Huon Valley

Huon Area

1.5 hour drive from Hobart CBD to Hastings Caves


Wineries, Restaurants & Cafes


Wooden Boat Centre

The Wooden Boat Centre, Franklin

Guided tours through the active workshop, where traditional boatbuilding is taking place.
Yukon Tours

Yukon-Tours, Franklin

Daily 90 min. Calm River Cruises on Huon River.
The Apple Shed

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed is the home of the award-winning Willie Smith’s Cider, and a favourite place to hang out for locals and tourists alike.  

Originally an apple packing shed, the wooden walls now house a museum dedicated to the apple growing history of the region; a café serving awesome local produce; and a bar stocked with cider, beer and wine.  The garden and deck area outside is perfect to sit and relax, or in the cooler months the warm heaters and fireplace inside make it a cosy place to sit and read the paper whilst enjoying a hot spiced cider.  

Willie Smith’s also recently launched its newest brand, Charles Oates Distilling.  Visitors can see the Copper Still and taste the apple spirit, and fine apple brandy that it produces.  There is live music every Friday night, and also on the first Sunday of each month. 

Open daily from 10am, the Apple Shed is great for a quick visit, or a long leisurely afternoon.
Esperence Kayaks

Esperance Adventures

Explore the spectacular waters of Far South Tasmania on one of our guided kayak tours. Experience the nature beauty from a new perspective, enjoy the wildlife and learn about the rich history of the area. Comfortable stable kayaks and easy flat water itineraries mean these tours require no previous kayaking experience. 

Tours available on Port Esperance Bay, Lune River, Recherche Bay and Huon River. Book online at or call Matt on 0428 279 002. Discounts available for kids.

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The Honey Pot

The Honey Pot

Tasmanian honey, free admission and honey tastings! Leatherwood, Manuka, and more. Honey ice cream, mead, skincare, and gifts. Also, see the bees in the glass hive.

Find us at the Huon Valley Visitor Centre, Huonville, open 7 days.

Huon Valley Visitor Centre

The Huon Valley Visitor Centre is your key to the Huon and Far South Regions.Our friendly team can provide you with all the inside knowledge you need for a great trip, including a free booking service for accommodation and local and statewide attractions.

Our gift shop boasts an extensive range of delicious produce and artisan giftware crafted in the region.

Open 7 days, easy parking, free Wi-Fi, toilets and a warm welcome. Located at 23-25 Main Street, Huonville.
Home Hill Winery

Home Hill Winery and Restaurant

Nestled in the picturesque Huon Valley, Home Hill Winery is very much a Tasmanian boutique vineyard and a country retreat away from the hustle and bustle.

With stunning views of the surrounding vines, pastures, livestock and mountains, guests enjoy the quite peacefulness and opportunity to try some of the country’s best award-winning wines, whilst browsing in the gift shop or dining on local produce in the restaurant.

Home Hill boasts an array of gold medals and trophies, winning the most coveted wine award in Australia – the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show for the 2014 Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir.

The restaurant has also won numerous awards for its delicious menu with the concept to simply source the finest fresh Tasmanian products and accompany them with local ingredients from the Huon Valley.

Lunch is served between 12pm – 3pm (please check days on Home Hill website).  The cellar door is open for tastings 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

P:  0362 641 200


A:  38 Nairn St, Ranelagh
Franks Cider

Frank's Cider Bar & Cafe

Frank's Cider Bar & Cafe  is located in the historic, riverside town of Franklin, just 35 minutes south of Hobart. The heritage listed, former church hall is now a cosy cafe and the cellar door of Frank's Cider.

Call in on your way to Tahune, for a free cider tasting of Frank's multi award winning ciders. We also serve great coffee, or a lunch menu of fresh local produce.  Our specialty Apple Cider Scones, with local cream and jam, are available for morning or afternoon tea.

We are open 7 days a week. Winter 10am - 4pm and Summer 9am - 5pm.

Ph: (03) 6266 3828
Hastings Caves

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs – open every day except Christmas Day.

Be guided through a dolomite cave, or swim in the 28 degree warm thermal springs pool. Take a stroll in the rainforest or enjoy a picnic and barbecue.

Hours vary seasonally, please check website for current tour times and prices.
Geeveston Visitor Centre

Geeveston Visitor Centre

The Geeveston Visitor Centre is located in the impressive red brick building in the centre of town, which was the former Town Hall originally built in 1914. 

Open 7 days a week, knowledgeable and friendly staff provide up to date travel information, itineraries, tour suggestions and a free booking service for Geeveston, the Huon Valley, the Far South and other regions around Tasmania. 

Geeveston is known as the gateway to the southern forests and the Hartz Mountains National Park. The centre is a booking agent for Tasmanian National Parks passes and also provides information on walks within the region. 

The centre contains a providore with local food, wines and ciders, a gift shop with souvenirs, books, maps and artwork by local artisans. Visitors can view a working lino-cut artist housed within the centre. A museum is located on the mezzanine floor containing local history and artifacts, particularly machinery associated with the timber industry. Visitors can also learn about the Australia's biggest trees that are located close to the township of Geeveston, purchase products from the beautiful specialty timbers of Tasmania and view an impressive two-thousand-year-old cross section of a Huon Pine tree.

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Pagan Cider

The Pagan Cider Shed

The Pagan Cider Shed is nestled next to a cherry orchard in the heart of the Huon Valley. Here you can sample our entire range of ciders in our intimate little tasting room. With seven ciders on tap, there’s always something fresh and exciting to explore — including ciders not available anywhere else on earth.

Stay a while and enjoy a glass or two in our sunny courtyard, or in our family-friendly new event space. You can even bring a plate of something tasty from one of Cygnet’s many cafes and eateries to nibble on with your cider. 

Cider tastings are free!