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The small hamlet of Cygnet lies between the beautiful D'Entrecasteaux Channel on one side and the majestic Huon River on the other. The town is the centre of the fruit growing Huon Valley where apple, cherry and berry orchards line the hills.

Popular among artists, musicians and those looking for alternative lifestyles, Cygnet includes several craft shops, art studios and galleries. You can see their works firsthand in a meet the maker experience on the Cygnet Art Trail. 

There's also an award-winning winery, Hartzview Vineyard at Gardners Bay. As well as great wine, their Heritage Pickers Hut Village will let you experience the home of orchard workers and their families, and Italian prisoners of war in the early 1900s.Cygnet is a 50-min drive (55 km) south of Hobart.

Local tips

  • Try the local, fresh, hand-crafted chocolates available in the old bank building