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Huonville

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Huonville is a town in the Huon Valley region of Southeast Tasmania. It has a population of aroud 1,750 people, and is the hub of the Huon Valley

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Huonville is a 39 km drive south-west from Hobart. TassieLink Bus Service" alt="" address="Skinner Place, Huonville" directions="" url="http://www.tassielink.com.au" hours="6AM-7PM daily" price="$15 from Hobart">About 7 buses most days from Hobart to the Huon Valley.

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  • Huon River, Main Street, Huonville (Under the bridge, Huon Highway), [1]. The Huon River is the fourth largest river in Tasmania, Australia. It is 170 km in length, and runs from the southwest wilderness, through the fertile agricultural areas, to the Tasman Sea. From Scotts Peak Dam at Lake Pedder where it begins, it flows south-east to the Tahune Airwalk, where the Picton River joins, before heading through the rural township of Glen Huon where, just to the south, flows down rapids to merge with the sea water and become tidal at the Huonville Bridge. Along the tidal estuary are, Franklin, and Port Cygnet). When the river meets the D'Entrecasteaux Channel near Surveyors Bay, it is more than 5.0 km wide. In the lower reaches, the average depth of wide river is 3.0 m - 12 m.  edit


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  • Huon Jet, Esplanade, Huonville, 03 6264 1838 (), [2]. 9AM-5PM daily. Ride in a jet boat on the Huon River  edit
  • Mount Misery Walk, 300 Browns Road, Ranelagh (Starts at Huon Bush Retreats, off North Huon Road), 6264 2233, [3]. 8 - 7. Rainforest, Mount Misery Summit and Waterfall From the rainforest viewing platform, continuing up the escarpment cliffs takes you onto the sub-alpine heathland plateau and “Flat Rock”. From here you can enjoy spectacular 270 degree views towards Bruny Island and the Southwest World Heritage Area. From Flat Rock it is a further three quarters of and hour along the plateau to the top of Mt Misery. Most people with a moderate level of fitness will complete this walk in around 3-4 hours including breaks. $5. (-42.982400,146.9990) edit
  • Home Hill Winery, Nairn Street, Ranelagh, [4]. 10am to 5pm. Located in Ranelagh, Home Hill Winery is central to all the attractions of Tasmania’s Huon Valley. With award-winning wines produced from superior grapes, the cellar door is available for tastings daily.  edit


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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, [5]. Sellers of Tasmanian timbers and fine furniture.  edit

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  • Boat House Cafe, The Esplanade (The cafe floats on the Huon River), 03 6262 1133. The cafe is licensed and cooks fish and chips, burgers and seafood to order. The cafe has gluten free food, home-made ice-cream and old fashioned milk-shakes available. Don't expect local fish though; they import much of their food from elsewhere.  edit
  • The Cafe, Main Road, Port Huon, 03 6297 1495. A cafe which offers internet access and a wood fire. A shop including post office, groceries and deli are attached to the cafe.  edit
  • Huon Manor, 2 Short Street, Huonville, 03 6264 1311 (), [6]. Open for lunch and dinner, the magnificent Federation house overlooks the huon river and specializes in seafood and salmon in an elegant setting. The seafood chowder is a specialty and the manor is a licensed wine bar.  edit
  • The Apple Shed, Huon Highway, Grove, [7]. Include Australia’s 1st organic Cidery in your Huon Valley Escape. Spend a couple of hours at this museum, cafe, ciderhouse and providore, in the rustic surrounds of an original apple shed built in 1942. Learn about the Huon's fascinating apple heritage told through the eyes of Willie Smith. A range of delicious ciders is available at cellar door and the café serves a simple menu of the finest regional products.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Home Hill Winery, Nairn Street, Ranelagh, [8]. 10am to 5pm. Located in Ranelagh, Home Hill Winery is central to all the attractions of Tasmania’s Huon Valley. With award-winning wines produced from superior grapes, the cellar door is available for tastings daily.  edit

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  • Port Huon Cottages, Main Road, Port Huon (Look out for the dark blue shed-like houses, you can't miss it.), 03 6297 1060 (), [9]. Fully self contained cottages with BBQ and fishing equiment.  edit
  • Huon Bush Retreats, Browns Road, Ranelagh, Huonville (12 minutes drive west from Huonville.), 03 6264 2233 (), [10]. checkin: 10:00; checkout: 14:00. Cabins, tipees, camping and bushwalks in extensive private nature reserve just 50 minutes’ south of Hobart and 12 minutes from Huonville. Eco and gay friendly. $15 to $450.  edit

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