LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Tahune Airwalk

Experience a bird's eye view of the world above the forest floor walking among the treetops past rare species, some found only in Tasmania. The walkway rises up to 48 metres above the ground and extends for around half a kilometre over the Tahune State Forest and Picton River.

Hartz Mountains

Hartz Mountains National Park, dotted with tarns and fragile cushion plants, provides sweeping views of the south-west wilderness all the way to the Southern Ocean.

Bruny Island

Bruny Island is an island of surprises - gentle countryside and wild coastlines, quiet beaches and roaring surf, lighthouses, farmhouses, and a rich heritage of sealers, whalers and explorers. There are many spectacular cliff-top walks in South Bruny National Park, while at The Neck Game Reserve you can see little penguins and shearwaters in great numbers on twilight tours in the breeding season.

Hastings Caves & Thermal Pools

Formed some 40 million years ago, these great dolomite caves were discovered in 1917 by timber workers. Join a guided tour through the large cavern and discover spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and helictites. Swim in the thermal pools, fed by a natural spring at around 28 degrees, surrounded by forest and ferns.

Bush Walking

There are endless walks in the far South of Tasmania. Click below for detailed information on a number of these walks.

Bird Watching

There are many birds in the Far South region to be enjoyed by the quiet observer, including Superb Fairy Wrens, White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, New Holland Honeyeaters and Tawny Frogmouths, to name but a few.

Wineries

Visit one of the vineyards in the region and sample local, cool climate wines:
Hartz View Vineyard
Home Hill Wines, Ranalagh
Panorama Vineyard
St Imre Vineyard, Dover

Salamanca Market

Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best outdoor market. Set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart's famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year 8.30am - 3pm.

Peppermint Bay

Dine in this unique waterfront location with an abundance of fresh crayfish and other delights. Stroll in the extensive grounds exploring the sculptures, fish race and herb garden. Shop for treasures in the Providore and visit the Art Gallery.

Cockle Creek

A short stroll around the foreshore takes you to a whale sculpture and interpretation sign explaining the bay’s whaling history. Continue to the Fishers Point Navigation Light and Pilot Station Ruins, or take the well-marked track to South East Cape for stunning cliff-top views of the Southern Ocean and Maatsuyker Island.

MONA

MONA houses Australia’s largest private modern art collection, that of collector and philanthropist David Walsh. It features the permanent, but evolving, Monanism exhibition in addition to a range of changing exhibitions.

Ida Bay Railway

The Ida Bay Railway is the last operating bush “tramway” in Tasmania Ride 14km in a WWII era locomotive on Australia's most southern railway. Start at Lune River station, then travel through bush land abundant with bird life and wild flowers to the end of the line at Deep Hole and Elliott's Beach . Enjoy the beautiful scenery of button grass plains, white sandy beaches and the banks of Ida Bay and Lune River Estuary.