It’s all action at the Hollybank Treetops Adventure in Underwood, where zipline tours and ropes courses will have adventurous little legs (and longer legs) swinging through the forest canopy, balancing on wobbly bridges and crawling through nets. The grounded among us can motor around Hollybank Forest on a Segway, or simply enjoy some down time wandering through the beautiful old growth forest.
From here, it’s a 50-minute drive to Beauty Point in the Tamar Valley. In town, Seahorse World is ostensibly dedicated to seahorse breeding and education – you can hold a mini seahorse in the palm of your hand, if you wish – but it’s also a good spot to meet some of Tasmania’s other kooky ocean dwellers, including giant crabs, cowfish and Port Jackson sharks.
Then it’s off to the wildlife wonderland of Narawntapu National Park, a ‘miniature Serengeti’ on the coast, where native animals are virtually everywhere you look. Watch birds from a hide and spot wallabies, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils, which wander onto the grasslands in the evening. In the unlikely event that you’re having trouble seeing any wildlife, head to the park’s visitor centre at Springlawn – it’s got some great interactive resources.
Overnight at Beauty Point.
Seahorse World (Photo: Eugene Hyland)