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Things to do in Hobart with kids

Hobart is Tasmania’s very historic and very scenic capital city.

It’s the perfect place for kids to immerse themselves in culture, and of course, the great outdoors! Naturally, there are a few surprises along the way!

Tasmania is an island, so naturally there is a maritime history! Just as well there is the Maritime Museum of Tasmania where kids to explore the fascinating stories of the past! 

Hobart itself is an incredibly historic town, and there is so much history to uncover you won’t be short of places to explore! The very spooky Penitintiary can even lead to some fun ghost tours, or spend the day exploring Battery Point with original buildings from over a century ago!

Art fans will just love the Museum of Old and New Art, and those sweet toothed family members will LOVE sinking their teeth into the Cadbury Chocolate Factory! (Don’t eat too many samples at once!)

From animals at Bonorong Animal Sanctuary, the relaxing State Cinema, to the challenging Mount Wellington, Hobart really has something for everyone in the family! 

A family-friendly island filled with family-friendly history, culture and FUN!

Bruise-less, mess-less combat games played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arenas: with friends, against family, or everybody versus everybody!

Take the kids through a maritime journey where they can explore the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians, and the strong maritime heritage of the islands. They can also enjoy the informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early Eur....

Outdoor family skating experience on cutting edge Super-Glide synthetic ice. They also offer free use of their Penguin skating aids.

Gardens adventures in these beautiful botanical gardens, with colorful collections, and fun attractions for the kids. Green fun in Hobart!

One of Australia's most significant historic sites relating to female convicts. A look through history at this unique prison in Tasmania.

Indoor and outdoor 18 hole putting courses where the whole family can play. Kids will love the fun and tasteful little obstacles and challenges along the way!

Woodys Skate offers fun skating sessions for the family, including toddler rides, as well as a fun play structure for indoor play!

Fun ice skating in Tasmania with public skating sessions, lessons, figure skating, ice hockey, parties & more!

Landscaped outdoor 18 hole mini golf within a resort, welcomes day visits too.

A fun and colourful multi-level fully padded indoor play centre for kids with a 2 lane astro slide, superslide, flying fox, crawl tubes and large ball pit, plus a separate fully enclosed toddler soft zone. Phew, that's a lot to fun to be had!

An exciting hands-on wildlife park in Richmond, Tasmania with a large range of native, agricultural and exotic animals including Bengal tigers and rare white African lions!

Have a healthy active stomp around two individual mazes with challenges.

This multi award winning authentic model village has been reconstructed from original plans and it gives a unique glimpse into the tough life of Australia’s convict past.

Explore a sanctuary just for the wildlife of Tasmania, where kids can have some truly special wildlife encounters close to Hobart!

Discover one of the oldest private conservation areas and in Tasmania, featuring a beautiful wildlife sanctuary

An incredible experience among the ruins of Tasmania's first operational mine, with FREE entry!

An unforgettable experience in one of the most historically important convict sites in Tasmania. 2 day admission with tours, prisons, and nature.

Discover a whole new kind of Port Arthur residents by lantern light as you take on these fascinating and spooky ghost tours!

Incredible natural experiences, from thermal springs to rich forests and the Newdegate Cave.

This stunning Tasmanian National Park is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Beach strolls, swimming, wildlife spotting, snorkelling, super fun rock pools and diving are all waiting for you!

Fun laser games offering bruise-less, mess-less combat fun played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arena

Extensive fine, colonial and decorative arts collections to explore with the family, within a 120 old building. Free guided tours.

Get out into the Tasmanian nature with walking and hiking trails, the WORLD longest single span chairlift, tons of wildlife, a swimming pool, beautiful gardens and panoramic lookouts with incredible views. Phew!

Spooky yet fascinating 90 minute tours that will introduce you to Launceston's OTHER residents....BOO!

Offering several tours suitable for families from 50 mins to 2.5hrs in length, from a multi award winning silent running 1890s vessel.

Kids who love engines, cars and motorbikes will have a great time with four sensational theme displays, as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles.

Social and Natural Science history collections, plus interactive science play zone, planetarium and more.

Kids Paradise is a unique indoor play experience for kids AND adults with pirate ships, crazy mirrors, under 5s zone and cafe too!

Animal-tastic fun with 900 acres of private native bushland which is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in Tasmania! Only 18km from Launceston.

Go back in time to where men laboured through treacherous landscapes to forge a railway link between mining towns. Kids will be thrilled as it climbs through sheer sided rainforested gorges.

Families fly or glide across the treetops in this award winning treetops adventure forest experience, offering ziplines, segways & more!

Scenic river trip with informative historical commentary and buffet lunch.

Hillwood Strawberry Farm is a great indoor and outdoor play areas with multi level climbing mazes, slides and other classic features.

a uniquely beautiful day trip with ten rooms of outstanding wildlife photography inherently appealing to children plus multimedia displays.

Seahorse World gives kids and their families a unique educational tour experience through their fascinating aquarium dedicated to the breeding, education and conservation of the seahorse!

Indoor climbing, laser tag, interactive Imaginarium science lab, and big indoor play area.

Home to a significant collection of vintage motors including one of two Model A Fords in existence. Plus local and national art and a visitor centre.

Beautiful island fun with fishing, beaches, cruises, snorkelling and amazing marine wildlife! Flinders Islands are a unique destination just a short flight from Melbourne of Launceston. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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