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Geeveston is a small township nestled in the lower reaches of the scenic Huon Valley. It has a strong apple growing and forestry heritage and today caters for travellers exploring the nearby forests, Hartz Mountains National Park, and Picton and Huon rivers.

Surrounded by rolling hills and the nearby mountains of the Hartz Mountains National Park, Geeveston has a range of shops, eateries and local attractions and a main street full of hand-carved timber sculptures of famous locals.

Apple orchards grow in the lush green valleys nearby and during autumn visitors can buy buckets of Pink Lady, Crofton, Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Fuji apples from roadside stalls.

There's also a creative community of artists and makers who sell their wares on the main street and at a regular market.

West of Geeveston is the Tahune Forest Reserve and the popular Tahune Airwalk. Here you can walk amongst the treetops past rare species found only in Tasmania. The walkway rises up to 48 metres above the ground and extends for around half a kilometre over the Tahune State Forest and Picton River.

Geeveston has bed and breakfast, lodge and backpacker accommodation.

Geeveston is a 1-hr drive (60 km) south of Hobart.

Local tips

  • Stop in Geeveston on Friday or Saturday for some of the best sushi in the country, made by master sushi maker Masaaki, combining masterful experience with the freshest local ingredients
  • Bushwalk to the summit of Hartz Peak in the Hartz Mountains National Park and see the south-west wilderness in all its beauty