Things to do in the Huon Valley

Looking for local tips and suggestions on things to do when you’re in the Huon Valley? Our list can be used by visitors and locals alike to help perfect your time in the beautiful Huon Valley.

Take a hike

There is a selection of walks, bush walks, and hikes for all ages and abilities in the Huon Valley. One of the most popular hiking challenges in the Huon is to climb Hartz Mountain. It’s not hard to find snow up there and if you are into cold baths then stop by Lake Osbourne for a dip.

Get to Geeveston on the weekend for sushi and deserts

Wierd combination we know! But it is no joke. Geeveston is hot right now on the weekend for picking up some of the best deserts from the “old bank”.

Geeveston is also famous for its surfing sushi chef, Massaki who especially selects his fresh fish from local fishermen and prepares ready to sell from his Sushi Van behind the Geeveston Town Hall on a Saturday and Sunday between 12 pm and 2 pm until all sold out. It is recommended that you preorder on his website.

Huon Valley family picnic spots

Ruth Dawkins has written a great blog on this very topic titled ‘Picnic in the Huon Valley’. This features some pretty great spots that include BBQ facilities and picnic tables, right be the water at HuonvilleCygnetGeevestonFranklin, and Dover.

It’s worth also mentioning that if you visit Heritage Park at Geeveston there is a pretty amazing Platypus walk that is one of the most reliable spots for seeing Platypus throughout the day!

Stay at Riverfront estate and kayak the river

Riverfront estate makes the perfect base for exploring the huon river. You can park yourself right on the river and explore down the river to the mouth of the river or up the river as far as you want to go. Riverfront estate makes the perfect family friendly accommodation

Local hangouts for good coffee, gourmet treats, and a meal

It’s gold when visiting anywhere if you can find the cafe’s, restaurants, and coffee shops that the locals swarm to. You know it has to be good!

In and around Huonville, one of the most popular is the Ranelagh General Store, their burgers are to die for. Just next door you will find the Summer Kitchen Bakery for a few take-home treats. There is a cafe near the main street of Huonville that gives it away with its name, The Local guaranteed to serve good coffee.   DS Coffee House Cafe, is an old favorite  in Huonville.  

 There are two new popular restaurants in Huonville , the Alternative Japanese Restaurant  which is in the main street and Korean cuisine at Jin’s Kitchen. which is in Wilmot Rd

In Cygnet, you are certainly spoilt for choice! The Cygnet Woodfired Bakehouse is especially popular at the moment as is Cygnet Old Bank.



Family Friendly Accommodation in Huon Valley

Riverfront estate makes the perfect option for a wonderful family friendly holiday.  We offer an excellent base for your family holiday in and around the Huon Valley.  There are a number of options when staying at Riverfront Estate as its not only in town so you can walk to all the shops and bars. But you can also explore the huon river river just out in front of the property. Full details of the options available can be located at our web site