If you're a little unsure about how to entertain the kids this holiday season, we've got the perfect list for you. See below for a list of free and paid activities and events to keep them and yourself occupied.

Keep in mind that the school holidays are also a time when there are increases in traffic congestion due to families travelling around or getting out and about. Be careful when you're out on the roads, stay up to date with traffic incidents at the TAS Road Closures and Delay website, and remember to factor in potential traffic delays if you're travelling.

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Activities with free admission

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

General admission is free however additional tickets may be required for special exhibitions and events.

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Museum of Old and New Art

General admission is free however the Museum requires a deposit which is refundable or can be donated.

Open Friday - Monday - 10am - 5pm

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

General admission is free however additional fees apply for tours or special events.

Open Daily 8am - 5pm

  • Explore the many living Garden collections:

    • Community Food Garden

    • Tasmanian Collection

    • Sub Antarctic

    • Japanese Garden

    • Cactus/Succulents

    • Herb Garden

    • Palm Collection


Activities with paid admission

Pennicott Wilderness Journey

Dates available on website.

  • Bruny Island Cruises

  • Bruny Island Traveller

  • Fluted Cape Walk

  • Port Arthur Bus Service

  • Iron Pot Cruises

  • Tasman Island Cruises

  • Tasmanian Seafood Seduction tour

  • Wineglass bay cruises

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open daily - 9am - 5pm

  • Daily tours include:

    • Meeting the Wombats, devils and koalas

  • Short animal encounters:

    • Tawny Frogmouth

    • Wombat

    • Ringtail possum

    • Echidna

  • 2.5 hour feeding frenzy

    • Feeding the Eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths, ringtail possum and Tasmanian devils.

Hobart Convict Penitentiary

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 3pm

  • Visit and explore the stories of crime and punishment in Van Diemen's Land

Pooseum

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open Wednesday - Sunday - 10am - 4pm

  • Explore the unusual yet serious and scientific side of poo.

  • Learning about the digestive systems of carnivore, herbivores and omnivores.

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open Daily - 9am - 5pm

  • Devil Tracker tours

  • Meet the tasmanian devils and the projects behind preservation

Mount Field National Park

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open 24 hours

Tasmania Zoo

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Penny Royal Adventure Park

General admission tickets are required for entry, additional tickets may be required for some activities.

Open Wednesday - Sunday - 9:30am - 4pm

  • Cliff Walks

  • Rock Climbing

  • Zip-lining

  • Boat Rides

  • Panning for gold tours

  • Ghost tours


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