the Platypus and Hot Spring Walks and take a dip in the thermal springs while you are here.

Sea Horse world

Shed 1A Inspection Head Wharf

200 Flinders Street, Beauty Point

Phone: 03 63834111

The little ones will be enchanted by the underwater wonders of the seahorses at Sea Horse World. They offer shark and seahorse feeding and have a touch pool giving the kids the chance to touch the seahorses, crabs and starfish. Whilst you are in the area you should consider visiting Platypus House, home to both the platypus and the echidna.

Glengarry Bush Maze

48 Jay Dee Road, Glengarry

Phone: 03 6396 125

Open 7 day

Fun for the whole family can be had at Glengarry Bush Maze. As well as the maze there are games including a giant Connect 4, giant chess board tyre maze and of course the hedge maze you can get lost in. Its a great place for lunch that caters to both the kids and the adults alike and has a great little gift store offering puzzles and brain teasers to suit any age.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

2 Invermay Rd, Invermay

Phone: 03 6323 3777

Open 7 days

Discover the wonders of the universe at the Planetarium where you sit back and take a journey to across the universe and beyond exploring the cosmos and unlocking the mysteries of space and space travel. Fascinating stuff!! While you are here you should check out the Tasmanian Collections which includes bushranger artefacts and dinosaurs.

Sliders Tube Park

Cnr Caswell and Conway Street, Mowbray

Phone: 0409 875 540

Open 7 days

If you have the energy to burn and want a fun day out with the kids you just have to ride the slides at Sliders. Two 100m slides and a small 15m slide for the littlies will give them plenty to be excited about. These are dry slides so ideal for all year round use. Sliders also offer a vast range of pedal buggies to suit 1 to 6 riders for hire.

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