Things to do in Cygnet, The Channel and Huon Valley

Cygnet is the perfect place to base your Southern Tasmania holiday. Situated in between Huonville & The Channel you are never far from something to do.


Bruny Island

The home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park, Bruny Island provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. On land, you can venture into the wilderness on one of the many bushwalking adventures. On sea,you can join the 3 hour eco-cruise exploring the stunning coastline of the island.

Find out more www.brunyisland.org.au


Tahune Airwalk

This 597m walk amongst the trees gets you 20m above the ground. The highlight is the cantilever that is 48m above the river level, providing fantastic views of the forests and the junction of the Picton and Huon Rivers.

Find out more www.adventureforests.com.au

   Tahune Airwalk

Hastings Caves

The Hastings Caves State Reserve offers visitors a variety of experiences, from relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal springs pool, walking in the rich forests of the reserve and, of course, the unique experience of exploring Newdegate Cave. Both the thermal pool and the trail which leads through the surrounding forests are accessible to wheelchair users.

Find out more  www.parks.tas.gov.au/reserves/hastings

Image courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Photographer: Richard Bennett


Hartz Mountains National Park

Hartz Mountains National Park is a window into the south-west wilderness, offering views of remote mountain ranges as far as the southern coast. As well as spectacular views of a landscape which has been shaped by glaciers during past ice ages, the park offers a variety of unique features. Waterfalls tumble off the dolerite range that runs through the centre of the park and small glacial lakes dot the plateau.

Find out more www.parks.tas.gov.au

Image courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Photographer: Joe Shemesh


   Hartz Mountains

Ida Bay Railway

Relax and take in the beautiful scenery and white beaches on Australia's most southern railway. From Lune Lune River station travel through bush land abundant with bird life and wild flowers. Cross button grass plains and travel along the banks of Ida Bay and Lune River Estuary.

Find out more www.idabayrailway.com.au

  Ida Bay Railway

Cockle Creek

Experience a number of excellent walks from Cockle Creek, sheltered among the tranquil coves of Recherche Bay, A short stroll around the foreshore takes you to a whale sculpture and interpretation sign explaining the bay’s whaling history.

One side of the creek is ‘Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area’ and the other is the ‘Southwest National Park’ – all managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Cockle Creek is the southern entry point to Southwest National Park, part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Find out more www.discovertasmania.com

Image courtesy of Sylvia Outridge, Communications Officer - Publications, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service


Huon Trail

The Huon 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. Visitors often say they are stunned by the gorgeous scenery, not just because it’s beautiful but because there is something different around every corner.

Find out more www.huontrail.org.au


Wineries in abundance

A short drive in any direction will find you some of Tasmanias finest vineyards. With the likes of Panorama, Hartzview, Home Hill, Gandview and many more, Southern Tasmania is a must for any wine lover.