Located at the mouth of the Leven River is Ulverstone, a coastal town supported by tourism and agriculture. Ulverstone was settled in 1840 by James Fenton, however due to a lack of accessibility to the town, development was limited until 1890 when a railway station was constructed. Ulverstone was once a popular sawmill operating town, and through years of wood chips falling into the soil, now boasts ideal potato farming land.
Located only 15 minutes west of Devonport on the Bass Highway, Ulverstone is Tasmania’s largest town. Just 20 minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal, Ulverstone is on the north-west coast, surrounded by picturesque coastal parks and swimming beaches. An ideal location for just a few days, or a few weeks, and in only 90 minutes by car, you can arrive in Launceston or Cradle Mountain.
Ulverstone provides an abundance of scenic walks, patrolled beaches and recreational parks, as well as a variety of golfing and shopping destinations. Spectacular waterfalls and limestone caves can be found in the surrounding areas, as well as magnificent wildlife and bushwalking trails. The town boasts an average temperature of 21.5 degrees in January, and an enjoyable 13 degrees in June.
Ulverstone has a strong history; a War Memorial clock is located at the entrance of the town and is a true feature. As you walk through Shropshire Park, you will also notice Royal Australian Navy history inscribed into the footpath. If you have time whilst in town, be sure to enjoy some of the many activities on offer and drop in for a visit to Ulverstone Local History Museum.
Ulverstone became an RV Friendly Town™ in 2007 and has continued to show strong support for RV tourists, offering plenty of free parking. The town’s redevelopment has been impressive, with the introduction of a new basketball stadium, bridge, and wharf precinct.
13 Alexandra Rd, Ulverstone TAS
Ph: 03 6425 2839
All streets except Reibey St, (time restrictions may apply) unlimited parking is located within the Quadrant car park & can be accessed from Victoria St
Short Term Parking
Nicholsons Point, off the end of Kings Pde, (48hr)
Cnr Victoria St & Beach Rd
BP service stn
Brickport Rd Burnie, Ph: 03 6430 6666, (25-30min)
Patrick St, Ph: 03 6425 1611; Victoria St, Ph: 03 6425 2900
15 The Quadrant, Ph: 03 6425 2893; 11 Alexandra Rd, Ph: 03 6425 1231; 52 Victoria St, Ph: 03 6425 1551
Centre-Care Pharmacy, 66 Reibey St, Ph: 03 6425 1095; Fullife Colin Wood Neighbourhood Chemist, 67 Reibey St, Ph: 03 6425 2286; Thompson's Amcal Pharmacy, 13 Reibey St, Ph: 03 6425 1051; Westside Pharmacy, 39 Queen St, Ph: 03 6425 6666
Woolworths, Crescent St, Ph: 03 6425 2611; Coles, Reibey St, Ph: 03 6425 2700; IGA, Alexandra Rd, Ph: 03 6425 9022