Ulverstone is a picturesque seaside town on Tasmania's north coast and is especially popular during summer when the parks and beaches become a hub of activity.
Located about 15 minutes' west of Devonport at the mouth of the Leven River it is the ideal destination for families or groups of friends to spend time relaxing and enjoying outdoor activities over the festive season.
With lifesaver patrols on the beach, a waterslide and designated picnic areas Ulverstone is well-equipped for visitors of all ages.
You can stroll along the waterfront enjoying the fresh coastal air or hire a bicycle and weave your way through the beautiful parklands – either way you are likely to become lost in the charming atmosphere of this delightful region.
Along Shopshire Park's footpath you will notice inscriptions that recount Royal Australian Navy history, while the War Memorial clock at Ulverstone's entrance is one of the town's most notable features.
A journey inland reveals the Gunn Plains Caves, where you can take a tour of these fascinating limestone grottos and the underground creek that runs through them.
It is sometimes possible to spot lobsters and other wildlife as you walk.
For a guaranteed up-close-and-personal meeting with a wide range of animals you might also wish to visit Wings Wildlife Park, just a short drive away.
Leven Canyon offers incredible views down a 400-metre gorge, while bushwalkers will be rewarded with the discovery of several spectacular waterfalls.
If all this activity is still not enough to fill your time, why not head down the Bass Highway to see a majestic penguin colony at Lillico Beach. At night you can even witness these fascinating creatures scampering up the beach.