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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens