Explore the stunning Huon Valley of Tasmania, Australia

Libby-Jane Charleston

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While the world might have come to a grinding halt, thanks to the pandemic, life in the Huon Valley is as wonderful as ever. All it's taken is for the industrious locals to use their downtime to reimagine their businesses and launch new ventures.

From saffron gins to luxe riverside cottages to the conversion of an elegant former convent, come for a sneak peek down the valley and take a look at the latest finds. It's the most stunning part of Tasmania and, once you visit, you'll keep coming back!

All Things Wild – Tahune Adventures just got a little wilder. Not only can you Airwalk 50 meters above the river but can now hang glide or raft by ancient Huon pines on the Picton. Prefer to lace up your boots and hit World Heritage Wilderness Area trails. South Cape Track and Hartz Peak are hot right now following upgrades across a landscape that never gets old, despite its shaping by ancient glaciers

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Irresistible produce – so much delish going on it’s hard to choose between wineries, cooking schools, paddock to plate bliss, cideries or farmgate stalls. Well, we’ve found some newbies for you. Transport yourself to Italy with a host of fresh courses at The Farmhouse Kitchen then try out the new paddock to plate experience at Port Cygnet Cannery or join the locals for Friday night pizza there. Drop in on Glen Huon Dairy’s new farmgate shop or book one of their farm tours.

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Delicous & fresh produce Huon Valley

No flavors are ordinary in these parts – Tas SAFF has new saffron gin and vodka, you’ll find small batch sourdough Huon Me Crumpets at popular brekkie haunts and Willie Smith’s Apple Shed have a new distillery tour to tempt. When you’re ready for a lie down, venture to the Cygnet Old Bank where you’ll find accommodation as well as the new Paddock, Pillows & Plates experience.

Valley Creatives – don’t be surprised if you happen across the Artbox; a roving glass-front shipping container brimming with works of local artists and community projects. It’s testament to the creativity that hums across small towns and studios tucked among the trees. Get your inspiration flowing by signing up to Phoenix Creation’s latest spoon-making workshop or grab a chisel and learn from the best at Australia’s only Wooden Boat Centre, making waves with a swathe of new courses. There’s also new tours and workshops at Campo de Flori; Lisa’s creative flow spanning olives, lavender and ceramics.

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Settle In – with so much to eat, drink and explore, a day trip is never enough. There are so many new places to rest your head ranging from Villa Talia with it’s Insta-worthy outdoor bath to the dreamy Cloud River Farm luxe cottage on the river.

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Coast House Huon Valley

The Peninsula Experience offers a gorgeous Boat House with plenty of walking trails on your very own peninsula and River Run Lodge in the Far South is right on the doorstep of epic adventure. Those with a penchant for old will appreciate the church conversion of Abbey on Main and the delightful Convent Franklin restoration.

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I'm a journalist and author writing across a wide range of topics, including tech, travel, history, business/startups, relationships, beauty & fashion, British royal history, & local stories concerning Charleston, S.C (where I have a long family history on my father's side: hence my surname! ) Former HuffPost Assoc Ed, ABC TV, ATV Beijing correspondent and many more. Author of "Fatal Females." Mother of three boys: I will love them until the Statue of Liberty sits down.

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