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Things to do with the family in Tasmania this summer

Posted: November 22, 2015

Tasmania has heaps of awesome things to do each summer with everything from Kayaking on the Hobart waterfront to going out and seeing the penguins at Low Head. Here are five family friendly tour options to add to the itinerary this summer.

Raft Surfing off clifton beach

What happens when you take a white water raft and put it in the surf? A hell of a lot of fun! King River Rafting are this year adding a new product to their lineup which is perfect for families and a great way to cool off on warm day. Jump into a raft at Clifton Beach near Hobart and ride the waves, no experience is required and lunch and all equipment is included.

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See the penguins at low head

Tasmania has a number of penguin colonies but the rookery at Low Head is by far the largest. If you are there at the right time of day just after dark you can watch the penguins come in from Bass Straight and back to their nests. Tours are run from Launceston five nights a week and take about 3.5 hours so you still have plenty of time to get the kids to bed.

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Canyoning in the Lost World

In addition to the amazing Dove Canyon experience Cradle Mountain Canyons offer a great family friendly alternative called the Lost World that is suited to kids eight and up. This tour is a great way to introduce kids to more adventurous activities and there are also plenty of opportunities to spot local wild life like wombats and pademelons. 

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Boat cruise at Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet National Park is an amazing place to visit and hugely popular all year round. One of the best ways to see the park is on a boat cruise. The cruise takes you to a number of popular spots and gives you the opportunity to spots dolphins and even whales at the right time of year.

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Zipline at Hollybank

Ever wanted to go flying through the trees like a bird? Hollybank have a huge set of ziplines that allow you to go flying through the air at high speed and high off the ground. While this one is probably set aside for the more adventurous it's a lot of fun and a very different way to explore our local bush lands.

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