Huonville is the central commercial hub of the Huon Valley and is a 40-minute drive south of Hobart. The town sits on the banks of the iconic Huon River and is surrounded by fruit orchards, picturesque farmland and the peaks of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
At Huonville, discover the many ways to enjoy the tranquil Huon River, including an exhilarating jet boat ride, peaceful kayaking adventure, boating, fishing, or a picnic along the foreshore.
When driving through the rolling hills of the Huon Valley, pop into the local cider houses, wineries and restaurants for a taste of the local bounty. Unearth a bit of the local history in cider house museums at Grove and Franklin. Franklin also offers the chance to learn about the specialist craft of wooden boat building or try traditional sailing. Between Franklin and Port Huon, keep an eye out for roadside stalls selling amazing local produce.
The town of Geeveston is the gateway to the enchanting Tahune Forest, where you can walk amongst the treetops, explore nature, and admire the grandiose of the Huon and Picton Rivers. The spectacular Hartz Mountains National Park is also nearby, with its impressive dolerite range and small glacial lakes.