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Cygnet is a small town in the Huon Valley region of Southeast Tasmania, of population 839. It is nessled in an apple and berry growing district, a short distance from the Huon river, amongst ungulating hills and valleys.

The township has has a burgeoning artistic community and a number of excellent cafes, restaurants and galleries. There is much local agricultural produce that can be procured from the side of the road and forms a theme through the local cuisine. The best produce, food and art is best found by asking one of the many friendly locals or shopkeepers. This is a town with an old fashioned small town ethos with a unique Tasmainian fusion of art and argerianism.

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Cygnet is a 56 km (50 minute) drive south-west from Hobart. The township is within an hour from the Hartz mountains national park and many other local towns.



  • Huon Jet, Esplanade, Huonville, 03 6264 1838 (), [1]. 9AM-5PM daily. Ride in a jet boat on the Huon River  edit


Fresh fruit from the side of the road.

  • Chemmart Chemist, 59 Main Road Huonville, 03 6264 1196. M-F 8:30AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-2PM, Sunday and Public Holidays 10AM-2PM. For pharmaceutical needs, photo processing, fragrances and beauty.  edit
  • Gondwana Forest Products, Main St, Huonville, 03 6239 6138, [2]. Sellers of Tasmanian timbers and fine furniture.  edit
  • Cygnet Pharmacy, 23 Mary St, Cygnet, 03 6295 1600. M-F 9AM-5:30pm, Sat 9AM-1PM. For medicines, cosmetics, vitamins and gifts.  edit




  • Port Huon Cottages, Main Road, Port Huon (Look out for the dark blue shed-like houses, you can't miss it.), 03 6297 1060 (), [3]. Fully self contained cottages with BBQ and fishing equiment.  edit


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