Huonville sits on the banks of the wide Huon River, surrounded by orchards, farms and mountains.
Set at the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the town is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania's far south.
At the heart of Tasmania’s original apple-growing region, this bustling town is unsurprisingly a treat for those who enjoy fine produce. The surrounding area produces smoked and fresh salmon, honey, mushrooms, apples, stone fruit, pears, olives, saffron, wines and plenty of cider.
Willie Smith’s Apple Shed pairs the Huon Valley’s famous apple-growing story (check out the apple wall featuring more than 390 apple varieties) with its own cider and restaurant. The nearby town of Ranelagh features the twin treats of the Summer Kitchen Bakery, known for its baked goods, and the Ranelagh General Store – there’s nothing general about those burgers.
Huonville is a 35min drive (38km) south-west of Hobart.
- Taste premium cool-climate wines at one of the nearby wineries on the Southern Wine Trail.
- The Tasmanian Cider Trail includes four cider houses around Huonville.
- Drive farther south and stroll through the canopy of a mature forest high above the confluence of the Picton and Huon rivers on the Tahune Airwalk.