Clarence – The city of Clarence on Hobart’s eastern shore has some great places to visit and things to do for families. Clarence boasts a fantastic network of tracks, trails and beaches for easy walking and cycling with stunning views over the Derwent Estuary and Mount Wellington. There are helpful signs along the way with information about the history of the area. The Tangara Trail is also suitable for horse-riding. So many kids’ activities!
Bellerive Village is the natural starting point for easy family walks. The kids will love the Bellerive Bluff Fort with its enormous 19th century cannons. Follow this up with fish and chips and fun in the playground near Bellerive Beach. Shred it up at the new Kangaroo Bay Skate Park. The park was designed by a local designer with significant input by the local skating fraternity. It includes an international standard competition street course and bowl. Rosny Farm is a unique cultural centre in Clarence. The 1815 barn and farm house are a great insight into how families lived in early Australia. There are also great exhibitions to see in the old Schoolhouse and school holiday programs. Rosny Farm is open to the public on Wednesdays to Sundays 11-5.
Step back in time and visit Richmond, a historic village nestled in the Coal Valley.
Richmond has the oldest stone bridge built in 1823 which is a must to have a walk across and look at the craftsmanship that it took to make. The Gaol gives the kids the opportunity to see firsthand what life was like for the convicts who came to Australia all those years ago. Old Hobart Town gives you a feel for what Hobart used to be like in an amazing model village. There are lots of old fashioned shops and cafes around and an amazing lolly shop which the kids will be sure to love visiting!
Clarence has so many things to do for families and kids activities, you are sure to find yourself coming back for more and more.