Things to See and Do
Near Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
BIG4 Ulverstone is the perfect place to base yourself to explore north west Tasmania. Located just a short drive from the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Terminal in Devonport, you will find easy access to Cradle Mountain, Penguin and Stanley, Gunns Plains Caves, Wings Wildlife Park and much more!
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
Cradle Coast Community Growers' & Makers' Market
Head down to the Gnomon Pavilion at The Wharf, Ulverstone, every Sunday from 8.30am to 12.30pm for fresh local produce farmed, baked, bottled or dug from the ground.
Leven River Cruises
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. A three-hour cruise, two - hour cruise, five - hour lunch cruise or one - hour bay cruise are options available. Tours are dependent on tide times and bookings are essential. Book directly with Kim on 0400 130 258.
Leven Antiques Centre
23 King Edward Street, Ulverstone - A must for antique lovers! Browse the fantastic selection of fine antiques and collectables – one of the largest ranges available in Tasmania. Open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
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 (excluding Sunday) 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 3.00pm
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 Tasmania's largest market offering over 70 stalls all undercover. Operates every Sunday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. 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 Caves
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 1 hour and are conducted daily at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
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.
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 October to May from 11.00am to 5.00pm - Wednesday to Sunday.
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 the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia. Devil Feeding at 1pm daily. Koala interaction at 11.00am and 2.30pm daily. Cafe on site serving lunches,snacks and refreshments. 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.
Zigzag Garden and Lookout
You can walk the hill from Maud Street and admire the award winning gardens on your way up, to enjoy panoramic views from the top. And if you can't do hills, there is also vehicle access to the lookout from Upper Maud Street.
Pedal Buggies Tasmania
Located at the Beach Hut, just a short walk from the park, the whole family will have fun exploring Fairway Park. Hire single person through to family buggies with baby seats! They are open weekends, public holidays and Tasmanian school holidays all year round.
Cool off over the summer school holidays at the Ulverstone Waterslide! Located just a short walk from the park on Beach Road, all ages are welcome for a slide at a nominal cost.
Three Sisters and Goat Island
Located on the coastal road between Ulverstone and Penguin, you can cross at low tide to a nature reserve, to see Goat Island's marine life and birds. Take a rod and throw a line into the 'fish trap', discover shallow caves, and look for clues to the history of the reserve. Take care to note the tides, so not to get stuck. Nearby, a cluster of small islands known as the Three Sisters are bird sanctuaries.
Home to Leven Regional Arts, this great regional gallery is open to the public and working artists: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10am. Entry by gold coin donation.