HUONVILLE is a large and pretty town south of Hobart. The town is divided by the Huon River. Huonville is the largest town south of Hobart. It has many facilities and much accommodation. The apple orchards around Huonville are very lovely in the spring, which is the best time to tour this area.
Huonville is located in the south east of Tasmania in the Huon Valley. From Huonville it is easy to access many of the attractions of the Huon Valley. These are listed below. This area is famous for its apples, beaches, bays and forests. CYGNET is east of Huonville,PELVERATA FALLS are east of Huonville.
From Huonville you are 30 minutes from GEEVESTON and HOBART. You are 40 minutes from DOVER and KETTERING the gateway to BRUNY ISLAND. You are 60 minutes from SOUTHPORT and 90 minutes from COCKLE CREEK. Nearby places are described in the REGION HUON VALLEY.
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FACILITIES: There is a shopping precinct at Huonville and some shops and a petrol station located at Cygnet. There is much accommodation at HUONVILLE and CYGNET.
TOURIST information is located at the Esplanade, Huonville.
For PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS telephone (03) 6264 0326
SIGHTS: Huonville is the largest town in the south west and a good place to stay, if you are touring this area. It is in the apple growing country and is very picturesque, when the apples are in bloom in spring.
BRUNY ISLAND is fairly close to Huonville. It is famous for its beaches and forest.
GEEVESTON is to the south west. It is the centre of the forest industry.
JET BOAT and river boat cruises operate from Huonville on the Huon River: (03) 6264 1838 or www.huonjet.com
PELVERATA and SNUG falls are to the east of Huonville.
SCENIC HILL Look Out is just off Scenic Drive, gives you a good view of Huonville.
SLEEPING BEAUTY mountain is north of Huonville. It really does look like a lady's face looking towards the sky.
SOUTH WEST National Park begins south west of Huonville.
HARTZVIEW VINEYARD is at 70 Dillons Rd, Gardners Bay (south of Cygnet): (03) 6295 1623
HOME HILL VINEYARD is at 38 Nairn Rd, Ranelagh (north of Huonville): (03) 6264 1200
PANORAMA VINEYARD is at Cygnet Coast Road, Cradoc (north of Cygnet): (03) 6266 3409
ROUTE: From HOBART drive south on the A6 Huon Highway for half an hour and you are in Huonville. Alternatively from Kingston drive south on the B68 Channel Highway. This does a picturesque tour of the Channel Coast. It takes about two hours to do the complete coastal route. If you diverge West to Cygnet, you can cut the journey time down considerably.
Leaving Huonville you must ensure that you are on the A6 Huon Highway, if you are intending to go to the south west. If you are going to BRUNY ISLAND or the east, then you must take the B68 Channel Highway. This is because Huonville is divided by the Huon River and the only place, where you can cross the Huon River is at Huonville.
1/ Huonville is a large commercial town south west of Hobart on the lovely Huon River. It is the centre of the famous Tasmanian apple industry. The numerous apple trees are especially lovely in the autumn and in the spring. This image shows the view south across the Huon River.
2/ The Huon River divides the Huon region into two parts. South of Huonville there is no other bridge across the Huon. This image shows the view south of the Huon River. You can see some of the trees showing their lovely autumn colours.
3/ The Huon is a very beautiful river, which makes it a popular venue for Hobart people taking either a long or a short holiday. This image shows the river in its morning glory.
4/ You can rent personal pleasure boats from this facility on the Huon River near the bridge.
5/ Huonville is the only large town south of Hobart. You can access every facility there. People taking holidays in the Huon Region should note this fact.
6/ This is the old Grand Hotel. It offers good cuisine.
7/ This image shows the main street of Huonville. The red building is the historic town hall.
8/ This image shows one of the historic stores of Huonville.
9/ Huonville has both old and new residences.
10/ A new feature of Huonville are the many tree sculptures. The reflect local personalities from the recent past.
1/ Franklin is a historic town south of Huonville. It prides itself on being a builder of wooden boats. This image shows some of the fishing boats that anchor at Franklin.
2/ East of Franklin is the Huon River and to the west of Franklin are many hills, which are often replete with apple trees. This image shows a rural scene just south of Franklin. Note the apple orchard to the left.
3/ This is a historic hotel south of Franklin. The old decore inside was very interesting.
4/ This lovely old house shows the classic lines of the 1890s. It is now available to rent as a BB.
5/ This is one of the former churches of Franklin. It has now been changed into a residence.
6/ You can take an interesting walk down the main street of Franklin to admire the old architecture.
7/ There are a number of cafes in Franklin. This image shows the view of the hills to the west of Franklin.
8/ The Palais Theatre is the largest building in old Franklin. It was built during the golden age of live theatre in the 1890s.
9/ The whole streetscape of Franklin is replete with attractive historic houses like this BB.
1/ Cygnet is a commercial town south east of Huonville. It has all the facilities of a town. This image shows the historic town hall of Cygnet.
2/ This image shows the historic Commercial Hotel of Cygnet. Large verandahs were a common feature of late 19th Century architecture in Tasmania.
3/ This is the historic Catholic church of Cygnet. It was built in the Spanish colonial style. A popular pilgrim walk in the Huon area can accessed from this church.