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Things to do in Launceston with kids

Launceston is such a charming, sweet and fun place to visit with kids. It’s a beautiful city, and of course, there are so many FUN things to do with kids!

Tasmania is known for it’s beautiful nature, so it’s only fitting that kids get out and enjoy some of nature nearby, such as Cataract Gorge, with the WORLD’S longest single span chairlift, and a host of wildlife!

Immerse the kids in culture at the range of museums and galleries in the city, including the Queen Victoria Art Gallery and Museum, and the vroom vroom car filled National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

A great way to see the area, especially with kids, are tours.  From the relaxing Tamar River Cruises on a historic 1890’s vessel, to the spooooky Launceston Ghost Tours (boo!), the friendly tour guides and narrations will help kids learn about the history and the city.

We can’t forget those animals at Launceston Zoo either! They love making new friends!

So even if it’s raining, don’t you worry, come hail or shine you will find something for kids!

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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.

Scenic river trip with informative historical commentary and buffet lunch.

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

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

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

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

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