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Ulverstone is a seaside town in north-west Tasmania, at the mouth of the Leven River.

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Ulverstone is located on the Leven River. It has many nice cafes and boutique shops.

Get in[edit]

Bus services (Metro Tasmania, Mersey Link and Redline) operate in and around Ulverstone and connect to other destinations around the state. However, driving a private car is the easiest and fastest option to travel around Tasmania.

Get around[edit]

New River Leven Bridge.jpg

By foot[edit]

Walking is the best way to get around the town as all of the main areas are within a fifteen-minute walking distance.


  • 1 Leven Canyon (Leven Canyon Regional Reserve).
  • Lillico Beach. See the penguins walk up the beach each evening.
  • Ulverstone History Museum, +61 3 6425 3835, . 1:30PM–4:30PM (subject to volunteer availability, phoning ahead is recommended). A collection of local historical artefacts are displayed.
  • Kaydale Lodge Gardens, 250 Loongana Road, Nietta (30-min drive inland from Ulverstone near Leven Canyon), +61 3 6429 1293. Every day 9AM to sunset. Diverse 3 hectare gardens. Morning and afternoon tea available. $5.


  • 1 Gunns Plains Caves, Gunns Plains Road (Approximately 20 minutes' drive from Ulverstone). Daily tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • Cradle Coast Farmers Market (On the banks of the Leven River). 8:30–12:30 PM Sundays.
  • Tastrofest - Annual science and astronomy festival. Well worth going if you are in the state. Lots of free/cheap, interesting and interactive workshops and talks. Usually runs from the 3rd to the 5th of August.





  • 1 Furner's Hotel, 42 Reibey Street, Ulverstone, +61 3 6425 1488. Federation hotel located in town.
  • The Tickled Trout, Queen Street, Ulverstone, +61 3 6425 6732, . 3-bedroom 1950s house located in a quiet area. There is a full laundry and kitchen.


Go next[edit]

  • Burnie is a 24 minute drive to the west.
  • Devonport is a 15 minute drive to the east.
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