Must-do experiences in the Huon Valley and Tasman Peninsula
Learn more about apple cider and the Tasmanian apple industry at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, or drop into Frank’s Cider and Pagan Cider to sample how good our apples can be.
Paddock-to-plate at Fat Pig Farm
TV celebrity cook Matthew Evans opens his farm on Fridays to host a long lunch prepared using produce grown in his garden, with matching beer, wine, cider and spirits from around Tasmania.
Walk above the forest canopy and look down on the wild waters of the Huon and Picton Rivers at Tahune Adventures. The 600-metre treetop walkway ends at a spectacular cantilevered platform 50 metres above the riverbank with views extending to the mountains of the World Heritage Area.
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs were formed millions of years ago and discovered in 1917 by timber workers. The dolomite cave is one of two show caves found in Australia. Take a guided tour and enjoy a dip in the 28°C therrmal springs afterwards.
Bruny Island has some of Tasmania's most beautiful natural environments with abundant wildlife and stunning cliff-top views. It’s a haven for foodies and an excellent self-drive journey. You can take your car on the ferry from Kettering, but check ferry times when planning your trip as they can change seasonally.
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Join an award-winning Pennicott Wilderness Journey out into the southern ocean to witness the ocean-side view of soaring sea cliffs and seal colonies, as well as other wildlife encounters if you’re lucky.
Blow Hole and Tasman Arch
Formed by millions of years of water and wind erosion, the Blow Hole illustrates the might of the ocean as it surges through the small outlet. Tasman Arch stands majestically nearby.
Port Arthur Historic Site
One of Australia’s most famous tourist attractions, the Port Arthur Historic Site has more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored homes to explore at leisure or on a guided tour, just 90 minutes from Hobart. Stick around for the nightly ghost tour if you dare.