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 Huonville, Cygnet, Geeveston, Franklin, 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.