D'Entrecasteaux Channel Itinerary Ideas
Hobart to Huonville via A6 Highway - 30 minutes
Huonville to Cygnet via B68 - 20 minutes
Stop at the Huonville Esplanade for an easy stroll by the river
Jet boat rides and paddle boats
BBQ facilities, picnic tables, seating, shelters, boat ramp, toilets.
Choice of café facilities
Extensive, secure play area for kids
RV dump point
Interesting wooden sculptures (on upstream side of the bridge, Short Street)
WiFi free connection, available near amenities block
Drive to Cygnet along the B68 and enjoy the delights of rural Tasmania. Call in to Pagan Cider Cellar Door – free tastings; Lucaston Park Cherries and Apples – road side sales of fruit and juice; Stanley’s Gallery – fine art and craft.
Alternative route into Cygnet: Take the riverside drive to Cygnet on the C639, turn off at Cradoc.
- Admire and photograph beautiful views as you drive beside the Huon River
- Swim / sunbathe/picnic at small beaches
- See salmon farms in the channel waterways & blueberry farms (where you may purchase fruit)
- Park near the local Sailing Club & stretch your legs walking into Cygnet by the waterside walking track (1km of magnificent views)
- Explore the numerous galleries
- Choice of café/restaurant facilities
- Interesting retail outlets
Cygnet – Burtons Reserve: BBQ facilities, seating, shelters, toilets, picnic tables, walking tracks, exercise station, kids play ground.
Continuing from Cygnet you have 3 options
Option 1 Stay on the B68 and take the scenic drive around the peninsula walk on some of the beautiful beaches e.g. Randall’s Bay, Verona Sands, Gordon and Woodbridge.
- Experience snorkeling or diving at the Marine Reserve at Ninepin Point.
- Visit Art Farm Birchs Bay – take a stroll around the farm and discover the interesting sculpture trail & walks.
- Visit Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery & Distillery - taste the cheese, enjoy the “ewe chino” in the café, take in the views and view the sheep milking (3pm Oct-Mar).
Option 2/3 Turn off the B68 at either the C626 (Nichol’s Rivulet) or the C627 (Woodbridge) to cross over to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
- Call at the Hartzview Wine Centre – enjoy a wine tasting, visit the historic picker’s huts, enjoy the café and take in the views.
- Visit Woodbridge Smokehouse at 59 Thomas Road, Woodbridge for a taste of award winning smoked salmon and ocean trout. Open Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm Sat 12noon-4pm
If you are travelling on the C 627 - Visit Woodbridge Hill Handweaving Studio (closed Saturdays)
When you have crossed over to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel you can turn right and travel 5 minutes to Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery & Distillery and Art Farm Birchs Bay before turning back and resuming you journey towards Hobart, travelling on the B68 visiting any of the following:
- Woodbridge Hill Handweaving Studio 6267 4430 Open most mornings; closed Saturdays.
- Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery & Distillery – open every day from 10am
- Peppermint Bay – bistro dining, regional produce, waterfront location.
Kettering – Trial Bay Foreshore: BBQ facilities, play area, river fishing.
- Marine Environment Centre open Wednesday afternoon at the jetty Kettering 2:00 – 4:00pm
- Visit the Nutpatch Confectionary at Kettering
- Take a walk around and view the boats at Kettering Marina – maybe enjoy a coffee at the Mermaid Café while you’re there.
Margate – Dru Point: BBQ Facilities, excellent kid’s playground with bike track, boat ramp, jetty, fishing, dog friendly area, toilets, walking track.
- Beaches at Coningham, Snug, Margate, Blackman’s Bay and Kingston Beach
- Tinderbox Marine Reserve- great snorkeling
- Snug Falls
- Channel Heritage Museum (just south of Margate)
- Nandroya Vineyard & Cellar Door
- Margate Train - retail experience and some fresh fish sales available
- Inverawe Native Gardens – open 7 days
- Antarctic Museum at the Antarctic Headquarters in Kingston
- The Shot Tower - see if you can count the correct number of steps on the way up and take in the panoramic vista from the top