Huonville Circuit Itinerary Ideas
Taking in Huonville, Glen Huon, Judbury, Ranelagh and Grove.
Start off by heading south into Huonville – 2 kilometres from here at Huon Valley Visitor Centre.
Stop at Huonville and discover the many eateries, cafes, shops, public swimming pool, services and facilities.
At the bottom of town on the esplanade:
- Enjoy an easy stroll by the river, feed the ducks
- Jet Boat rides and paddle boats
- BBQ facilities, picnic tables, seating, shelters, boat ramp, toilets, WiFi
- Choice of cafe facilities
- Secure, shaded and exciting play area for the kids
- RV Dump point
- Interesting wood carvings (on upstream side of the bridge, Short Street)
Continue over the bridge crossing the Huon River and take the first right C619 to Glen Huon and Judbury.
- Visit the Huon Valley Golf Club where visitors are very welcome to play (62641737)
- Let the kids have a play in the park on the corner of Glen Huon Rd and Watson’s Rd
Cross the Judbury bridge and find Calvert Park Judbury on your left where there are:
- BBQ facilities, seating, shelters, toilets, picnic tables
- Interesting tree houses for children to enjoy plus other play equipment.
- Great family friendly park, basketball ring and grassed oval.
- Kayak launching platform
- Fishing spots ( you will need a permit from Service Tasmania to fish)
- Short river-side walking track
Leaving the park continue to the cross roads. Here you have 3 options:
- Turning left will take you out to Lonnavale. Campers will be delighted with the tranquil camping on the banks of the Russell River. There are a few walking track options in Lonnavale.
- Driving straight ahead up Judd’s Creek Rd will take you to Billy Brown Falls; the track is not very well maintained. And can be a little bit hard to find. The walk will take 1.5 hours return.
- Turning right driving along the Northside of the Huon River will take you to Ranelagh. Along the way take the gravel track up Browns Road to the peaceful Huon Bush retreats. There are several bush walks differing degrees of length and difficulty, well worth the effort.
Back in Ranelagh:
- Kids can enjoy a play in the family friendly playground; there are also BBQ facilities, picnic tables, shelters, small bike track for kids.
- Stop in at the Summer Kitchen Bakery or Ranelagh General Store.
- A visit to Home Hill Winery and Restaurant for wonderful food and a wine tasting in an attractive vineyard setting is a must.
If you are heading back along the A6 to Hobart be sure to call into The Apple Shed for a cider tasting and learn about the Huon’s fascinating apple heritage through the eyes of Willie Smith.
Plus you can stop for a coffee and cake at My Slice of Pie cafe at Mountain River, just a few kilometres past The Apple Shed. The cafe has wonderful views and wholesome home-made food.
Head to Hobart direct via the A6 highway – 25 minute travelling time from Huonville.
Take a leisurely drive via the B64 and venture to Mount Wellington along this route.