Just a 40 minute drive from Hobart and you'll find yourself in the Huon Valley. Dotted with serene waterways, rugged coastline and dramatic wilderness, it's a place for adventure, relaxation, and great food and drink. Here's a selection of our favourite things in and around Franklin. 


PLACES TO STAY

Backpackers, Caravan Parks and Camping
Little Devil Backpackers
Huon Valley Backpackers
Franklin Caravan Park and Camp Ground, ph: 03 6264 0300
Huon Valley Caravan Park and Camp Ground

Hotels / Bed & Breakfast
Riverview Cottage 
Rose Cottage, ph: 03 8942 0441
Whispering Spirit
Grand Hotel Huonville, ph: 03 6264 1004
Castle Forbes Bay House (B&B and self-contained options) 
Donalea B&B
Kermandie Hotel

Self Contained
The Edge Apartments, Franklin
House share, call Lois Coggins ph: 0436 865 899
Airbnb options

EAT + DRINK

Frank's Cider Bar - you're in the land of the apples! Explore the cellar door in the converted St John's Church Hall, with great food and coffee available too!

Home Hill Winery - Award winning wine by Rosemary & Terry Bennett. Drop in for tea or coffee, enjoy a cellar door tasting or stay for a lunch that celebrates Tasmania's heritage.

GETTING THERE / GETTING AROUND

Tassie Link offers bus services from Hobart to Franklin. Take the 711 or 712 buses to Dover or Geeveston. Details here

Hiring a car is a great way to get around and explore the state's southern region. 

ACTIVITES

Tahune Airwalk offers a beautiful walk amongst the treetops. If you're feeling more adventurous try a bike ride or Cable Hang Glide. Tahune Airwalk offers accommodation as well as food and drink. 

Cygnet Market is held on the first and third Sunday of every month. Enjoy the town's renowned creativity, character and local produce. 

Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs Newdegate Cave is the largest tourist cave in Australia and began forming tens of millions of years ago. Have a dip in the relaxing thermal waters at the springs pool, and look for platypus on surrounding walks. 

 

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