The Explorer’s Top ten: Uniquely Tasmanian Things To Do. University of Tasmania March 18, 2016 Featured, Off Campus Maybe you fancy someone and you want to take them on a date to remember. Or perhaps you and a bunch of friends have run out of ideas and need some inspiration. Or you might just need a really good excuse to get you away from the dishes piled up in the kitchen and your assignment deadlines. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have put together a list of the most uniquely Tasmanian things to do this weekend (in no particular order). All you have to do is choose! #1 Bellerive Water Taxi Adventure Southern Tas ♥♥♥♥♥ $$$$$ As far as romance goes, catching a water taxi to stroll along the beach and the beautiful Bellerive Boardwalk is pretty romantic but there is always the risk that the person you are with might get sea sick. Pick a still day and make it a surprise or get a group together and plan ahead. Read More #2 Zip Lining in Launceston Northern Tas ♥♥♥♥♥ $$$$$ This gets more expensive if you are traveling from Hobart to Launceston but it is worth it. Whether you want to show someone how brave you are or you want to go on an adrenalin rush with friends, Tree Top Adventures has got you covered. Read More #3 National Penny Farthing Championships in Evandale Northern Tas ♥♥♥♥♥ (you’ll fall in ♥ with penny farthings) $$$$$ So you thought a Penny Farthing was some crazy, old, counter-intuitive bike that had been relegated to the history pages? WRONG! The Evandale Penny Farthing Races bring people from all over Australia to compete in the National Penny Farthing Championships. No, we are not joking. Go to Evandale and check it out for yourself. It only happens once a year but it is a once in a lifetime experience so start preparing for February 20, 2016. Read More #4 Glow worm hunting North and South ♥♥♥♥♥ (I ♥ Glow Worms) $$$$$ Grab a torch and a tent and head for your nearest Glow Worm destination. For the price of a bit of petrol you can camp at a beautiful national park and go on a night time walk that you will never forget. If you haven’t seen glow worms before this is really something you need to prioritise. Mole Creek Karst or Mount field Read More #5 Visit and climb the Shot Tower Southern Tas ♥♥♥♥♥ (you will love the scones) $$$$$ Not only is this an awesomely weird and interesting place complete with all the fear factor a history buff can possibly handle, but this is also the very best place in the whole worlds to get scones and a pot of tea. The very best! If that isn’t enough for you, the Alum Cliffs walk has recently been extended to the Shot Tower. This is a beautiful walk to Kingston Beach and if you are too tired to return by foot you can catch the bus. Read More #6 Run around a giant maze!! North and South ♥♥♥♥♥ $$$$$ Whether you are in the north or the south there is a maze waiting for you to have fun in it. When you’re done you can explore the historical village of Richmond or check out the unique village of Lower Crack Pot. Win Win! Tasmazia in the North and Richmond in the South #7 Play golf at the oldest course in Australia Central ♥♥♥♥♥ (For lovers of golf and history) $$$$$ Golf isn’t for everyone but who cares!?! The Bothwell Golf Club looks hilarious and amazing. Imagine the photos you could share with your friends and family back home. I wouldn’t be surprised if you had to stop your game for passing wallabies. Read More #8 Visit Doo Town Southern Tas ♥♥♥♥♥ (For pun-loving people) $$$$$ Doo Town. I have two words for you, “why not?!” This is just one of the many gems the Tasman Peninsular has to offer. PUNters love this little town and its commitment to quirky puns. Doo Town is an hour’s drive south of Hobart and a definite must see as you make your way to Port Arthur or if you’re visiting the tessellated pavement near Eaglehawk Neck. You could even visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park while you are at it. Read More #9 Visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park Southern Tas ♥♥♥♥♥ (Just look at that picture) $$$$$ Not only will you get to poke your head up in the middle of a Tasmanian Devil enclosure but your entry fee to this conservation park contributes to much needed research into the devil facial tumour disease which is a serious threat to the future of these darling little creatures. Read More #10 Go aurora chasing In the sky ♥♥♥♥♥ $$$$$ There are few places in the world where you can see intergalactic action – but Tasmania is one of them. OK not quite intergalactic but Tasmania’s Aurora Australis, known as the Southern Lights, are one of the truly special and most awe inspiring visual experiences you will ever get to enjoy in your life time. Auroras don’t happen every night which makes them extra special. So make sure you sign up to AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE – Aurora Alert Subscriber list here and brace yourself awesome emails that read like the script of Star Trek. i.e. A Coronal Mass Ejection is expected to impact the Earth within the next 24 – 48 hours, possibly resulting in significant space weather activity and visible auroras during local night time hours. Aurora alerts will follow should favourable space weather activity eventuate. (YES! ♥!! ) Tasmania is a beautiful place to live and study! Would you like to benefit from the excellent education the University of Tasmania can offer you? Find out more about our great courses and research opportunities! 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