Ulverstone Tourism & Travel
At the mouth of the Leven River, Ulverstone is situated on the North West coast of Tasmania, some 17kms from Devonport, 107kms from Launceston and 275kms from Hobart the capital city of Tasmania. The laid-back coastal town provides a relaxing, beach-goers haven, and a great central base to explore the surrounding area. Beautiful vast parklands, some of the best beaches in Tasmania, a plenitude of events and breathtaking natural attractions in the nearby vicinity are just some of the delights that Ulverstone has to offer. In the municipality of the Central Coast Council, Ulverstone has a population of 9,760 souls.
The Ulverstone town centre is comprised of delightful spacious parklands with great cycle and walking paths, and intriguing war memorials such as the 1953-built clock shaped Shrine of Remembrance. Visitors can take a step back in time at the Ulverstone Local History Museum, displaying the towns history through interesting memorabilia and an extensive photographic collection. Ulverstone is also renowned for its wide range of antiques and collectables.
Some of Tasmanias best swimming beaches are located in Ulverstone. Long, sandy beaches are found to the east and west of town such as Buttons Beach and Picnic Point. Beach fishing is a popular pastime, particularly at Turners Beach just east of Ulverstone.
Besides holding a popular market every fortnight, the event-rich Ulverstone also holds the Hobbies and Craft expo, Festival in the Park, Twilight Rodeo, Carnival of the Grasshopper, Forth Valley Blues Festival, Doll, Bear and Miniature Extravaganza, NW Woodcraft Exhibition, Cradle Coast Rotary Art Exhibition, Ulverstone Agricultural Show, and the Christmas Mardi Gras.
Ulverstone - Near by
The sky platform at the nearby Leven Canyon provides spectacular views down the gorge and over the Leven River. Some 25kms southwest of Ulverstone, visitors can explore Gunns Plains Caves, taking in an intriguing glow worm display. The nearby Wings Wildlife Park features fascinating animal exhibits, and the charming Leven Valley Vineyard showcases wood-turning, pottery and prints by local artists and artisans.
Close by, the Dial Range Walks offers many great walking tracks, including one up towards the summit of Mt Montgomery for spectacular views. Other day walks near Ulverstone lead to beautiful waterfalls such as Winterbrook Falls and the towering Black Bluff.
Ulverstone was settled in 1840 and grew quickly once the railway line reached the town in 1890. In the early days, during the gold rush in Victoria, timber getters frequented the district in order to supply the markets in Melbourne. Reliable rainfall and high quality soil also prompted many agricultural pursuits, especially potato farming.
Today, Ulverstones economy is supported by agriculture and tourism. Inland are several small farming communities, many breeding dairy and beef cattle.