Central Coast Council

Fun for the whole family – It’s in our Nature!
Tasmania’s Central Coast – Ulverstone, Penguin, Gunns Plains.

Situated near the mouth of the Leven River is the seaside town of Ulverstone. With plenty of places to stay, Ulverstone is a great place to base yourself to explore the region. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle with great coffee and produce available from local cafes. Galleries and craft stores feature the work of local artisans, and there are treasures to be found in the antique stores, second-hand and opportunity shops.

A family trip to Ulverstone is incomplete without a visit to the giant waterslide. The Ulverstone Waterslide has approximately 60m of fibreglass chute ending in a warm pool and is open during the summer school holidays.

Penguin is a beachside township divided from the hinterlands by the mountainous southern forests of the Dial Range. The charming seaside town was named after the occupants of the penguin rookeries in the area. Penguin’s attractions range from beautiful parks, gardens and markets through to mountain ranges and reserves and feature what is believed to be the largest penguin in the world.

Leven Canyon: 
Take the magnificent journey through the Leven Canyon Nature Reserve, only 45 minutes drive from Ulverstone’s tranquil beaches and coastal parklands. The 2,500ha Leven Canyon Reserve forms part of the Penguin to Cradle Trail. Peer over the edge of a dramatic canyon with the
Leven River twisting and roaring 275 metres below and hear nature’s wild call!

The nearby Gunns Plains Caves are not to be missed, with some of the largest limestone formations in the southern hemisphere. The caves are well lit and concrete paths ensure easy access for the young and not-so-young.

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19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone TAS, Australia

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