Gran and child playing peek a boo at the park
Experiences

Your top Tassie parks

Need a new place to play? We asked you for your favourite playgrounds around the state and here's what you told us.

Tassie is well known for being a great place to explore. Even if you’re a local who has lived here for many years, there’s always more to see. We asked you to share your favourite playgrounds with us and here they are: the people's choice, top five parks. With school holidays here, it's the perfect time to discover a new place to play.

 

Riverbend Park, Launceston

Riverbend Park is a new all-abilities park transformed from a former industrial precinct. It's divided into four zones: The River Play area, Gorge Play area, Wild Core area and Urban Plaza. The park's largest attractions are the Sky Walk and 'confluence net', two of the largest pieces of play equipment in Australia.

Climbing around at Riverbend Park.
The Sky Walk stands at 12 metres tall making it one of the tallest in Australia.

Simmons Park, Lindisfarne

Situated on the Esplanade in Lindisfarne is Simmons Park. The park has equipment for all ages and abilities. You'll find swings, carousels, a trampoline and a giant climbing pyramid. There's also fitness equipment and great walking tracks near by.

Playing on the net swing at Simmons Park.

Kingston Park, Kingston

The brand new Kingston Park is nestled at the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington with views to the mountain and a direct connection to Whitewater Creek. It's located on the former site of the Kingston High School. The playground draws on the natural environment and boasts nine play areas suited to all ages and abilities. 

Aerial view of new Kingston Park Playground. Phase two development will begin later in 2021.
Water play
getting wet is the best.
Making some noise.
Coming down the side
Out of this world play time

Dru Point Park, Margate

Perfect for families, dog owners, picnickers or anyone who likes a pretty place to take a walk is Dru Point Bicentennial Park in Margate. The large park has multiple play areas including a dog park and fenced playground for the little ones. As it's located next to water, there's also some great tracks and more fun to be had on the point.

Navigating through the tunnels.
Hanging out in the train.

Bellerive Beach Park, Bellerive

Situated between Bellerive Beach and Bellerive Oval is Bellerive Beach Park. You'll find play equipment suited to all ages and abilities, walking and bike tracks, BBQ and fitness areas. Also, across the road is a great place for fish and chips. 

Sliding into the park
Digging in the sandpit
Rolling over logs

Tasmania has too many world-class locations to call out each one, however honourable mentions went to Oatlands, Sandy Bay Beach, Longford and Orford. 

Places to picnic

When polled for the best picnic spots recently, these locations came out on top. Perhaps they'll also inspire some adventurous travels.

  • Mt. Field National Park

  • Bridport

  • Boat Harbour

  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

  • Fortescue Bay

  • Port Arthur