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SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS



Tahune Air Walk
An exhilarating nature-based experience set in the Tahune Forest Reserve

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
Thermal spring pool, rich forests and reservices and Newdegate Cave experience


Hartz Mountain National Park
The window into the south-west wilderness, was included in Tasmania's World Heritage Area in 1989

Southwest National Park
This magnificent park encompasses over six hundred thousand hectares of wild, inspiring country and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Huon Trail
This trail is the touring route to get you easily around the region, quiet country roads wind their way through the valleys and along side the waterways taking you from one adventure to the next


Southern Design Centre
Offers contemporary design in fine furniture, art and craft collectables, resident artisans, giftware


Huon Jet
Exhilaration and beautiful scenery combine for this jetboat experience


Franklin on the Huon
Relaxing boat tours of the beautiful Huon river


Wooden Boat Centre
A place for visitors to enjoy the wonderful world of wooden boats


Inverawe Native Gardens
Tasmania's largest landscaped native garden, bird watching, stunning views


Ida Bay Heritage Railway
The most southern railway in Australia


Grandvewe Cheeses
A certified organic vineyard that produces wine and sheep cheese

Bruny Island Berry Farm
A place to escape, enjoy picturesque landscape and stunning beachfront as you enjoy delicious berries



EATERIES


The Red Velvet Lounge
Fully licensed cafe serving great food fabulous bread, superb coffee and friendly service in Cygnet


Lotus Eaters Cafe
(on Facebook) 
- Small charming cafe in the town of Cygnet, fresh produce with a deeply flavoursome menu

Home Hill Winery
A winery restaurant surrounded by panoramic views of the Tasmanian countryside offering fine food & wine

Peppermint Bay
Dine and/or enjoy a cruise at this amazing venue at Woodbridge

Huon Manor Restaurant
Specialises in quality seafood dining by the Huon River


Fluertys Cafe
Farm Cafe at Birchs Bay incorporating seasonal local produce



FESTIVALS & EVENTS


Tasmanian Events Calendar
Online list of events scheduled for Tasmania


Cygnet Folk Festival
Tasmania's premier folk and music event of the year held annually

Taste of the Huon
A celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts & crafts from the Huon and Channel Region



OTHER LINKS


Gourmet Farmer
SBS Television Series following former Food Critic Matthew Evans who exchang
ed his city life in Sydney, New South Wales to small farm living near Cygnet in the Huon Valley (located near the Big Blue Retreat). See the beautiful local scenery and mouth watering local produce in this interesting series.

Matthew Evans
Southern Tasmania's Gourmet Farmer, Matthew Evans, personal website. Beautifully done, an interesting read and has details on his books The Real Food Companion and Winter on the Farm.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
Information on the Accrediation Program.

Tasmanian Tourism Industry Council
The peak body representing the Tasmanian tourism industry.

Kids Holidays Online
Family travel in Australia and the Pacific.


Bayley LuuTomes
A wonderful talented illustrator producing original amazing artwork.

Paper Bliss
Beautiful custom designed handmade wedding invitations, accompanying stationery and handmade cards.

Gay Brench Photography
Gay has some beautiful photography of animals, refer to 'Chloe' on our Garden Island Sands & Southern Tasmanian page. Gay can be contacted via email.




 
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