Things to do in the Meander Valley

Family activities in Tasmania  

If you’re looking for things to do near Launceston then spend some time in the Meander Valley and you’ll soon realise there is plenty! We’ve listed some of the main highlights you might like to enjoy before or after your river sledding adventure while you’re in the region:

Mole Creek Caves

The Mole Creek Caves are the ultimate adventure activity in Tasmania featuring over 300 caves, the main two being Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves. Said to be the home of the Palittorre of the Aboriginal Tribe, it’s an exquisite experience to recreate these times in our own imaginations. What makes them so special is that they are among the most accessible caves in Tasmania - well worth a look!

Liffey Falls Tasmania

Add this to your list of things to do near Launceston - tucked away in the foothills of the Greater Western Tiers, Liffey Falls State Reserve is surrounded by cool temperate rainforest and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

Chocolate coated fresh raspberries, need we say more? There’s also a delicious full lunch menu, takeaways including homemade raspberry ice cream and raspberry infused coffee. The perfect place to refuel after sledding the Meander River.

Westbury Maze

Once you’ve tackled the Meander River why not make your way through the traditional two metre high hedge maze made up of twists, turns and pathways. Once you’ve made it to the other side reward yourself at the cafe which serves up yummy treats and refreshments.

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

A Meander Valley favourite, head here to see Tasmanian Devils and learn all about Tasmania’s native flora and fauna. There are daily tours, plus you can visit the Devil Education and Research Centre to hear all about devils in the wild and as an endangered species.

kooparoona niara tours

Discover more of the Meander Region and it’s rich Aboriginal history with Kooparoona Niara Tours. Greg runs his tours personally, providing a beautiful narrative of the area and its people. The Great Western Tiers or Kooparoona Niara (Mountain of Spirits) is a culturally significant meeting place of three Aboriginal nations.


For 30 years, Deb from Wild Cave Tours has been taking visitors on guided tours of the Mole Creek Caves. Visit some of the 300 caves that make up the Mole Creek Caves, with an educational and informative tour of one of Australia’s most accessible underground wilderness.