Huon Cruise and Caves Tour

From cruising tranquil waterways to exploring caverns, this is a magical day experience
Hours

9

Adult

$247

Child

$175

Soak in the views as we explore the beautiful Huon Valley a mere 30 minutes from Hobart. Head underground at Hastings Caves with a specialist guide to get the low-down on the dramatic dolomite cave, one of only two of its kind in Australia. Warm up with a dip in…

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TOUR MAP

DAY TOURS-Huon Valley
Tour Highlights
Franklin with a historic boat in the foreground
Sail on the Kerrawyn

Soak in the surrounding beauty of the Huon Valley on a 90-minute cruise on the tranquil Huon River onboard the restored Tasmanian fishing ketch, the Kerrawyn.

Newdegate Cave, Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs

Step into the largest dolomite cave that is open to visitors in Australia. See spectacular stalactites, columns, shawls and stalagmites. Then warm up in a thermal-spring pool.

Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania
Wooden Boat Centre

See wooden boats being made from special timber only found in Tasmania. Learn the history of this incredible craft as you get a personalised tour of the centre.

THE EXPERIENCE

Leaving Hobart, we quickly we descend into the bucolic Huon Valley as we embark on our two hour drive. We drive through the beautiful winding roads of the Deep South as we head to our first destination, Hastings Caves.

Head underground with a specialist guide to explore the largest dolomite cave open to visitors in Australia. See spectacular stalactites, columns, shawls and stalagmites. The cave is spacious with no narrow passages, however, there are 250 stairs with handrails leading in and out of the cave.

Feeling chilly from the cave experience? Warm up in the nearby swimming pool which is fed by thermal springs. The water is 28 degrees Celsius all year so bring your towel and bathers!

After your underground experience at Hastings we drive through Geeveston as we head to Franklin – a charming historic town on the edge of the Huon River. Here you can enjoy lunch at one of the quaint eateries. We recommend Frank's Cider House and Cafe.

At your leisure, cross the road to see the beautiful timber boats, all crafted by hand, at the Wooden Boat Centre.

At 3pm, depart from the Franklin marina pier adjacent to the Wooden Boat Centre dirt carpark. Soak in the surrounding beauty of the Huon Valley on a 90-minute cruise on the tranquil Huon River onboard the restored Tasmanian fishing ketch, the Kerrawyn. Built of the finest Tasmanian timbers more than 70 years ago in the Wilson brothers yard Port Cygnet, the boat was used by the Young family as a crayfish boat for 30 years.

The Kerrawyn has been lovingly restored to its former glory to be used for fishing on the west coast of Tasmania, and now for you to enjoy!

Enjoy morning tea as we glide along the tranquil Huon River. Or if you’re feeling inspired, help hoist a sail or two!

On our way back to Hobart, we stop at the infamous Willie Smith’s Apple Shed. This rustic barn houses a cidery and restaurant alongside an apple museum. Sip on a tasting paddle (not included in price) as you learn about the Huon Valley’s history of apple growing.

We aim to get you back to Hobart around 5:30pm.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
What's also included on every TAT tour:
Passionate and knowledgeable local guide
Comfortable and air-conditioned bus transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small group sizes
What’s also included this tour:
Knowledgeable local driver and tour guide
Air-conditioned minibus
Cruising fees on the Kerrawyn River Cruise including morning tea
Admission to Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs
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