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Huon Valley

 

The Huon Valley is the traditional and current food bowl of southern Tasmania.  Fertile farm land is fed by the majestic Huon River that also supports a host of fish farming. The Huon Valley became known for its apples which are still prominant but giving over to a new trens in Cider making.

A pleasant country drive follows the meandering of the river, and roadside stalls are the place to collect fresh fruit and vegetables as you go.  The trip is steeped in history and will lead you to an amazing forest walk amongst the tall trees, limestone caves at Hastings and a thermal Pool.  There is a Geeveston B&B on TassieStore that could give you an ideal base to explore the southern beaches, caves and forests.

Turn left before the Huion River Bridge in Huonville and you will find yourself in the historic town of Cygnet.  Cygnet is a lovely little town with plenty of preserved heritage, cafes and is home to an annual folk festival.

The Huon also serves as a gateway to the Hartz Mountains National Park, entered via the turnoff at Geeveston.

  • Multi award winning handmade gluten free and dairy free Tasmanian Dukkah. Dukkah is traditionally a middle eastern dipping spice made from roasted and ground nuts and spices. Some of the ingredients are locally grown in the huon valley south of Hobart but otherwise they are sourced from local suppliers. The Packaging, recipes and all supporting information is designed by myself and made by me in small batches to keep the product fresh and last longer. I sell my products at large events around Tasmania including the Tasmanian craft fair, agfest, taste of the Huon and the Salamanca markets in Hobart every Saturday. It is also available in stores south of Hobart and other smaller events. My business has been running for approximately four years and I have just also been awarded the Best Home Based Business for the huon valley. I am proud of what I do and my reputation has grown enormously over this time for taste, customer service, freshness and variety.

  • 4 star rated, heritage listed accommodation in the Huon Valley.

  • We grow quality green and black tea in our own Tasmanian tea gardens from tea plants imported from Japan in the 1990's. We are the worlds most southern tea gardens (43°South) and the tea we have marketed for 20 years is aromatic, healthy, smooth and extremely pleasant to drink. We are concerned about the environment and our tea is certified pesticide free and we use 100% solar energy for our irrigation and tea processing. We are continuously conducting research to ensure our process produces tea with the highest of flavours, excellent health properties while preserving the environment for future generations.

  • Located in an extensive private habitat reserve, Huon Bush Retreats is central to all the attractions of the Huon Valley just 50 minutes drive from Hobart. An award winning, carbon positive retreat offering guests a choice of contemporary, self contained cabins, deluxe tippees and private campsites against an inspiring backdrop of Tasmanian native forest. Relax by the fire with a glass of local wine or take in the view from the deck surrounded by native birds and wildlife. With easy access to 5km of interpreted walking tracks through rainforest, to a hidden waterfall or a mountaintop, you will not miss internet or television here. Your cabin is comfortably catered for with gas cooking facilities, fresh rainwater, solar powered lights, an eco-friendly composting toilet, a cosy wood heater and a private outdoor bath.