If you are looking to visit FatPig Farm hosted by Matthew Evans, best known for his SBS show The Gourmet Farmer, at one of his legendary, four-hour, long-table lunches. It’s an event from the moment you arrive as Evans or his wife Sadie greets guests in the driveway before ushering everyone inside their farmhouse for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. The meal is bisected by a guided tour of the 28ha farm, where you’ll see the gardens and orchards that produce what you’re eating, as well as their family of black Wessex saddleback pigs (one prepared earlier will make an appearance on your plate). You cant go past River Front Estate accommodation close to fat pig farm
So you have decided to travel to the Huon Valley. The Valley has a great range of accommodation options to choose from. Immerse yourself in the Huon Valley environment – meet your host’s pets, livestock, and resident native wildlife and birdlife including possums, wallaby, quolls, bandicoots, and wedge-tailed eagles.
The Huon Valley is very popular with Tasmanian’s and interstate visitors as a location for a holiday house (or the Tasmanian term ‘Shack’). What this means is that there is lots of choice for self-contained holiday accommodation.
Why is the Huon Valley a good place for a holiday home and self contained accommodation? The list is long!
- You can enjoy riverside and seaside views and vistas without masses of houses and water goers all around. In fact, you will see hardly anyone most of the time!
- Easy access to the water and the wilderness
- Delicious locally made or caught produce ready to cook up a gourmet feast.
- Access to World Heritage Tasmanian Wilderness Areas, National Parks, and Reserves
- Excellent fishing so you can cook your own freshly caught seafood
- Nice and close to Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart and its international airport
- An abundance of wildlife, birdlife, and sealife.
- Affordable luxury self-contained property 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 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.
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 https://www.riverfrontestate.com.au/en/2183589/family-accommodation-in-huon-valley