52 Things To Do Before You Turn 12
From mountain bike tracks, skate parks, walking trails through to flying fox's and pirate ships, there's plenty to explore around Launceston.
The activities shared in 52 Things To Do Before You Turn 12 Around Launceston have been recommended by Launceston's young people and their families. The guide identifies the top activities on offer in Launceston for children aged 12 and under.
Start adventuring your way through the guide and tick-off the activities as you go!
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Camping related tips and resources
Enjoy plenty of low or no-cost camping around Launceston. Some great campsites to include on your camping list include:
To find more campsites around Launceston and the State use the resources below:
Find your favourite playground and park
Find parks, gardens and all abilities playgrounds in and around our city.
Use the links below to find more:
Image: Nick Hanson
Grab your bike
Explore Launceston and surrounds by mountain bike trails, bike or trike paths, rail trails, pump tracks.
Mountain Biking around Launceston
Mountain Biking near Launceston - Trail information
Tamar Bicycles Users Group - City Bike Trails Map
Rail Trails Australia
Skate or scooter
Walking and hiking trails
Visiting local parks and trails is a great low-cost activity, and it's an enjoyable way to keep active!
Plan a hike with friends and family, or try something new such as orienteering.
Some favourites spots around Launceston include:
Other places to get started:
Outings to swim, paddle, water play or visit the beach
More tips for discovering something new to do
Join a community garden, try a new physical activity, get involved in a theatre production or keep an eye out for an upcoming park run.
- Grow or Pick Fruit, Berries or Vegies to Eat:
Find a Community Garden
Australia U-Pick Farms | Tasmania
Fruit Growers Tasmania |Seasonal Guide
- Learn new dance moves online:
Start with the: moonwalk, running man, cha-cha-slide, finesse walk, swag dance or electric-slide
- Research how to take great photos on a phone and become a star photographer! These are some great locations to practice:
Fraser Street Reserve - City of Launceston
Hollybank | Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania
Granville Street Reserve - City of Launceston
Bluegum Park - City of Launceston
Cataract Gorge Reserve - First Basin - City of Launceston
Punchbowl Reserve - City of Launceston
Explore your northern backyard with fresh eyes!
- Try GeoCache Treasure Hunting:
A geocaching activity involves hiding and seeking containers, known as "geocaches" or "caches," at specific locations all over the world. There are plenty of free geocaching sites you can use, have a look at Geocaching 101 and the free Geocaching Australia App to get started on your GeoCache Treasure Hunt
- Check out low or no-cost Museums:
QVMAG - Activities for Families and Carers
Launceston Tramway Museum
Duck Reach Museum - Duck Reach Power Station
George Town Watch House
Bass and Flinders Maritime History Museum | George Town
National Trust - Clarendon, Franklin House, Old Umbrella Shop
- Be a tourist in Launceston - find out about art trails, history walks, and more things to do at:
Launceston Visitor Information Centre
Launceston, Tasmania | Our Tasmania
St Giles Niche Market
Lilydale Craft and Produce Market | Monthly
Evandale Sunday Market
World Street Eats
- Launceston is a great base to explore outlaying towns:
Campbell Town, Tasmania
George Town, Tasmania
Tasmanian Heritage Council -Cataract Gorge
Try GeoCache treasure hunting
A geocaching activity involves hiding and seeking containers, known as "geocaches" or "caches," at specific locations all over the world. There are plenty of free geocaching sites you can use, have a look at Geocaching 101 and the free Geocaching Australia App to get started on your GeoCache Treasure Hunt.
Fishing Related Tips & Resources
Find places to fish in and around our municipality including:
To find more information about these locations and more use the handy links below:
- Inland Fisheries
Making sure you have the correct licensing when fishing in Tasmania is important. Head over to Inland Fisheries for your Fishing License Information. Children under 14 usually are not required to have a license for inland fishing. No license is required for sea-based fishing.
- Fish Brain
An interactive map to explore fishing places in your area, the fish you might catch there, and what bait to use. You can also log your catches on here as well.
Pay Sepak Takraw, footy, soccer, cricket (in the nets) or shoot hoops.
Level up your sport
Get into competitive sport.
- State Sport and Recreation Organisations can tell you where your closest local club can be found
- Home | Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of sport and active recreation membership and/or registration for eligible children. Ticket to Play provides two vouchers worth up to $100 each towards club membership fees for children aged 5-18 years who are listed on a Services Australia Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or are in Out of Home Care
More ideas for things to do?
During the year we will ask for your ideas of low-cost, no-cost Things to do around Launceston Before you Turn 12.
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