Huon Valley Apple and Heritage Museum at Grove to discover the traditions behind the once flourishing apple orchards of the region. If fishing is your passion, don’t miss the Snowy Range Trout Fishery in the hills behind Huonville, where you can catch and barbecue your own fish on site, as well as look through the hatchery where more than 50 per cent of Hobart’s restaurant salmon and trout is sourced. In Huonville, take a thrilling jet boat ride on the Huon River. Even among the white water adventure, there’ll be time to admire this very beautiful riverscape, complete with protected Huon Pines. Examples of this now rare species, famous for the boatbuilding properties of its timber, are among the oldest living things on earth, some being more than 2,000 years old. Nearby, savour the food of the region at the Home Hill Winery Restaurant at Ranelagh. Its stunning architecture features glass vistas and rammed-earth walls. Choose from a menu of Huon Valley seasonal produce – salmon, oysters, beef, trout, lamb, fruits and vegetables, including the famed Huon Valley mushrooms – all served in a picture postcard rural setting. Beyond Huonville lies the historic township of Franklin, with its fascinating School of Wooden Boatbuilding, where you can spy on shipwrights imparting traditional skills to students from around the world.

The Forest and Heritage Centre at Geeveston is a must for anyone interested in gaining an insight into the history and practices of the State’s forest industries, not to mention an appreciation of the smell and feel of timber. Buy your tickets to the Tahune Forest Air Walk at the Centre before travelling 30 minutes in your luxury Overdrive hire car via a working forest to the AirWalk itself for a truly magical treetop experience. Thrill seekers will relish the exhilaration of the eagle gliding experience based 400metres from the Tahune Air Walk Information Centre. Fly like an eagle in a hang glider that is attached to a 220 metre cable above a 70 metre high forest and the Huon River. It’s safe and fun, and is designed to simulate the experience of being a wedge-tailed eagle.

 
 

Today, drive in comfort in a luxury hire car or sports car rental Tasmania,deep into the Hartz Mountains National Park for a range of walks and superb views. From the highest point, Hartz Peak, standing 1255 metres high, you can see east to the ocean and west into the very heart of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness World Heritage Area. Farther south, past the fishing town of Dover, are the awe-inspiring Hastings Caves. Newdegate Cave is one of the world’s great dolomite caves, containing vast chambers more than 40 million years old. After touring the caves, swim in the nearby Thermal Springs – wonderfully warm, clear, naturally occurring pure spring water maintained at 28 degrees year round. Cockle Creek, a bay of sapphire-blue water fringed with white sand, is the farthest south it is possible to drive in Australia. It’s also the start and the finish point for the challenging multi-day South Coast Track into the Southwest National Park World Heritage Area. If you haven’t the time to bushwalk in the area consider taking an unforgettable light aircraft flight from Hobart to Melaleuca, deep in this wilderness, where a hide has been established to study Tasmania’s endangered endemic orange bellied parrot.

 

 

 
 

 

 

Today, drive in comfort in a luxury hire car or sports car rental Tasmania,deep into the Hartz Mountains National Park for a range of walks and superb views. From the highest point, Hartz Peak, standing 1255 metres high, you can see east to the ocean and west into the very heart of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness World Heritage Area. Farther south, past the fishing town of Dover, are the awe-inspiring Hastings Caves. Newdegate Cave is one of the world’s great dolomite caves, containing vast chambers more than 40 million years old. After touring the caves, swim in the nearby Thermal Springs – wonderfully warm, clear, naturally occurring pure spring water maintained at 28 degrees year round. Cockle Creek, a bay of sapphire-blue water fringed with white sand, is the farthest south it is possible to drive in Australia. It’s also the start and the finish point for the challenging multi-day South Coast Track into the Southwest National Park World Heritage Area. If you haven’t the time to bushwalk in the area consider taking an unforgettable light aircraft flight from Hobart to Melaleuca, deep in this wilderness, where a hide has been established to study Tasmania’s endangered endemic orange bellied parrot.

 
 

Today, drive in comfort in a luxury hire car or sports car rental Tasmania,deep into the Hartz Mountains National Park for a range of walks and superb views. From the highest point, Hartz Peak, standing 1255 metres high, you can see east to the ocean and west into the very heart of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness World Heritage Area. Farther south, past the fishing town of Dover, are the awe-inspiring Hastings Caves. Newdegate Cave is one of the world’s great dolomite caves, containing vast chambers more than 40 million years old. After touring the caves, swim in the nearby Thermal Springs – wonderfully warm, clear, naturally occurring pure spring water maintained at 28 degrees year round. Cockle Creek, a bay of sapphire-blue water fringed with white sand, is the farthest south it is possible to drive in Australia. It’s also the start and the finish point for the challenging multi-day South Coast Track into the Southwest National Park World Heritage Area. If you haven’t the time to bushwalk in the area consider taking an unforgettable light aircraft flight from Hobart to Melaleuca, deep in this wilderness, where a hide has been established to study Tasmania’s endangered endemic orange bellied parrot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
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