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  •   Hobart - For Kids

•   Cadbury Schweppes chocolate factory
A must for chocoholics is a tour of the Cadbury Schweppes chocolate factory at Claremont. Free samples are offered during the tour and you can buy seconds from the factory shop at discount prices. Bookings are essential.

•   ZooDoo
ZooDoo is a wildlife park, not far from the historic town of Richmond. Kids will enjoy the native wildlife on display, including Tasmanian devils. There are also many domesticated animals including ponies, goats and pigs.

•   Hastings Caves State Reserve
Older children will love the caves at Hastings Caves State Reserve. There are huge dolomite caves and you can swim in a thermal swimming pool. Railway enthusiasts should not miss the historic Ida Bay Railway nearby.

•   Cat and Fiddle Arcade, City
Cat and Fiddle Arcade, City is noted for its clock which performs the rhyme of "Hey diddle diddle" on the hour.

•   Tahune Forest Air Walk
The kids will love this adventurous walk among the treetops of Tahune Forest on the banks of the Huon River. The elevated walkway is almost 600m long and rises some 20m above the ground.

•   Alpenrail Swiss Model Village & Railway
This model railway and village is based on the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. Children will love finding tiny details and watching the trains. They can even control some of the trains themselves.

•   Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Young and old will all enjoy a visit to the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. The collection includes a whaling gun, ships` figureheads, navigation instruments, wreck artefacts annd the light from Goose Island lighthouse.

•   Richmond Maze & Tea Rooms
This maze, in the historic town of Richmond, will keep all the family amused. Can you find the centre - and then can you get back out again?

•   Tudor Court
A detailed replica of a Tudor village, with tiny thatched cottages, a windmill and even an old ruin, in the delightful apple town of Huonville.

•   Old Hobart Town Model Village
In the historic village of Richmond, you`ll find a model with a difference. The 1:16 scale means you can actually walk down the tiny main street of this painstaking and historically accurate replica of colonial Hobart.

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