Local Highlights

Ulverstone History Museum
Step back in time and wander through a comprehensive display of artefacts, manuscripts, tools and photographs depicting the life of local pioneers. Open daily from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Ulverstone Miniature Railway
Maskells Road Ulverstone. Ride the only model railway in Tasmania with three separate track gauges and three separate track layouts. Operating every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10.30am to 4.00pm

Ulverstone Water Slide
Beach Road Ulverstone. Approximately 60m of fibreglass chute ending in a warm pool. Open during summer school holidays.

Woodcraft Gallery and Workshop
109 Reiby Street Ulverstone. The North West Woodcraft Guild welcomes visitors to its gallery which houses quality woodwork displays by local craftsmen. Woodwork demonstrations, sales and private tutoring available. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm

The Undercover Penguin Market
Located in Arnold Street, Penguin, the Penguin Market is northern Tasmanias largest market offering over 200 stalls all undercover. Quality product lines include fine Tasmanian woodwork, jewellery, fashion, giftware, hand-made craft and home wares, as well as fresh produce. Try the international food court with its pasta, pizza, souvlaki, seafood, Asian cuisine, expresso bar, ice-cream bar, juice and health food. Operates every Sunday from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Gunns Plains Cave
Gunns Plains Road, Gunns Plains - One of the best examples of its type in Tasmania, the cave is home to some of the largest limestone shawl formations in the Southern Hemisphere and features and underground stream and glow-worm display. Guided tours take approximately 40 minutes and are conducted daily at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Kaydale Lodge
250 Loongana Road, Nietta. Two hectares of garden present a visual delight, with 30,000 daffodils at bloom in spring, summer displays of peonies and foxgloves and an autumn show of maples. Approximately 30 minutes drive from Ulverstone, visit for the day and enjoy the friendly hospitality.

Leven Canyon
Loongana Road, Loongana. A spectacular 250m-deep ravine 41 km south Ulverstone, the Leven Canyon in a must-see for any visitor. From a well-equipped picnic area, follow the rainforest walk to the cliff face viewing platform and marvel at the breathtaking scenery.

Leven Valley Vineyard/Gallery
321 Raymond Road, Gunns Plains. Taste the pinot noir and chardonnay wines produced by this boutique vineyard located just 20 minutes from Ulverstone. Set on a hillside, overlooking the picturesque rural landscape of Gunns Plains, a gallery also displays a selection of quality woodcraft, pottery and prints by local artists. Open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm - closed Tuesdays.

Preston Falls
Raymond Road, Gunns Plains. For locals and visitors alike, the falls are a popular scenic addition to any daytrip.

Wings Wildlife Park
137 Winduss Road, Gunns Plains. Something for all the family, with Nans tea-room, wildlife exhibits (includes the Tasmanian devil), trout dispaly and animal nursery. Get close to tasmanian snakes, lizards and frogs at the Reptile Centre - home to freshwater crocodiles and the rare Golden Tiger Snake. Open 10am to 4pm daily.

Winterbrook Falls and Black Bluff
Smiths Plains Road, Nietta. Bushwalk through dense rainforest, comprising King Billy pines over 2,000 years old to Winterbrook Falls, cascading 200m off Black Bluff to the rainforest below. The falls are spectacular after heavy rain and when snows are melting, but are hardly visible during hot summer weather. This does not reduce their appeal, as the walking is attractive all year round. The return walk, with lunch stop, takes between four and five hours.

Discover The Leven
Come aboard our cute little vessel Jus' Leven and experience the wilderness of the upper Leven River in Ulverstone Tasmania. The famous mirrored reflections of the Leven River due to the tea coloured water may be revealed during the cruise. These beautiful reflections have been admired and photographed for over 100 years. Tours are dependent on tide times and bookings are essential. Book directly with Kim on 0400 130 258.

Local Events

Hobbies Collectables and Crafts Expo
from 24 January, 2009 to 24 January, 2009
Held on the second-last weekend in January. Located in the Gawler room of the Civic Centre, Patrick Street, Ulverstone the expo is open from 9am to 4pm. Features hobbie displays, trade tables with craft and collectables. Morning and afternoon teas available.

Ulverstone Rodeo
from 31 January, 2009 to 31 January, 2009
Held on the last Saturday in January. Includes professional womens barrell race, breakaway roping, saddle and bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling and team roping.

Festival in the Park
from 22 February, 2009 to 22 February, 2009
Held on the last Sunday in February. Located at Anzac Park, Ulverstone, the festival runs from 11am to 6pm. Enjoy entertainment, water activities, live bands, good food, wine, local crafts and much more.

Forth Valley Blues Festival
from 14 March, 2009 to 14 March, 2009
Held on a Saturday in mid-March. Located at the Forth recreation ground, with entertainment from 1pm to 1am. Lots of great blues and roots bands. Bike show and stalls, hot food and bar facilities.

Doll, Bear and Miniatures Extravaganza
from 25 July, 2009 to 26 July, 2009
Held on the last weekend in July. Located at the Ulverstone Rowing Club, Kings Parade and open from 10am to 4pm. Features dolls of all shapes and sizes, toys, bears, miniatures, old lace, wooden toys, doll-houses and much more.

North West Woodcraft Guild Annual Exhibition and Sale
from 10 October, 2008 to 11 October, 2008
Held on the second weekend in October at the Ulverstone Rowing Club, Kings Parade and open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturday, and 9.30am to 4.30pm Sunday. Includes woodcraft demonstrations, woodturning, carving, scroll saw, pyrography, spinning, quilting and folk art, bandsaw mill demonstrations and sale of timber, display of "old household items", raffle, morning and afternoon teas, lucky door prize and much more.

Cradle Coast Rotary Art Exhibition
from 09 November, 2008 to 15 November, 2008
Held mid November. Located in the Gawler Room of the Ulverstone Civic Centre, Patrick Street Ulverstone, This week long exhibition is open for public viewing and sales from Saturday through to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm

Ulverstone Show
from 01 November, 2008 to 01 November, 2008
Held on the Saturday of the November Long Weekend at the Showground, Flora Street, Ulverstone, it features livestock judging, dog competitons, horse jumping, home industries, animal nurseries, sideshows and food stalls.

Ulverstone Christmas Parade and Mardi Gras
from 13 December, 2008 to 13 December, 2008
Held on the second Saturday in December in Reiby Street Ulverstone, the festive evening commences with a parade of Christmas floats at 5.30pm and continues with entertainment, food and Santa Clause at Anzac Park.

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