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Duckhole Lake - Huon Valley

We decided to do the Duckhole river walk today, which is just south of Dover, the feature of this short and easy there-and-back walk is the idyllic Duckhole Lake. The 4.2km track, most of which is boardwalk, follows a stream through regrowth forest to the lake.  Lying within the Southwest National Park the delightfully tranquil lake is actually a flooded sinkhole. It is part of the extensive regional cave and karst system that includes Hastings Caves. The lake is a peaceful place to sit and listen to the birds and frogs while you have a picnic.  The track follows a late 19th century sawmill tramway for much of the way, and remnants of the tramway can be seen. The walk is approx. 30min to each way and based on the sign its rated in the top 60 short walks of Tasmania.  
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Exploring the Huon Valley

 What better way to start exploring the huon valley that doing a gentle canoe trip up or down the Huon River.  At Riverfront estate we have a number of water activities.  Exploring the Huon River is a something everyone should do when travelling to the Huon Valley.  Its one of Tasmanians unsung rivers.  So if you are coming to explore the Huon Valley, stay at  Riverfront estate  and explore all the Huon River has to offer.
Family Accommodation in Huon Valley Riverfront estate makes the perfect option for a wonderful family holiday.  We offer an excellent base for your family holiday in the Huon Valley.  The Huon Valley makes are great base for your next family accommodation base.  You can stay in the center of Huonville and explore all the valley has to offer on simple day trips.  You can explore the length of the Huon River and under used option, either by fishing, or Kayaking, cannoning the river to just name a few options.  There are many bike riding options around Huonville, either doing the circuit up the river as a simple day trip.  The property has a few acres that the kids can run around on or ride the bikes that are provided.  So Riverfront estate offers great family accommodation option for exploring the far south of Tasmania.  Activities including on your stay, include the following; Row Boat - you can cruise the river either heading to Franklin or go up the source of the river, heading to G

Kayaking the Huon River

Tasmania's largest rugged edges are best explored by kayak. The Huon River rises below Junction Hill in the Southwest National Park with much of its upper catchment drawn from the Marsden Range and associated peaks including Mount Anne, Mount Bowes and Mount Wedge. The river flows generally south through the south-eastern portion of Lake Pedder and is impounded at the Scotts Peak Dam. Thereafter, the river flows generally south-east to the Tahune Airwalk. From its source to mouth, the river is joined by 26 tributaries including the Anne, Cracroft, Picton, Weld, Arve, Russell, Little Denison and Mountain rivers. After passing through the rural township of Glen Huon the river flows down rapids to merge with the sea water and become tidal. From there it flows through Huonville, Franklin and Cygnet (Port Cygnet). When the river meets its mouth and empties into the D'Entrecasteaux Channel at Surveyors Bay[2] where the river is more than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) wide. In the lower reach

Fat Pig Farm in the Huon Valley

 We often have people staying and going to Fat Pig Farm.  Fat Pig Farm is home to Matthew, Sadie and Hedley. Together they run at 70+acre family farm in the beautiful Huon Valley, south of Hobart, where they live and nurture food from the soil to turn into great meals for the farmhouse table. Since 2011 we have been busy turning the one-time apple orchard into a mixed farm. Along with our namesake Wessex Saddleback pigs, the farm is home to chooks, a beef herd and a market garden. They also also milk a pair of full cream cows, harvest apples from our heritage orchard and have planted an olive grove that will supply all of our olive needs (in about a decade’s time!).  Matthew used to be seen on SBS TV showing off all his cooking, and can also be found at the Salamanca Markets. This is us at Fat Pig Farm, just having consumed the Rhubarb cordial with a splash of local gin.  Fat Pig Farm is at Glaziers Bay between Huonville and Cygnet.  

Best Walks in the Huon Valley & Far South Tasmania

The magnificent wilderness in Tasmania’s Huon Valley and Far South is ripe for on-foot adventure. There are a beautiful range of walks to choose from, located outside and inside the region’s national parks. Discover peace and quiet, beautiful landscapes, stunning views, and special flora and fauna. We’ve listed some of the best walks in the Huon Valley and Far South Tasmania (this is by no means an exhaustive list, rather a few of our top picks). Safety tips: Read Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service’s Essential Bushwalking Guide  and watch the informative  short video . Check information on track, campsite and reserve closures and reopenings . Check the current conditions and adequately prepare. Drive to conditions and watch out for wildlife . Follow all signs and safety advice and don’t take unnecessary risks. Respect the environment and wildlife by sticking to pathways, taking only photos, and leaving no trace. Pop into the Visitor Information Centres at Huonvill

Southern Tasmania - Itinerary

The Southern Tasmain is a journey of discovery through a region of waterways and wilderness, art and craft, forests and fishing boats, orchards, vineyards and fine foods. Rich in pioneer heritage, the region is noted for its exceptional variety of landscapes, from the still waters of the tranquil Huon River to the magnificent forests of the Hartz Mountains National Park or Start: Hobart Duration: 2 - 4 days National parks: Hartz Mountains National Park Hobart – Huonville Depart Hobart on the Southern Outlet (A6) towards Kingston and follow the signs to Huonville, a drive of around 30 minutes. On the way, stop at the Huon Valley Apple and Heritage Museum at Grove and discover the traditions behind the once flourishing apple orchards of the region. In Huonville, take a thrilling (and sometime peaceful) jet boat ride on the Huon River – a great way to admire this beautiful river scape, complete with Huon pines. This now rare species is one of the oldest living things on earth, with