Dramatic and inspiring
Come to the edge of a 250 m ravine that's part of a wildlife corridor from the coast to Cradle Mountain. The views from the lookout above the canyon are inspiring. The ground shakes at the base when the Leven River thunders through in flood. See just how much force mother nature's needed to carve the canyon, on a canyon floor walk.
Peaceful and easygoing
Take a peaceful forest walk in the reserve, stroll through towering manferns, or enjoy an easygoing picnic or barbecue. Leven Canyon is off Loongana Rd, about 25 minutes' drive from Ulverstone.
Gunns Plains Caves
It's a magical underground world, with glittering glow worms, some of the largest limestone shawls in the southern hemisphere, stalactites, and a subterranean stream.
Tours are conducted daily at 10am, 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
The caves are on Gunns Plains Road about 20 minutes' drive from Ulverstone.
Wing's Wildlife Park
See Tasmanian devils, hand-feed animals in the farmyard playground, or get close - but not too close! - to Tasmanian snakes, lizards and frogs at the reptile centre.
Wings Wildlife Park is 20 minutes' drive from Ulverstone and is on Winduss Rd at Gunns Plains.
Cabin, caravan, campsite and backpacker accommodation is available on-site and other activities include fishing, bushwalking or kayaking.
The little or fairy penguins can be viewed at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. The best season for viewing penguins is the breeding season which usually lasts from September to March. The Lillico Beach Conservation area has a viewing platform about 4 kms east of the Forth River off the Bass Highway.
The Friends of Lillico Penguins provide a free guiding interpretation service throughout breeding season.
The nearby town of Penguin was named after the occupants of these rookeries and it boasts the Big Penguin, one of the most photographed landmarks in Tasmania.