We headed back into Launceston today with plans to stay at the place we'd checked out yesterday. It hadn't flooded but this time it was blowing a gale and the manager told us it was likely to get worse during the evening.
In fact it wasn't much fun being outside so we went to the museum part of QVMAG (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery) which incorporated some hands-on stuff for kids and a chance to be occupied whilst out of the wind!
After a few hours here we made our way half an hour north east of the city to a most wonderful camping spot, Myrtle Park. Six dollars a night gave us a beautiful spot beside a rushing stream (we didn't spot any of the platypuses which apparently live there), protected from the wind(!), with toilets and hot showers, and a kids playground. Apparently the place is absolutely packed in summer and it's not hard to see why.
Amazing how one frustration or inconvenience can sometimes lead to a far better outcome. If we had more time in Tassie I think we would have spent a few more nights at this place.