Geeveston has a colonial bed and breakfast offering hosted accommodation, ideal for couples or small families. Nearby is a classic country farmhouse, self contained. Halfway form Hobart to Geeveston, you can stay in nature at an eco-retreat village. The natural environment of Southern Tasmania is pristine and we intend to keep it that way. We are currently participating in the Green Tourism project to reduce the impact we have on the environment and improve our measurable carbon footprint.
Geeveston is located 50 minutes south of Hobart along the Huon Highway, about 15 kilometres past Huonville. Founded by William Geeves in the mid 1800's, Geeveston is now the gateway to the Arve River forests and Hartz Mountains National Park. The Tahune Forest Airwalk, Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, Cockle Creek and National Parks are all within a short drive.
This is your one stop shop to plan and book your Huon Valley and Bruny Island Escape.
From 9am to 7pm only, phone: (03) 6264 2233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Budget: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Geeveston centre
This residence has been one of Geeveston's grand landmarks since 1870. The property has now been transformed into Geeveston's finest bed and breakfast accommodation. It is located close to the centre of Geeveston and is on the Huon Trail tourist route. Enjoy Southern Tasmanian hospitality and use us as a base to explore the wonders of Tasmania's Huon Valley and Tasmania's far southern region.
We sleep up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms. Each room offers slightly different bedding configurations and different amenities to cater for different budgets and requirements. Evening meals are also available by prior arrangement. We are AAA rated 4 star.
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Mid Price: Farmhouse cottage on the Huon River, 6km north from Geeveston
Overlooking the Huon River, just off the highway from Huonvile to Geeveston, this classic farm cottage can be your base to explore the Huon Valley. Three bedrooms suit couples, families or small groups.
Discount prices for long stays make this a budget option. 40 minutes north from Geeveston
Book 3 or more nights, avoid weekends and this becomes a budget option but you get a full self contained cabin. Self-contained cabins, Eco-positive, Protected forest and wildlife. Stay overnight onsite at the Mount Misery Walk, Huonville, Tasmania. Private and tranquil, Mid Price.
Where to see a Platypus in Tasmania
Enjoy a stroll through the Geeveston park at the end of the day's adventures but make sure you take your camera. A family of platypus work and play in the river that runs through the park meaning that visitors can sometimes catch a glimpse of this uniquely Australian mammal.
Sail and Motor Cruise on the Huon River
Cruise aboard the
Only 5 minutes south from Port Huon Cottages is Geeveston. Here you will find cafes with great coffee and lunch available, and the Forest & Heritage Centre, where you can purchase your Tahune AirWalk tickets - which is a further 30 minute drive west from Geeveston. Geeveston is the home of several great galleries, a jewellery maker, yummy lolly shop and a fantastic Sushi Bar.
Wooden Boat Centre
The Wooden Boat Discovery Centre will entice you into the fascinating world of traditional wooden boats, using interactive features, video presentations and static displays.
Learn about the history of boat building and water transport. Marvel at the beauty of the local timbers – some of the finest boat building materials in the world. Examine tools and maritime artifacts: adzes, augurs, draw-knives, caulking irons, roving dollies and the rest. Drink in the atmosphere of the boat building school workshops – the sounds of the activity, the smells of the timber and glues, the gleam of old and treasured tools, the satisfaction of old skills learned anew. Watch the various stages in the creation of real boats in precious timbers, from lofting to launching.
North from Geeveston
Franklin is the oldest town in this area to our north is only a 10 minute drive away with some great little restaurants including Petty Sessions and the Aqua Grill with the best fish & chips in Tasmania. While in Franklin don't forget to visit the Wooden Boat Centre and Village Antiques (approx 10 rooms of quality antiques).
Only 30 minutes north is the business centre of our Valley. Here you will find the Huon Valley Visitor Information Centre (4km north of the township) where you will be greeted by friendly, informative staff able to help you with all of your travel needs within Tasmania. Again some great restaurants including Home Hill, award winning winery and restaurant, the Huon Manor on the banks of the Huon River which offers a great service then visit the Apple & Heritage Museum at Grove, then call into the Huon River Jet Boats for a great action experience.
Tasmanian Land Conservancy,
Huon Valley Map
The Huon Valley has five main towns: GEEVESTON, DOVER, FRANKLIN, HUONVILLE and CYGNET and 12 smaller settlements including RECHERCHE BAY
Bus from Hobart
to Huonville 6 daily,
Dover 2 daily, www.tassielink.com.au
0408 125 130
24 hours, seven days
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The Huon River is the fourth largest river in Tasmania, Australia. It is 170 km in length, and runs through the fertile Huon Valley. From Scotts Peak Dam at Lake Pedder where it begins, it flows south-east to the Tahune Airwalk, where the Picton River joins, before heading through the rural township of Glen Huon where, just to the south, flows down rapids to merge with the sea water and become tidal. From there it then travels through Huonville, Franklin, and Cygnet (Port Cygnet). When the river meets the Tasman Sea near Surveyors Bay, it is more than 3.1 miles (5.0 km) wide. In the lower reaches, the average depth of wide river is 3.0 m and maximum depth is 12 m.