CRADLE COAST FARMERS MARKET
Gnomon Pavilion, The Wharf, Ulverstone. 8.30am to 12.30pm. Every Sunday.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://cradlecoastfarmersmarket.weebly.com/about.html or https://www.facebook.com/#!/CradleCoastFarmersMarket.
LEVEN RIVER CRUISES
Cruises depart from public pontoon, Tasma Parade, Ulverstone - Enjoy a 7km cruise upstream taking in spectacular scenery, bird life and platypus. Be treated to a flora and fauna guided tour and then wine and dine on the banks of the beautiful Leven River.
A three-hour cruise, two - hour cruise, five - hour lunch cruise or one - hour bay cruise are options available. Phone 03 6425 2839, 0400 130 258 or email email@example.com or visit www.levenrivercruises.com.au.
MOTTON TERRACES VINEYARD & WINES
119 Purtons Road, North Motton – The vines were planted in 1990 and the rows run across the hillside in terraces. Focussed on producing premium quality grapes and wine made with a minimum of interference, they specialise in a dry style of wine but do occasionally make a sweeter wine. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm for tastings and sales. Other times by appointment. Phone 03 6425 2317, visit mottonterraces.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKS AND MAIN BEACH
Dial Street and Beach Road, Ulverstone - Picnic or barbecue in the extensive parklands adjacent Ulverstone's main beach, a popular setting for family outings.
PARKS AND WAR MEMORIALS
Leven River frontage, Ulverstone - Beautiful memorial parklands and gardens bordering the river provide picnic and barbecue areas, walking paths and children’s play areas.
PETE JERMY ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS & SECONDHAND BOOKS
48 Victoria Street, Ulverstone - Old books from the 16th through to the 19th Century, together with modern publications, can be bought or sold. Paperbacks, old postcards, cigarette cards, comics, magazines, ephemera and other printed materials on offer. Open Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Some Saturdays 10.30am to 2.30pm. Phone 03 6425 6299.
The Remembrance Pathway is part of the Coastal Pathway linking Ulverstone and Turners Beach and provides a link between the key memorials parks including ANZAC, Shropshire, Tobruk and Air Force parks. It's a well-kept secret that Ulverstone is home to Australia's largest naval memorial park. Shropshire Park was initially built to remember the crew of HMAS Shropshire, a cruiser given to the Australian Navy to replace the HMAS Canberra after this ship was destroyed in action off Savo Island, in the Solomons in August 1942.
The park was constructed in 1982 initially to honour only the Shropshire; however, it is now a memorial home to over a hundred naval ships with accounts of their histories. It features a memorial to the Canberra as well as HMAS Australia and the 7th Australian Destroyer Fleet.
The development of many of these parks was originally due to the efforts of Bob Boyd, the Councils Parks Supervisor at the time, who served in the RAN during World War II.
THREE SISTERS - GOAT ISLAND NATURE RESERVE
Penguin Road, Ulverstone - The small off-shore islands comprising the Three Sisters are sanctuaries to a variety of bird life. Goat Island, to their east, is accessible at low tide – but take care not to get stranded. Fish, explore or just observe the bird and marine life.
ULVERSTONE HISTORY MUSEUM
50 Main Street, Ulverstone - Step back in time and wander through a comprehensive display of artefacts, manuscripts, tools and photographs depicting the life of local pioneers. Open daily Monday to Saturday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Phone 03 6425 3835.
ULVERSTONE MINIATURE RAILWAY
Maskells Road, Ulverstone - Ride the only model railway in Tasmania with three separate track gauges and three separate track layouts. Located 2km east of Ulverstone, it operates on the first and third Sunday of the month from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Phone 03 6428 3569 or 03 6437 1152.
ULVERSTONE PEDAL BUGGIES TASMANIA HIRE & SALE
The Beach Hut, 2 Beach Road, Ulverstone - Fun and entertaining for all ages, pedal buggies are easy to ride. Hire single person buggies to family buggies, with baby seats and trailers that can be added. Open weekends, school holidays and most public holidays from 10.00am to 4.30pm or by appointment. Phone 0437 242 535 email email@example.com
Beach Road, Ulverstone - Approximately 60m of fibreglass chute ending in a warm pool. Open during the summer school holidays. Private bookings available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 6425 6252.
UNDER THE OAK
2/39 Reibey Street, Ulverstone - Take home a little piece of 'Tassie' and its people, with an item that has been made with love and care. Open Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 4.30pm and Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm. Closed on public holidays.
Email email@example.com phone 03 6425 7066, or visit www.undertheoak.com.au
WOODCRAFT GALLERY & WORKSHOP
109 Reibey Street, Ulverstone - The North West Woodcraft Guild welcomes visitors to its gallery which houses quality woodwork displays by local craftsmen. Woodwork demonstrations, sales and private tutoring available. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Phone 03 6425 7119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZIGZAG GARDEN AND LOOKOUT
Maud to Upper Maud Streets, Ulverstone - Admire the beautiful, award-winning gardens lining the hillside zigzag walk and the panoramic views from the top.
HISCUTT PARK & DUTCH WINDMILL
Crescent Street, Penguin - Just minutes from the town centre, the park is an ideal family spot, with barbecue facilities and large playground. A lake and flower garden featuring tulip displays in spring complement the windmill built by Dutch migrants.
PENGUIN CREEK GALLERY
36-42 Main Street, Penguin, phone 0488 048 091 - Situated at the entrance to the quaint, little seaside town of Penguin the Penguin Creek Gallery offers a wide range of art in various mediums from paintings, photography and ceramics to sculpture, wood work and textiles. We showcase renowned Tasmanian creatives and internationally established artists alongside undiscovered, emerging talent. We also have a cafe onsite, offering coffee and cake.
Open Monday, Thursday and Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
PENGUIN GENERAL CEMETERY
Located along Main Street a kilometre west of the Post Office, up through the traffic lights. Our cemetery was heritage-listed in 2007. At rest here are Bounty immigrants of the 1850s, returned soldiers from as far back as the Boer War, many of Penguin’s former notables, as well as the odd ex-convict. Opened in the 1860s, it closed in 1977 some eighteen hundred burials later, leaving behind many a mystery.
A treasure-trove of history, information and lives gone awaits the curious, with much research readily available:
PENGUIN HERITAGE TRAIL
Our little town is a treasure-trove of history and mystery and well worth the stroll. Every nook and cranny hides its story, yet we have stories galore. And where will our stories take you?
Let’s start with our first Motor Garage where renowned inventor Goachem Swain Richardson designed and built Australia’s first cycle pedal flying machine, in 1908, the first successful flight in Australia.
Our roadside gardens are considered to be the oldest and most substantial example of a Tasmanian ornamental community garden. Our Library with its clock tower is one of only two memorial libraries in Tasmania. Our Silver mine was the first Tasmanian mine to attract significant mainland investment starting much of Tasmania’s mining boom. As to our railway station – there one minute, gone the next, then back again.
The Uniting Church’s distinctive key-hole stained glass windows are unique. And check out St Stephen’s eastern three lancet windows.
And what about our much-honoured 1915 John Doe in the Penguin General Cemetery with its stunning views over Bass Strait.
These are just the entre; welcome to our heritage trail. And enjoy unravelling our history.
Cnr King Edward &Arnold Street, Penguin - Penguin Market is northern Tasmania’s largest market offering over 70 stalls, all under cover. Quality product lines include fine Tasmanian woodwork, jewellery, fashion, giftware, hand-made craft and home wares, as well as fresh produce. Try the food court.
Operates every Sunday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Phone 0400 903 031.
PENGUIN MINIATURE RAILWAY
Johnsons Beach Road (off Main Road), Penguin - Operates every second and fourth Sunday from 11am to 3pm weather permitting. Available for group bookings. Phone 03 6437 2786, 0432 548 157. We are currently seeking new drivers.
PENGUIN MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
Ironcliffe Road, Penguin - Located just 2km from the township of Penguin on the North West Coast of Tasmania. The park features more than 6km of XC single trail and mouth watering man made features in the centre of the old speedway featuring jumps, wall rides and a smaller skills park. The park is suitable for riders of all levels and is an ideal area to progress from a fresh beginner to a more seasoned rider. Visit www.ccmbc.com.au/where-to-ride/
Main Road, Penguin - A mass of colour in spring, this seaside garden bordering the eastern entrance to the town follows the road and rail route for approximately one kilometre.
THE BIG PENGUIN
Esplanade, Penguin - The Big Penguin, standing a proud 3m tall on the foreshore, was erected to commemorate the town's centenary in 1975. It has become one of the most photographed landmarks in Tasmania.
ZEN HOUSE STUDIO – BUDDHIST ARTS & CRAFTS
100 Main Road, Penguin – Chaplaincy sessions, group sessions, classes and retreats to anyone interested in the teaching of Buddha open Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm. Mon-Thurs 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Braddons Lookout Road, Leith - 10km east of Ulverstone, the lookout has stunning views of the coastline, Forth valley and beyond.
CRADLE COAST OLIVES
Located at 574 Castra Road, Abbotsham, 8kms south of Ulverstone en route to Leven Canyon. Taste Australia's premier extra virgin olive oil and view the pressing room and well tended grove. Phone 03 6425 3449 or visit www.cradlecoastolives.com.au.
Ironcliffe Road, Penguin - This chain of mountains and valleys was given its name because the silhouette of one of its summits, the Gnomon, resembles an ancient sun-dial. The Range has more than 50km of trail, with opportunities for short walks or longer treks, depending on bushwalking experience.
Short walks include Ferndene (30 mins return), Tall Trees (45 mins), Mount Montgomery (2 hrs), Leven River (40-60 mins) and Mount Gnomon (2 hrs). For more information, purchase a Dial Range Recreation and Management Map from a local visitor information centre, or write to the North West Walking Club, PO Box 107, Ulverstone.
GUNNS PLAINS CAVE
Gunns Plains Road, Gunns Plains - One of the best examples of its type in Tasmania, the cave is home to some of the largest limestone shawl formations in the Southern Hemisphere and features an underground stream and glow-worm display. Guided tours take approx. 1 hour and are conducted daily at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Phone 03 6429 1388, visit www.gunnsplainscaves.com.au.
250 Loongana Road, Nietta - Two hectares of garden present a visual delight, with 30,000 daffodils at bloom in spring, summer displays of peonies and foxgloves, and an autumn show of maples. Approx. 30 minutes drive from Ulverstone, visit for the day and enjoy the friendly hospitality. Phone 03 6429 1293.
Loongana Road, Loongana - A spectacular 250m deep ravine 41km south of Ulverstone, the Leven Canyon is a must-see for any visitor. From a well-equipped picnic area, follow the rainforest walk to the cliff-face viewing platform and marvel at the breathtaking scenery.
MOTTON TERRACES VINEYARD & WINES
Located at 119 Purtons Road, North Motton. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm for tastings and sales. Closed Christmas day and Easter Sunday, other times by appointment.
We specialise in a dry style of wine but do occasionally make a sweeter one. Whatever the style, Motton Terraces wines are always refreshingly crisp in their first year or two, making them an excellent accompaniment to rich or spicy dishes. Phone 03 6425 2317 or visit www.mottonterraces.com.au.
MOUNTAIN VALLEY WILDERNESS HOLIDAYS
1519 Loongana Road, Loongana - Located 45km south of Ulverstone at the base of Black Bluff, Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays offer guided eco-tours of the lost valley, a pristine wilderness of forests, waterfalls and caves. Tours are individual and tailored to visitor's interests and abilities. At the end of the day, relax in the cosy, comfortable log cabins. Phone 03 6429 1394, fax 03 6429 1229, visit www.mountainvalley.com.au.
PENGUIN CRADLE TRAIL
(Experienced Bushwalkers only!) Dial Range, Penguin - The 80km trail heads inland from the coast to the world-famous Cradle Mountain. Some sections make for a pleasant stroll, while others provide a definite bushwalking challenge. The complete walk takes six days, but access roads mean that sections can be done as day or overnight trips. For more information, write to the North West Walking Club, PO Box 107, Ulverstone or visit www.nwwc.org.au.
1399 Pine Road, Riana - Relax in a beautiful rural park complete with all the facilities for an overnight camp as well as playground and barbecue areas. Phone (03) 6437 6137.
Raymond Road, Gunns Plains - For locals and visitors alike, the falls are a popular scenic addition to any day trip.
Wilmot Road, Forth - Driving range located 2km from Forth. Practice your golf and win prizes for hitting targets.
Open public holidays and weekends from 10am., other times by appointment. Phone 0408 695 330, visit www.targetgolf.com.au.
TURNERS BEACH BERRY PATCH
Blackburn Drive, Turners Beach, 03 6428 3967 - Pick your own strawberries or raspberries or pre-picked available or enjoy a zesty berry ice-cream. Cafe now open serving , lunches, morning and afternoon teas, all home-made by our chef. Gluten free options available. Freshly ground coffee. Indoor/outdoor area for dining. Open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily from October to May. Closed public holidays.
TURNERS BEACH TWILIGHT MARKET
Esplanade, Turners Beach – Features local produce and artisans with a community focus. Held the last Sunday of every month from 4.00pm. Phone 0478 260 315, mobile 0438 849 967 or email email@example.com.
WING'S WILDLIFE PARK
137 Winduss Road, Gunns Plains - We have the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia. Devil Feeding at 1pm daily. Koala interaction at 11.00am and 2.30pm daily. Cafe on site serving lunches,snacks and refreshments. Gift shop for all your treasured souvenirs. Accommodation and camping also available, SO .... COME FOR THE DAY OR COME TO STAY. Open 7 days 10.00am - 4.00pm (closed Christmas Day). Phone 03 6429 1151. www.wingswildlife.com.au.
WINTERBROOK FALLS AND BLACK BLUFF
Smiths Plains Road, Nietta - Bushwalk through dense rainforest, comprising King Billy pines over 2000 years old, to Winterbrook Falls cascading 200m off Black Bluff to the rainforest below. The falls are spectacular after heavy rain and when snows are melting, but are hardly visible during hot summer weather. This does not reduce their appeal, as the walking is attractive all year round. The return walk, with lunch stop, takes between four and five hours.
AUSTRALIAN WILD HARVEST
Enjoy Gourmet Food Tours of the North West region offering a “Paddock to Plate” experience.
Your tour will visit local food producers, culminating in a lunch which incorporates some produce from the farms visited. Phone 0411 785 412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE HIRE AT DRAGONFLY CLASSICS
Ride a classic Honda or BMW motorcycle on some of the best touring roads in the world. We can arrange to meet you and pair you with a bike from a day to a week or more. Hire and day tours. Phone 0438 750 455 visit www.dragonflyclassics.com.au
Enjoy boutique tours of the Central Coast area and North-West region. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation and escort you around some the very best attractions this scenic part of Tasmania has to offer. Phone 03 6425 5854 or mobile 0407 335 925.
Dooley's Track was originally carved out by the surveyor James Dooley in the 1850s. The track was built to provide a supply route for packhorses servicing the mining interests along the river and through to Gads Hill. Follow in the footsteps of these pioneers and explore the wonderful riparian environment along the Wilmot River.
Dooley's Track leaves the Alma Reserve along Jamiesons Road. Note: Access to State Forest is via the Crown Road Reserve, which passes through private land. Please ensure that the privacy of landholders is respected and keep to the walking track as marked.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash whilst passing through private property.
MURRAY’S DAY OUT
A unique Tasmanian experience – enjoy a few hours of fishing, shopping, scenic driving or whatever takes your fancy. Door-to-door pick up (from major centres).
Phone 03 6424 5250 or 0427 252 439 or email email@example.com.