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Geeveston, Tasmania

GEEVESTON, the Tahune Airwalk & Mt Hartz

GEEVESTON is a forestry town in south eastern Tasmania. It is located south west of Huonville. It has some accommodation and a number of facilities. There are a number of attractions near Geeveston. The famous TAHUNE AIRWALK is west of Geeveston.

From Geeveston you are 30 minutes from HUONVILLE and 60 minutes from HOBART, SOUTHPORT and KETTERING the gateway to BRUNY ISLAND.

You are 90 minutes from COCKLE CREEK and the entrance to the SOUTH WEST National Park.

Nearby places are described in the REGION HUON VALLEY, HUONVILLE, SOUTHPORT, BRUNY ISLAND and HOBART pages.


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FACILITES: There are shops, a cafe and a petrol pump at Geeveston. There is some accommodation at GEEVESTON.

TOURIST information is located at Church Street, Geeveston. The telephone is (03) 6297 1836

SIGHTS: Geeveston is the last significant town for shopping in the south west, as there are only hamlets south of Geeveston. The town calls itself a forest town, as logging has been very important in the area, since the mid 19th Century. There is a FOREST & HERITAGE Centre in the town.

Geeveston is a good place to stay for touring the south west of Tasmania. Two hours drive to the south is COCKLE CREEK, the most southerly point in Tasmania and the starting point for intrepid bush walkers walking on the World Heritage SOUTH COAST TRACK. From Geeveston you can easily drive to the TAHUNE AIR WALK and the Mt HARTZ NATIONAL PARK.

SOUTHPORT with its HASTINGS CAVE is an hour to the south. There is a beautiful road along the Huon River, which begins just south of Geeveston at Surges Bay. This takes you the long way to DOVER, but the views of the Huon are really worth seeing.

ROUTE: The A6 Huon Highway from Huonville is the only way in and out of the South West.

Click to see the LARGER PHOTO GALLERY.

  • HUON RIVER
  • Tahune
  • Geeveston
  • Mt Hartz

 

Huon River, Tasmania

1/ Geeveston is in the extreme south east of Tasmania. It is south west of Hobart. Just south of Geeveston you can drive down the coastal road, which has great views of the Huon River.

Huon River, Tasmania

2/ This photo shows the Huon River south of Geeveston. The clouds that day over the Huon River were almost magical.

3/ Here you can see a distant salmon farm. The Huon River is preferred for fish farms, because the water is so clean.

Huon River, Tasmania

4/ A yacht rests gently near a salmon farm on the Huon River, South of Geeveston.

 

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

1/ This is a video still taken near the entrance to the Tahune Air Walk, which is located West of Geeveston.

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

2/ You cross this bridge over the Arve River to begin the climb to the Tahune Air Walk.

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

3/ The Tahune Air Walk passes by one of the surviving giants. It is more than two metres in diameter at its base.

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

4/ The ambience of the forest near the Tahune Air Walk is blessed by the sound of the Arve River gently flowing past.

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

5/ The Tahune Air Walk is a network of walkways that are more than 20 metres above the ground. This gives you the view of the forest only seen by birds. It helps you to appreciate how grand the forest really is.

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

6/ This is a view from the high walkways of the Tahune Air Walk of the nearby forests and mountains. This poor video still does not show the majesty of the colors that were present.

Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

7/ On the day that I visited the Tahune Air Walk there was a forest fire many kilometres away.

 

Geeveston, Tasmania

1/ Geeveston is a town in the extreme south east of Tasmania. This photo shows the Cambridge Guest House. This is the original home of the famous Geeves family, who founded Geeveston. It is a very well preserved house and offers a great service.

Geeveston, Tasmania

2/ There is at Geeveston an interesting logging monument and a display of the forest industry of the Huon Valley.

Geeveston, Tasmania

3/ The southern approach to Geeveston has some interesting Colonial buildings.

Geeveston, Tasmania

4/ There is a war memorial and an RSL club in Geeveston.

Kermandie, Tasmania

5/ Just north of Geeveston is Kermandie with its old hotel. It serves the crews of the yachts moored nearby.

Franklin, Tasmania

6/ This is the interesting old hotel at Franklin a hamlet south of Huonville.

Franklin, Tasmania

7/ Coming inside the hotel at Franklin, was like stepping back in time.

Kermandie, Tasmania

8/ This shows the marina at Kermandie on the lovely Huon River North of Geeveston.

 

Mt Hartz

1/ Mt Hartz is in the extreme south east of Tasmania west of Geeveston. There is a boardwalks to Ladies Tarn, which is close to Mt Hartz. The final track to the summit of Mt Hartz is rough, but easy to follow. There is also a rough track to nearby Mt Snowy. This gallery shows photos made on a visit on Mt Hartz in 2015. Mt Hartz is the peak on the left and the Backbone Peak is on the right.

Mt Hartz

2/ The first land mark reached is Lake Esperance. This is a lovely lake at the bottom of the Backbone Peak, which is on the right.

Lake Esperance near Mt Hartz

3/ This is the view of Lake Esperance and the cliffs of the Backbone Peak.

Mt Hartz

4/ This image show the rough track to Mt Hartz beyond Ladies Tarn.

Mt Hartz

7/ This image shows Hartz Lake on the left and a large outcrop on the right. The track to the summit is on the right.

Mt Hartz

8/ This is the view from the near the summit of Mt Hartz. It looks down on Lake Hartz.

Mt Hartz

9/ This is the summit of Mt Hartz. It is 1254 metres high. On a clear day you can see many of the rugged peaks of south western Tasmania.

Mt Hartz

10/ This is the view from the summit of Mt Hartz to the north west. Lake Hartz is to the right.

Mt Hartz

11/ This is the view to the north east of the Mt Hartz summit. The large tarn is Emily Tarn and the smaller is Arthur Tarn. The track that you can see on the right leads to Mt Snowy.

Mt Hartz

12/ I was most fortunate to get this photo of a wedge tail eagle that swooped past. There are still some extant in the Hartz Mountains National Park.

 

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