Explore Magazine Tasmanian Itinerary: Spring 2015
Tasmania’s Huon Trail begins just south from Hobart and extends to Australia’s southernmost point. Hobart is the perfect gateway to spend a couple of days at the beginning or the end of your Huon Valley Escape. Then take the road less traveled and head south along the old Huon Highway as it climbs precariously to the summit of Mount Wellington. Rug up, enjoy the spectacular views, information displays and maybe even some snow.
Descend southwards into the Huon Valley, long famous for its apples but now becoming known for cider and wine. After lunch and tastings at Home Hill Winery, climb Mount Misery for a fascinating interpreted story including Aboriginal heritage in an extensive private habitat reserve.
Maybe stay overnight at Huon Bush Retreats in a self contained cabin or deluxe tipee or if you prefer water views, Port Huon Cottages is a great budget choice. Franklin is the centre for all things water based. The Wooden Boat Centre, Living Boat Trust and marina showcase a range of traditional craft. This is also the departure point for Franklin Eco Cruise.
Another 30 minutes drive and you reach Tasmania’s Far South. On the Ida Bay Railway, rattle your way to the deserted beach at Deep Hole then maybe continue on foot to Southport Lagoon. Buttongrass Retreat is a two bedroom eco-cabin set in a native buttongrass plain. The outdoor bath provides a relaxing view of the southernmost mountains in Australia.
Next day, explore Hastings Caves or a 20 minute drive and a 2 hour walk, takes you to South Cape Bay, Australia’s southernmost beach. Stand on the Clifftop, looking out to the Southern Ocean. Rolling waves, a bracing wind, and you are the southernmost people in all Australia. A spectacular culmination to your Huon Valley Escape.
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Explore Magazine Tasmanian itinerary: April 2014
Explore the waterways, wilderness, wildlife and wine of Southern Tasmania. Tasmania’s Huon Trail begins just south from Hobart and extends to Australia’s southernmost point. With plenty to see and do and a wide range of accommodation styles, Hobart is the perfect place to spend a couple of days at the beginning or the end of your Huon Valley Escape.
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or phone us 8am to 8pm, 7 days
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Explore Magazine Tasmanian itinerary: February 2014
We love nature, fine food and wine and prefer the road less traveled. That’s why we chose Southern Tasmania, with its reputation for less driving, more adventure.
We spent 10 minutes on the phone speaking with Paul from Huon Valley Escapes, who designed a custom nine night itinerary for us, focusing on the type of holiday experiences that we most value.
A bit of city culture, lots of waterways, some history and a good dose of wilderness and wildlife. Two nights in most places means less packing and unpacking.
Tassie Short Break Magazine Specials
For a short break just south from Hobart, you can't beat the $10 Second Night Sale. Pay full rates for the first night and just $10 per person for the second night. Available at Home Hill Beach House, Yooringa Garden Cottage, Buttongrass Retreat and Huon Bush Retreats. On these heavily discounted rates, full payment at time of booking, no refunds, no changes. Available now for stays until 1 September 2014.
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