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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 Huonville or
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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 some more…

Tahune Airwalk - Opens in Feburary 2020

The Tahune Airwalk is about to reopen, a year after the major tourist attraction was damaged by bushfires. Operators are confident the site, near Geeveston will open in early February 2020.

Enjoy spectacular views as you walk 50 metres above the riverbank of the Huon River.  ​​This stunning treetop walkway gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest. The stunning climax is a steel viewing point cantilevered nearly 50m above the ground, and overlooking the Huon River.  Explore the Huon River either by walking or rafting/Kayaking  the river at Tahune.  There are two optional walks available. McKays Track is a 1 hour loop walk (3km, grade 2) along the river banks, crossing the Picton and Huon River on swinging bridges. The Huon Pine Track is a 20 minute return (1km, grade 2) walk through tall forest.

Book Riverfront Estate accommodation in the Huon Valley, giving you and your team the perfect  accommodation base for exploring the many attractions of the Huon Valley.  Accommodation at Riverfr…

Geeveston - Wheels in The Park

Looking for something to do in Frist week in February, consider the Geeveston - Wheels in the park - Car & Bike show.  Full details can be found at but come and stay in the HuonValley and book a nights accommodation at and take a day trip to Geeveston.  Another great option is the Old Geeveston Bank, they have a great coffee but some unreal cakes and pastries.

Places to Eat in The Huon Valley - Franklin - Osteria at Petty Sessions

Just recently open at the old Petty Sessions, Osteria offers a mix of local seafood and meats.  Its at a great location on the Huon River at Franklin.   I had the mix of local meats with pear, which was lovely, followed by a smashing hamburger with chips.  They had a mix of Oysters from around Tasmania and whats on offer depends on the time of year and availability.  Quite a large venue with plenty of room for large groups.   So if you are looking for a nice meal in the huonvalley stop in at Osteria. +61 3 6266 3488

Osteria at Franklin

So when you booking your Huon Valley accommodation at Riverfront Estate, give them a go

Hastings Caves - Make a Day of It, when exploring the Huon Valley

I first visited the caves in my childhood and have been back a number of times since, including taking my own children to experience the Thermal Pool at the very least.   Hastings caves are a Dolomite cave and thermal spring system about 3/4 hour south of Huonville. Its important to try not to rush the visit so leave a day to get there and back.  Staying at Riverfront Estate makes a perfect base for a day tour of Hastings Caves.  
Newdegate cave - the jewel of the Hastings Caves State reserve is a multi-levelled dolomite cave delicately decorated with crystal straws and stalactites.Hastings caves is the largest Dolomite show-cave in the Sothern Hemisphere.
There are guided tours lasting 45minitues, fees do apply.As well as the caves there are easy walks around the areas with lovely ferny man fern glades.Look for the local platypus in the creek, but best of all take a dip in the thermal pool with a year round temperature of 28degs.
Take a picnic lunch to use the BBQ facilities to relax a…