Things to do in Tasmania with kids
Tasmania is often seen as Australia’s best kept secret, which means the Emerald Isle is often overlooked as a destination, yet it can certainly hold it’s own against the other states. Why. Because it too is packed with kids fun!
Did you know that 40% of the state is protected national parks? Most are in easy reaching distance from the cities, such as Freycinet National Park and Cataract Gorge which means you don’t have to drive the kids for hours before reaching the incredible untouched wilderness!
If the kids just love wildlife, they will just love Tasmania! The state has few introduced predators, which means that they have the only remaining critters in some species.
Attractions such as Seahorse World and Tasmania Zoo are great places for kids to learn more and see these little guys up close.
However: Tasmania is like an English teacher. Calm, with fascinating things to learn, but with a hidden fun side.
Whilst the nature and wildlife are amazing and are definite must-dos, attractions such as Launceston City Ghost Tours, Cadburys Schweppes Chocolate Factory and West Coast Wilderness Railway are testament to the fact that you think you might know a place, but it always might just surprise you!
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!
Explore a sanctuary just for the wildlife of Tasmania, where kids can have some truly special wildlife encounters close to Hobart!
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.
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!
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....
Extensive fine, colonial and decorative arts collections to explore with the family, within a 120 old building. Free guided tours.
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.
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.
a uniquely beautiful day trip with ten rooms of outstanding wildlife photography inherently appealing to children plus multimedia displays.
Kids Paradise is a unique indoor play experience for kids AND adults with pirate ships, crazy mirrors, under 5s zone and cafe 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!
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.
Families fly or glide across the treetops in this award winning treetops adventure forest experience, offering ziplines, segways & more!
Fun laser games offering bruise-less, mess-less combat fun played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arena
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!
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!
Incredible natural experiences, from thermal springs to rich forests and the Newdegate Cave.
Gardens adventures in these beautiful botanical gardens, with colorful collections, and fun attractions for the kids. Green fun in Hobart!
Discover one of the oldest private conservation areas and in Tasmania, featuring a beautiful wildlife sanctuary
Spooky yet fascinating 90 minute tours that will introduce you to Launceston's OTHER residents....BOO!
Discover a whole new kind of Port Arthur residents by lantern light as you take on these fascinating and spooky ghost tours!
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.
Scenic river trip with informative historical commentary and buffet lunch.
Offering several tours suitable for families from 50 mins to 2.5hrs in length, from a multi award winning silent running 1890s vessel.
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!
An incredible experience among the ruins of Tasmania's first operational mine, with FREE entry!
One of Australia's most significant historic sites relating to female convicts. A look through history at this unique prison in Tasmania.
An unforgettable experience in one of the most historically important convict sites in Tasmania. 2 day admission with tours, prisons, and nature.
Hillwood Strawberry Farm is a great indoor and outdoor play areas with multi level climbing mazes, slides and other classic features.
Outdoor family skating experience on cutting edge Super-Glide synthetic ice. They also offer free use of their Penguin skating aids.
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!
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.
Indoor climbing, laser tag, interactive Imaginarium science lab, and big indoor play area.
Have a healthy active stomp around two individual mazes with challenges.
Bruise-less, mess-less combat games played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arenas: with friends, against family, or everybody versus everybody!