HUON VALLEY VISITOR CENTRE

 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)

 

Visiting Cygnet:

  • 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

 

                       

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