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Three Beaches Guide to the Local Area

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Three Beaches Guide to the Local Area

Cafes & Restaurants in Cygnet
All the best places to go within 11 minutes of Eggs & Bacon Bay! Most places have vegetarian options on the menu & can be flexible, but do phone ahead if you need to ensure dietary requirements are met.
Also a cafe with great coffee, amazing sweet treats & famous savoury Galettes all sourced from local produce. Friendly staff & appealing decor.
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Cygnet Woodfired Bakehouse
26 Mary St
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Also a cafe with great coffee, amazing sweet treats & famous savoury Galettes all sourced from local produce. Friendly staff & appealing decor.
Vegetarian restaurant, with good coffee, alcohol license, live music, nice courtyard for the kids to run around in & quirky vintage decor. Great staff & friendly vibe. Friday night is woodfired pizza night.
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Red Velvet Lounge
24 Mary Street
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Vegetarian restaurant, with good coffee, alcohol license, live music, nice courtyard for the kids to run around in & quirky vintage decor. Great staff & friendly vibe. Friday night is woodfired pizza night.
Beautiful cafe in a glass conservatory featuring country style decor. Indoor & outdoor dining space, good coffee, menu featuring local produce, welcoming & attentive staff.
Cygnet Conservatory Cafe @ Cygnet Old Bank
20 Mary St
Beautiful cafe in a glass conservatory featuring country style decor. Indoor & outdoor dining space, good coffee, menu featuring local produce, welcoming & attentive staff.
Locally known as 'the bottom pub', this hotel has a cafe open for dinner & takeaway for fish & chips, burgers, etc. It won't win any design awards, but you will find hearty servings at reasonable prices & good old fashioned friendly service.
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Commercial Hotel Cygnet
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Locally known as 'the bottom pub', this hotel has a cafe open for dinner & takeaway for fish & chips, burgers, etc. It won't win any design awards, but you will find hearty servings at reasonable prices & good old fashioned friendly service.
A good takeaway choice, Jacky's serves affordable & delicious food with vegetarian options. Jacky's Tasmanian scallop pies are a regional delicacy & locals will travel well out of their way to snap them up!
Jacky's Cafe
40 Mary St
A good takeaway choice, Jacky's serves affordable & delicious food with vegetarian options. Jacky's Tasmanian scallop pies are a regional delicacy & locals will travel well out of their way to snap them up!
Takeaway burgers, food & drink. Good coffee, lovely staff.
Lovett Cafe
9a Mary St
Takeaway burgers, food & drink. Good coffee, lovely staff.
Locals know it as “the top pub” because it is up the hill! This is another old-fashioned pub option in Cygnet – so old fashioned they don’t have a website! Heritage building exterior, cash withdrawals via EFTPOS & a bottle shop.
Cygnet Hotel
77 Mary St
Locals know it as “the top pub” because it is up the hill! This is another old-fashioned pub option in Cygnet – so old fashioned they don’t have a website! Heritage building exterior, cash withdrawals via EFTPOS & a bottle shop.
Established by 2018 Masterchef finalist Sarah Clare, this Portuguese inspired restaurant serves tapas style dishes sourced from locally grown ingredients & is establishing a good reputation in arts & cafe hub Cygnet
Ilha Restaurant
23 Mary St
Established by 2018 Masterchef finalist Sarah Clare, this Portuguese inspired restaurant serves tapas style dishes sourced from locally grown ingredients & is establishing a good reputation in arts & cafe hub Cygnet
This is a world-class venue with fresh Tasmanian produce from the Cannery co-op farm, great coffee & a well stocked wine bar. The only restaurant in Cygnet with water views. Stunning restoration of an old canning factory, with industrial styling & friendly staff. The menu revolves around "Dante" the huge Neapolitan wood fired pizza oven. Outdoor seating which is dog friendly. Child friendly with lots of pram space & toys + wheelchair accessible. Top pick in Cygnet!
PORT CYGNET CANNERY
60 Lymington Road
This is a world-class venue with fresh Tasmanian produce from the Cannery co-op farm, great coffee & a well stocked wine bar. The only restaurant in Cygnet with water views. Stunning restoration of an old canning factory, with industrial styling & friendly staff. The menu revolves around "Dante" the huge Neapolitan wood fired pizza oven. Outdoor seating which is dog friendly. Child friendly with lots of pram space & toys + wheelchair accessible. Top pick in Cygnet!
Wineries, Cideries & Distilleries - near Cygnet
The Huon Valley has the world's most southerly vineyards specialising in cool climate wines, fortified wines & tawny (port). We also have a fantastic cider trail using locally grown apples, pears & cherries. We also have our fair share of award winning distilleries - sample gold medal winning sheep's whey gin, safron vodka & apple spiced mead to name a few. Always ring ahead to check seasonal trading hours.
Also known as Willie Smith's Apple Shed - 5 minutes beyond Huonville (on the way back to Hobart), this groovy cider brewery, distillery, apple museum & café/restaurant with live entertainment is well worth a visit. Open 10am – 5pm Mon – Thu (kitchen closes 4pm), 10am - 9pm Fri (kitchen closes 8.30pm), 10am – 6pm Sat – Sun (kitchen closes 4.30pm).
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Willie Smith's Apple Shed
2064 Huon Highway
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Also known as Willie Smith's Apple Shed - 5 minutes beyond Huonville (on the way back to Hobart), this groovy cider brewery, distillery, apple museum & café/restaurant with live entertainment is well worth a visit. Open 10am – 5pm Mon – Thu (kitchen closes 4pm), 10am - 9pm Fri (kitchen closes 8.30pm), 10am – 6pm Sat – Sun (kitchen closes 4.30pm).
Great restaurant, cellar door sales & historic picker's huts in a beautiful vineyard setting.
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Hartzview Vineyard
70 Dillons Rd
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Great restaurant, cellar door sales & historic picker's huts in a beautiful vineyard setting.
A short drive from Cygnet, this winery is one of the most southerly vineyards in Australia with cool climate offerings a specialty.
Elsewhere Vineyard
584 Silver Hill Rd
A short drive from Cygnet, this winery is one of the most southerly vineyards in Australia with cool climate offerings a specialty.
Cellar door sales of boutique Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtztraminer & Pinot Noir available from December 2018
Two Bud Spur Vineyard
1033 Woodbridge Hill Rd
Cellar door sales of boutique Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtztraminer & Pinot Noir available from December 2018
Award winning winery & restaurant with lovely regional views, great for a special occasion.
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Home Hill Winery Restaurant
38 Nairn Road
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Award winning winery & restaurant with lovely regional views, great for a special occasion.
A restaurant/bar/pub with gorgeous views over the marina & Bruny Island. Dine in the restaurant or order from the pub counter menu. Open 7 days, lunch 12pm - 1.45pm, dinner 5.30pm - 7.30pm (no dinner Sundays or public holidays). Pub is open 11.30am – 8.15pm Mon & Tue, 11am – 9pm Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm Sun
Oyster Cove Inn
1 Ferry Rd
A restaurant/bar/pub with gorgeous views over the marina & Bruny Island. Dine in the restaurant or order from the pub counter menu. Open 7 days, lunch 12pm - 1.45pm, dinner 5.30pm - 7.30pm (no dinner Sundays or public holidays). Pub is open 11.30am – 8.15pm Mon & Tue, 11am – 9pm Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm Sun
Family-owned, multi award-winning saffron farm set on picturesque acreage, the farm shop sells saffron products including boutique distillery saffron gin.
Tas-Saff
155 Dillons Hill Rd
Family-owned, multi award-winning saffron farm set on picturesque acreage, the farm shop sells saffron products including boutique distillery saffron gin.
Parks & Nature
Protected wild bird reserve, picnic huts with BBQ/Picnic huts, good kids' playground & skate park. Boardwalks for exploring with tourist signage & interesting information.
Burtons Reserve
16 Charlton St
Protected wild bird reserve, picnic huts with BBQ/Picnic huts, good kids' playground & skate park. Boardwalks for exploring with tourist signage & interesting information.
Aboriginal Cave Shelter of the Melukerdee band of the Palawa people. A ten minutes walk from the end of the road at Coningham Nature Recreation Area takes you to a traditional coastal cave shelter. With respectful observation, it is possible to see layers of shells, bone fragments and charcoal. Nearby Coningham beach is superb with lovely views, public toilets, cute boat sheds & great for families.
Coningham Nature Recreation Area
344 Coningham Road
Aboriginal Cave Shelter of the Melukerdee band of the Palawa people. A ten minutes walk from the end of the road at Coningham Nature Recreation Area takes you to a traditional coastal cave shelter. With respectful observation, it is possible to see layers of shells, bone fragments and charcoal. Nearby Coningham beach is superb with lovely views, public toilets, cute boat sheds & great for families.
Starts at Randalls Bay Beach, ascending 200m to the summit of Echo Sugarloaf with 360 views of the mountains of Southwest National Park, Huon River, D’Entrecasteaux Channel & Cygnet township. Approximately 40 minutes each way or 4.4km return. Rare bird & animal species such as the Swift Parrot & echidnas may be sighted along the way.
Echo Sugarloaf Walking Track
69-71 Williams Rd
Starts at Randalls Bay Beach, ascending 200m to the summit of Echo Sugarloaf with 360 views of the mountains of Southwest National Park, Huon River, D’Entrecasteaux Channel & Cygnet township. Approximately 40 minutes each way or 4.4km return. Rare bird & animal species such as the Swift Parrot & echidnas may be sighted along the way.
Driving along the Channel Highway between Cygnet & Huonville, stay alert for a mountain which looks like a reclining woman with flowing long hair, locally known as Sleeping Beauty. Best seen on a fine day as she is sometimes shy & shrouds herself in cloud. Don't miss the tourist viewing stop near the intersection of Dip Rd & the A6 Huon Hwy in Lower Longley.
Sleeping Beauty Mountain range lookout point
Driving along the Channel Highway between Cygnet & Huonville, stay alert for a mountain which looks like a reclining woman with flowing long hair, locally known as Sleeping Beauty. Best seen on a fine day as she is sometimes shy & shrouds herself in cloud. Don't miss the tourist viewing stop near the intersection of Dip Rd & the A6 Huon Hwy in Lower Longley.
Arts & Culture
For a town with just over 1500 people, Cygnet's 3 art galleries ensures this little town is punching well above its weight in terms of artistic representation! There is also a small museum, weaving studio & gallery, plus many local artists displaying & selling their wares nearby. Don't miss the chance to find out more about local Aboriginal cultural history by contacting the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC) to enquire about viewing the Fanny Cochrane Smith church in Nicholls Rivulet & learning more about this remarkable woman who made the only recording of Tasmanian Aboriginal song & speech in the world.
Local art on offer including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, postcards, gift cards.
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Lovett Gallery
14 Mary St
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Local art on offer including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, postcards, gift cards.
Gallery with works for sale featuring Tasmanian artists
Huon Art
41 Mary St
Gallery with works for sale featuring Tasmanian artists
Features works from local artists for all budgets.
Richard Stanley's Studio/Gallery
7562 Channel Hwy
Features works from local artists for all budgets.
Interesting collection of historical items from the last 150 years.
Cygnet Living History Museum
37 Mary St
Interesting collection of historical items from the last 150 years.
Artist studios plus classes, workshops, exhibitions & events. Check their site for details
Balfour House Gallery
22 Mary St
Artist studios plus classes, workshops, exhibitions & events. Check their site for details
Pottery studio & wares for sale. Open 10am – 4pm 7 days. You can meet the artist in studio & have a chat about his history in Tasmania.
IAN CLARE
46A Lymington Rd
Pottery studio & wares for sale. Open 10am – 4pm 7 days. You can meet the artist in studio & have a chat about his history in Tasmania.
Located in the Fanny Cochrane Methodist Church, this property is managed by the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation. Fanny Cochrane Smith was an amazing woman who was recognised by the Tasmanian government as the last Tasmanian Aboriginal in 1889. In the same year, recordings of her singing & speech were made on the new Edison wax cylinder phonograph. These are the only recordings of Tasmanian Aboriginal song and speech & can still be heard at the National Film & Sound Archive website www.aso.gov.au/titles/music/fanny-cochrane-smith-songs/clip1/#. Viewings of the space may be arranged by appointment. www.setac.org.au
Fanny Cochrane Smith Church / Living History Museum of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Located in the Fanny Cochrane Methodist Church, this property is managed by the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation. Fanny Cochrane Smith was an amazing woman who was recognised by the Tasmanian government as the last Tasmanian Aboriginal in 1889. In the same year, recordings of her singing & speech were made on the new Edison wax cylinder phonograph. These are the only recordings of Tasmanian Aboriginal song and speech & can still be heard at the National Film & Sound Archive website www.aso.gov.au/titles/music/fanny-cochrane-smith-songs/clip1/#. Viewings of the space may be arranged by appointment. www.setac.org.au
This is a spinning and weaving studio & gallery/shop in Cygnet at the rear of the Cygnet Conservatory Cafe. The materials used are sourced from the Paddock to Garment alpaca and silk farm nearby. Studio/Gallery visits are welcomed & weaving classes are run here for those with a desire to get more hands on.
Paddock To Garment
20 Mary St
This is a spinning and weaving studio & gallery/shop in Cygnet at the rear of the Cygnet Conservatory Cafe. The materials used are sourced from the Paddock to Garment alpaca and silk farm nearby. Studio/Gallery visits are welcomed & weaving classes are run here for those with a desire to get more hands on.
Retail Therapy - In Cygnet
Homewares, fashion, jewellery, books, artisan wares, markets, gifts & more!
Homewares, giftwares & clothing sourced by stylish Frenchwoman Christine. Some lovely finds.
Near & Far
30 Mary St
Homewares, giftwares & clothing sourced by stylish Frenchwoman Christine. Some lovely finds.
New & old bookstore with an emphasis on Tasmanian authors & subjects AND Anthroposophical and Homoeopathic medicines, creams and lotions!
Southern Swan
12 Mary St
New & old bookstore with an emphasis on Tasmanian authors & subjects AND Anthroposophical and Homoeopathic medicines, creams and lotions!
Local artisan jeweller & homewares & gift shop. Some unique finds designed & custom made by Nina Lafeld.
Lanique Design
16 Mary Street
Local artisan jeweller & homewares & gift shop. Some unique finds designed & custom made by Nina Lafeld.
Vintage homewares & affordable antiques in the beautifully restored old Post Office building.
Trove
Vintage homewares & affordable antiques in the beautifully restored old Post Office building.
Good for fresh locally grown produce and health goods, pre-loved finds, live music and artisan goods like art, jewellery, and woodwork. From 10am - 2pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month for the whole year.
Cygnet Market
14 Mary St
Good for fresh locally grown produce and health goods, pre-loved finds, live music and artisan goods like art, jewellery, and woodwork. From 10am - 2pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month for the whole year.
Women's & Men's clothing, accessories & homewares. A nice looking shop in a heritage building (the old bank)
Three Twigs
20 Mary St
Women's & Men's clothing, accessories & homewares. A nice looking shop in a heritage building (the old bank)
Bags & wallets, accessories, shoes, jewellery & body products showcasing local artists.
Home & Body
10 Mary St
Bags & wallets, accessories, shoes, jewellery & body products showcasing local artists.
Pre-loved clothing, books & assorted special things.
ReFind
10 Mary St
Pre-loved clothing, books & assorted special things.
Essentials - Cygnet
Grocery stores, health food & providores, butchers, Newsagent, bottleshops, fuel, bank ATMs, post office. Always best to phone before you go to check seasonal trading hours
This is a petrol/fuel service station & mechanical repairs with very friendly service & a short exchange of pleasantries with the helpful staff in French if you wish!
BP
42 Mary St
This is a petrol/fuel service station & mechanical repairs with very friendly service & a short exchange of pleasantries with the helpful staff in French if you wish!
Post Office with banking facilities, giftwares, toys & more.
Australia Post
58 Mary St
Post Office with banking facilities, giftwares, toys & more.
Small local library with kids' section & computer access.
Cygnet Library
22 Mary St
Small local library with kids' section & computer access.
The only pharmacy in Cygnet, otherwise there are others in Huonville a 15 minute drive away.
Cygnet Pharmacy
43 Mary St
The only pharmacy in Cygnet, otherwise there are others in Huonville a 15 minute drive away.
One of two Cygnet independent supermarkets, good for convenience
Port Cygnet Grocer
6 Mary St
One of two Cygnet independent supermarkets, good for convenience
Great bank supporting the local community. ATM cash machine for cash withdrawals here.
Bendigo Bank
43 Mary St
Great bank supporting the local community. ATM cash machine for cash withdrawals here.
One of 2 petrol stations, the friendly staff will fill up your engine, give you a complimentary windscreen clean & tyre air top up. They also do Barista coffee. Great homewares store there too called Art In Use, plus there are some second hand goods for sale.
Cygnet Fuel
2 Charlton St
One of 2 petrol stations, the friendly staff will fill up your engine, give you a complimentary windscreen clean & tyre air top up. They also do Barista coffee. Great homewares store there too called Art In Use, plus there are some second hand goods for sale.
Good range of local produce & all the other small supermarket offerings.
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IGA Everyday Cygnet
28 Mary St
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Good range of local produce & all the other small supermarket offerings.
Drive through liquor store. Open 11.30am – 6.30pm Sun – Thu, 11.30am – 7pm Fri & Sat.
Cellarbrations
58 Mary St
Drive through liquor store. Open 11.30am – 6.30pm Sun – Thu, 11.30am – 7pm Fri & Sat.
Organic fresh local produce & gourmet offerings, definitely worth a visit. Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 4pm.
Cygnet Garden Larder
16 Mary St
Organic fresh local produce & gourmet offerings, definitely worth a visit. Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 4pm.
Specialising in ethical, fresh, organic, Australian grown products, with packaged Tasmanian produce perfect to souvenir. 1pm – 4.30pm Wed, Thu – 9.30am – 3pm Thu - Fri, 10am – 2pm Sun.
Heartfelt Wholefoods
36 Mary St
Specialising in ethical, fresh, organic, Australian grown products, with packaged Tasmanian produce perfect to souvenir. 1pm – 4.30pm Wed, Thu – 9.30am – 3pm Thu - Fri, 10am – 2pm Sun.
Newsagency with the usual range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, lotto plus the only place in town with a toy section. Open 7am – 5.30pm Mon – 5.30pm, 7.30am – 4pm Sat.
Cygnet Newsagency
29 Mary St
Newsagency with the usual range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, lotto plus the only place in town with a toy section. Open 7am – 5.30pm Mon – 5.30pm, 7.30am – 4pm Sat.
The local butcher store with "24-hour emergency butchering available", specialising in wood smoked ham, bacon & deli items. Open 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri, 9am – 1pm Sat, 9am – 2.30pm Sun.
Cygnet Butchery
16 Mary St
The local butcher store with "24-hour emergency butchering available", specialising in wood smoked ham, bacon & deli items. Open 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri, 9am – 1pm Sat, 9am – 2.30pm Sun.
Cygnet local butchers, fresh fish Mon & Wed. Open 6.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri.
R&D Quality Meats
38 Mary St
Cygnet local butchers, fresh fish Mon & Wed. Open 6.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri.
This Automatic Teller Machine is at the Laundromat next to the Newsagents.
Commonwealth ATM
29 Mary St
This Automatic Teller Machine is at the Laundromat next to the Newsagents.
Activities & Experiences
Always phone ahead to check seasonal opening hours.
Historic sailing club founded in 1863, the airy & contemporary clubhouse is a pleasant short walk from Cygnet township along the foreshore. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the views & mingle with locals at Happy hour 5pm Fridays. There are a variety of races on Sundays from October to April & Sailing Experiences can be booked at short notice. These 3 - 4 hour sails are designed to get people out on the water in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Port Cygnet Sailing Club
Historic sailing club founded in 1863, the airy & contemporary clubhouse is a pleasant short walk from Cygnet township along the foreshore. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the views & mingle with locals at Happy hour 5pm Fridays. There are a variety of races on Sundays from October to April & Sailing Experiences can be booked at short notice. These 3 - 4 hour sails are designed to get people out on the water in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Open from 3pm on school days, the centre offers games & other activities, including netball, indoor soccer, badminton, basketball, aerobics, dance & yoga.
Cygnet Sports Centre
19 Louisa St
Open from 3pm on school days, the centre offers games & other activities, including netball, indoor soccer, badminton, basketball, aerobics, dance & yoga.
A timetable of classes & events runs here including life drawing, yoga, tai chi, movie screenings, dance & Zumba
Cygnet Town Hall
A timetable of classes & events runs here including life drawing, yoga, tai chi, movie screenings, dance & Zumba
Alpaca and Silk spinning and weaving Studio & Gallery/Shop in Cygnet.
Paddock To Garment
20 Mary St
Alpaca and Silk spinning and weaving Studio & Gallery/Shop in Cygnet.
Italian cookery classes in a farmhouse on a 155 year old homestead using locally grown produce.
The Farmhouse Kitchen Tasmania
292 Sunday Hill Rd
Italian cookery classes in a farmhouse on a 155 year old homestead using locally grown produce.
Australia’s best known ‘tree changer’, book online for Friday feasts & farm tours with celebrity chef & TV Presenter Matthew Evans. An authentic “paddock to plate” feast experience with matched Tasmanian beer, wine, cider & spirits will cost around $165 per person & includes farm tour. Open 12.30pm – 4pm Fridays. Check out SBS TV show Gourmet Farmer shot on the farm just outside Cygnet.
Fat Pig Farm Feast
80 Dillons Hill Rd
Australia’s best known ‘tree changer’, book online for Friday feasts & farm tours with celebrity chef & TV Presenter Matthew Evans. An authentic “paddock to plate” feast experience with matched Tasmanian beer, wine, cider & spirits will cost around $165 per person & includes farm tour. Open 12.30pm – 4pm Fridays. Check out SBS TV show Gourmet Farmer shot on the farm just outside Cygnet.
Visitors are welcome at this 12-hole private course on the banks of the Huon River (6 extra tees make a total of 18 holes). Expect lush tree lined fairways, characterised by generally small, raised greens that place a premium on accuracy. Bookings are generally not required, but do check in advance in case of competitions. Visitor green fees are $20 for 9 or 18 holes & you can play until dark. The licensed club house is open Wed & Sat afternoons until 5 – 6pm.
Huon Valley Golf Club
Visitors are welcome at this 12-hole private course on the banks of the Huon River (6 extra tees make a total of 18 holes). Expect lush tree lined fairways, characterised by generally small, raised greens that place a premium on accuracy. Bookings are generally not required, but do check in advance in case of competitions. Visitor green fees are $20 for 9 or 18 holes & you can play until dark. The licensed club house is open Wed & Sat afternoons until 5 – 6pm.
Yoga Retreat - just 5 minutes from Three Beaches, this is a Bikram hot yoga studio with lovely water views. Good teachers, soulful vibe, free local organic apples afterwards! Classes are 90 minutes & held every day of the week, casual visit is $20. Check website for times
Tranquil Point
51 Chuter St
Yoga Retreat - just 5 minutes from Three Beaches, this is a Bikram hot yoga studio with lovely water views. Good teachers, soulful vibe, free local organic apples afterwards! Classes are 90 minutes & held every day of the week, casual visit is $20. Check website for times
Experience the beautiful, silky highland cows, feed the silky chickens & meet the friendly alpacas on an ATV farm tour including refreshments!
Highland Getaway, Tasmania
545 N Huon Rd
Experience the beautiful, silky highland cows, feed the silky chickens & meet the friendly alpacas on an ATV farm tour including refreshments!