Discover Launceston

Looking to visit Tasmania, while Launceston is a great place to visit, there are better destinations in Southern Tasmania.


The magical Huon Valley is just 35min south of Hobart – a magnet for those seeking the finest food and freshest ingredients Tasmania has to offer. The Huon is a cornucopia of fresh picked and hand-crafted delights, from sumptuous wines and ciders to seafood freshly plucked from pristine waters. It’s hard to drive any distance before stumbling upon another eatery or roadside stall secreted away and offering temptation after delicious temptation. The Huon is a place where mastering one’s craft is its own reward, allowing the local artists and craftspeople of towns such as Cygnet to take their time and do things properly. We recommend you do the same and stop by some of the studios and galleries. Perhaps you’ll find a precious memento or two to remind you of your time in the valley.

In the heart of the valley set on the banks of the river lies Huonville, an apple town that is the hub for the Huon Valley region. Crossing the bridge and winding your way southwards down the valley brings you to Franklin, one of the world’s last refuges for the disappearing craft of wooden boat building. Here you’ll find friendly boat builders who are only too happy to take time out from their craft to chat. But there is more to the Huon than just food and crafts with the real treasure of the valley being Mother Nature herself. Forge on to the southern edge of the valley and you’ll come across the township Geeveston, rich with pioneer heritage of logging days gone by. Geeveston is your gateway to the wonderful temperate rainforests of the Far South.

If you are looking for accommodation in the Huon Valley consider Riverfront estate