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Huon Valley - Local Attractions

The Huon Valley is packed with natural marvels as well as man made attractions.

The list below highlights the best of both and we hope it helps you plan a wonderful few days.

Bruny Island Cruises Bruny Island Cruise, Southern Tasmania Bruny Island Cruises: Offers award-winning cruises along Bruny Island?s rugged coast in southern Tasmania.

Experience one of Australia's great environmental adventures, a thrilling three-hour tour where you will spot sea-life and coastal wildlife.

Bruny Island Cruises - website.

Tahune Airwalk Tahune Airwalk, Southern Tasmania You can experience: Walking among the treetops past rare species, some found only in Tasmania, such as King Billy and Celery Top pine, myrtle, beech, blackwood and sassafras.

The walkway rises up to 48 metres above the ground and extends for around half a kilometre over the Tahune State Forest and Picton River.

Tahune Airwalk - website.

Huon Jet Boat Huon Jet Boat, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Huon River Jet Boats: Offers an exhilarating ride along 12 kilometres of the Huon River. This 35-minute experience combines beautiful scenery with the thrill of white water. You?ll speed through rapids and feel the excitement of 360 degree spins and breathtaking turns. You?ll also experience the contrast of drifting along the tranquil waters of the river, seeing perfect reflections of riverside forests.

Huon Jet Boat - website.

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs Hastings Caves, Southern Tasmania Formed some 40 million years ago: These great dolomite caves were discovered in 1917 by timber workers.

You can join a Parks and Wildlife guide on a 45-minute daily tour through the large cavern. You?ll discover spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and the unusual helictites. The Cave is spacious and well-lit and there are no narrow passages.

Hastings Caves - website.

Wooden Boat Centre Wooden Boat Centre, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Old Wooden Boat Charm: Sitting on the banks of the Huon River, the Wooden Boat Centre comprises the Wooden Boat Discovery Centre and Wooden Boat School. In the Discovery Centre you can see displays interpreting the history of wooden boat building and water transport along with maritime tools and artefacts.

Wooden Boat Centre - website.

The Living Boat Trust The Living Boat Trust, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania The Living Boat Trust (LBT): is an incorporated non-profit community association based in Franklin on the banks of the Huon River in southern Tasmania. It aims to maintain traditional boat building, repairing, rowing and sailing skills. We celebrate the history and beauty of this area and strive for a sustainable way of life for all concerned.

The Living Boat Trust - website.

Apple and Heritage Museum The Apple and Heritage Museum, Huonville, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Enjoy three attractions for the price of one: The museum, Apple Blossom's Gifts and the Starving Artist gallery. Take a tour that provides insights into the lives of the Huon Valley's early settlers.

During these early periods: This region did not ride on the sheeps back, it rolled smoothly on the Apple.

Apple and Heritage Museum - website.

Southern Design Centre Southern Design Centre, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Tasmanian timber furniture: Crafted on site. resient artisans demonstrate skills in various mediums. Arts, crafts, clothing, exquisite giftware and furniture showrooms. Enjoy a coffee or meal in the bright, warm atmoshpere of the cafe. Free entry. Open daily.

Southern Design Centre - website.

Ida Bay Railway Ida Bay Railway, Lune River, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Scenic Heritage-Listed Train Trip: Take a return trip of 14km and 2 hours duration on a heritage-listed bush railway that meanders throught bushland and along the waters edge to a safe and secluded beach. Walking tracks to Southport lagoona dn Southport Bluff. Picnic and BBQ facilities at beach and station. Cafe open every day.

Ida Bay Railway - website.

The Shot Tower The Shot Tower, Taroona, Southern Tasmania Built in 1870 for the production of shot: (Lead Gun Pellets) This sandstone tower rises 48 metres above the banks of the Derwent, affording spectacular views over the river. The tower is 10 metres in diameter at the base and 3.9 metres at the top. Molten lead was dropped from top to bottom of the hollow tower and its rapid descent and cooling roughly shaped it into pellets. There is a museum at the base of the tower and a tea rooms alongside. There are 259 steps to the top, but 25 landings on which to catch your breath.

The Shot Tower - website.

Peppermint Bay Peppermint Bay, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania A feast for the senses with our world-class dining and river cruises: Peppermint Bay is a wordclass dining venue located in the rural village of Woodbridge, just a short 35 minute drive South from Hobart via the picturesque Channel Highway or by water on our luxury high-speed catamaran.

For dining, cruising, planning an event or just inquisitive; contact Peppermint Bay on 6267 4088

Visit the Peppermint Bay - website.

Southern Lights Hotel Southern Lights Hotel: Offers award winning accommodation in Kingston, Southern Tasmania. Featuring Aura Cafe and Alfresco Courtyard/Beer Garden, Private Function Rooms and Accommodation. Relax in Aura Cafe with the best coffee and take in the stunning views over Kingston... or take advantage of the sheltered heated courtyard/ beer garden, a great place to meet with friends. Planning a wedding, birthday party, meeting or seminar? ... Functions for up to 120 guests.

Visit the Southern Lights Hotel - website.