Can’t help but write good things about Ulverstone Tasmania! Every time we visit, we start planning our return, and always wish we could stay longer. And now we’ve discovered Pedro’s seafood restaurant, we’ll definitely be back!!
Ulverstone Tasmania: Stats
Officially, Ulverstone is Tasmania’s largest town (so less than a city) with about 10,000 residents. Part of the North West Coast tourism zone, Devonport lies about 20kms to the east, with the small coastal community of Turners Beach in between. The beaches and views out towards Bass Strait, where the Spirit of Tasmania ferries cross to and from Melbourne, are breathtaking.
So apart from the scenery, what’s so good about Ulverstone? Tasmania has lots of great regions and towns, you say! How about plenty of things to do for families? Parks and beaches; a water slide and pedal cars; and a free penguin encounter at Lillico Beach?
Pedro’s Seafood Restaurant
Still want more? So did we, actually! We went to Pedro’s “The Restaurant” for lunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable outing. Without wanting to make you too jealous, the seafood at Pedro’s was pretty scrumptious.
At The Wharf in Ulverstone, Pedro’s Restaurant is perched over the edge of the Leven River. We watched boats bobbing on the incoming tide, and marvelled at the huge crustaceans mounted on the wall above the bar.
With Ulverstone being such a great coastal holiday town for families, it stands to reason that children are welcome at Pedro’s. There’s even a special menu for the under 12s. We couldn’t bring ourselves to order up a serve of Daisy the Cow, so Foghorn Leghorn was the go (aka chicken schnitzel).
No such problems round the rest of the table. We enjoyed hearty serves of seafood (prawns, scallops, calamari, fish and chips) accompanied by some perfectly cooked chips. Our food selections came from the light lunch menu and the prices were reasonable.
Ulverstone Tasmania: The Treat
The one person choosing not to eat their salad, decided to indulge in a Tasmanian-made Valhalla ice-cream cone from the take-away department as we left. It turned out to be the most enormous cone, stuffed with mounds of chocolate and jaffa ice-cream.