D'ENTRECASTEAUX CHANNEL

D'ENTRECASTEAUX CHANNEL

THE CHANNEL

THE CHANNEL

French navigator Bruni D’Entrecasteaux discovered the quiet beauty of the Channel’s secret coves and protected bays in 1792 when he sought solace from the ferocious Roaring Forties and open ocean. These same peaceful beaches delight sailors today as well as those who take the time to pull over from the scenic coastal road. Only 20 minutes from Hobart, the Channel Highway winds south along the coast and is a hidden gem for those who love to drive. It’s one of Australia’s great (and lesser known) coastal drives, taking you to the picturesque seaside towns of Margate, Snug and Kettering, the gateway to Bruny Island, and onto Woodbridge, Birches Bay, Middleton and right round the coast road to Cygnet. Discover wonderful and quaintly named seaside towns such as Eggs and Bacon Bay on your journey.

Life on the Channel revolves around the tranquil waters and provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic or a lazy lunch at one of the many eateries set up to take advantage of the views. Or take a dip on a warm summer day and soak up the sights and sounds of the open water. Local arts and crafts, cosy cafés and local produce will all tempt you to pull over and spend a little time to see what you can unearth. The high road through to the Huon Valley (Woodbridge Hill Road) offers a fresh perspective as it snakes through the orchards and farmland of the Channel’s hills. From here you can see it all, from the myriad of boats on the Huon estuary to the distant forests of the World Heritage Area calling you closer.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHANNEL

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  • Peppermint Bay
  • Pepperberries Garden Cafe & Art Farm
  • Mermaid Cafe and the Bruny Centre
  • Hartzview Wine Centre

THE CHANNEL

French navigator Bruni D’Entrecasteaux discovered the quiet beauty of the Channel’s secret coves and protected bays in 1792 when he sought solace from the ferocious Roaring Forties and open ocean. These same peaceful beaches delight sailors today as well as those who take the time to pull over from the scenic coastal road. Only 20 minutes from Hobart, the Channel Highway winds south along the coast and is a hidden gem for those who love to drive. It’s one of Australia’s great (and lesser known) coastal drives, taking you to the picturesque seaside towns of Margate, Snug and Kettering, the gateway to Bruny Island, and onto Woodbridge, Birches Bay, Middleton and right round the coast road to Cygnet. Discover wonderful and quaintly named seaside towns such as Eggs and Bacon Bay on your journey.

Life on the Channel revolves around the tranquil waters and provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic or a lazy lunch at one of the many eateries set up to take advantage of the views. Or take a dip on a warm summer day and soak up the sights and sounds of the open water. Local arts and crafts, cosy cafés and local produce will all tempt you to pull over and spend a little time to see what you can unearth. The high road through to the Huon Valley (Woodbridge Hill Road) offers a fresh perspective as it snakes through the orchards and farmland of the Channel’s hills. From here you can see it all, from the myriad of boats on the Huon estuary to the distant forests of the World Heritage Area calling you closer.

THE CHANNEL

French navigator Bruni D’Entrecasteaux discovered the quiet beauty of the Channel’s secret coves and protected bays in 1792 when he sought solace from the ferocious Roaring Forties and open ocean. These same peaceful beaches delight sailors today as well as those who take the time to pull over from the scenic coastal road. Only 20 minutes from Hobart, the Channel Highway winds south along the coast and is a hidden gem for those who love to drive. It’s one of Australia’s great (and lesser known) coastal drives, taking you to the picturesque seaside towns of Margate, Snug and Kettering, the gateway to Bruny Island, and onto Woodbridge, Birches Bay, Middleton and right round the coast road to Cygnet. Discover wonderful and quaintly named seaside towns such as Eggs and Bacon Bay on your journey.

Life on the Channel revolves around the tranquil waters and provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic or a lazy lunch at one of the many eateries set up to take advantage of the views. Or take a dip on a warm summer day and soak up the sights and sounds of the open water. Local arts and crafts, cosy cafés and local produce will all tempt you to pull over and spend a little time to see what you can unearth. The high road through to the Huon Valley (Woodbridge Hill Road) offers a fresh perspective as it snakes through the orchards and farmland of the Channel’s hills. From here you can see it all, from the myriad of boats on the Huon estuary to the distant forests of the World Heritage Area calling you closer.

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