Ideas for Exploring the Far South Tasmania
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Tahun Forrest Airwalk
Located at: Arve Rd, Geeveston TAS 7116
Known for: Enjoy spectacular views as you walk 50 metres above the riverbank. Feel the wind beneath your wings as you glide through tall forests. Discover the world’s most accessible stand of rare and beautiful Huon pines. Explore Tasmania’s spectacular wild rivers by raft or kayak.
Website: Tahun Forest Airwalk
Geeveston Visitor Centre
Located at: 15 Church St, Geeveston TAS 7116
Known for: A must do when visiting the area. Great displays and locally produced goods for sale.
- Bayview dining at the Dover RSL, of Cafe Eateries in Town
- Fishing from the Dover Wharf
- On the Dover Foreshore
- BBQ facilities
Kids Play area
Dog Friendly area
- BBQ facilities
Duck Hole Lake Walk
Located at: Creekton Road, Dover, Tasmania 7117, Australia
Known for: Walk to DuckHole Lake - Allow 1.5-2 hours. This is an easy stroll to an idyllic lake. Duckhole Lake is a flooded sinkhole that is part of the surrounding cave and karst landscape. This walk makes an enjoyable addition to a visit to the Hastings Caves or a drive along Forestry Tasmania's Arve River Forest Drive. The walk takes you through a forest of stringybarks and rainforest species such as sassafras and myrtle, and sections of tea tree swamp. The track follows a late 19th century sawmill tramway for much of the way, and remnants of the tramway can be seen.
Website: Parks Tas - Duck Hole Walk
Located at: Dover, Tasmania, Australia
Know for: Tasmanian adventure kayak tour and explore the spectacular waters of Far South Tasmania. Learn about the local history and wildlife in a comfortable kayak. No experience required. Tours daily on Port Esperance Bay, Lune River, Recherche Bay and Huon River. Book online or call Matt on 0428279002
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
Located at: 754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings TAS 7109
Known for: The Hastings Caves State Reserve offers visitors a variety of experiences, from relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal springs pool, walking in the rich forests of the reserve and, the unique experience of exploring Newdegate Cave. Both the thermal pool and the trail which leads through the surrounding forests are accessible to wheelchair users. Named after Sir Francis Newdegate, the Governor of Tasmania from 1917-1920, Newdegate Cave is the largest tourist cave in Australia which occurs in dolomite, rather than limestone. Its richly decorated chambers began forming tens of millions of years ago.
Website: Hastings Caves
Ida Bay Railway
Located at: 328 Lune River Rd, Ida Bay TAS 7109
Known for: Southern Most Steam Railway - Departing Ida Bay Station. This two hour (return) train journey travels the historic 7.3 kilometer track, which was originally used to cart limestone to ships at Deep Hole.