Huon Valley Explorer
From cruising tranquil waterways to walking on air, this is a magical day experience
Sail the beautiful Huon River on restored shipwreck, the Yukon, all the way from Denmark. Watch the mirror reflections on the tranquil waterway as you glide through peaceful countryside on this majestic ketch. Learn the fascinating history of its loving restoration on this 90-minute cruise while enjoying a morning tea…
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.
Sail on the Yukon
Jump onboard to experience this magnificent ketch that was rescued from the bottom of the harbour near Copenhagen. Soak in the views of the Huon Valley on this 90-minute cruise.
Walk in the treetops, cross a swinging bridge, see Huon pines and relish the views of the surrounding forest on this two-hour forest adventure.
This experience takes you into the bucolic Huon Valley. Just 30 minutes from Hobart, this lush valley is the heart of the Apple Isle. We stop at Franklin – a quaint historic town on the edge of the Huon River.
See the beautiful timber boats, all crafted by hand, at the Wooden Boat Centre. Learn the history of this incredible craft as you get a personalised tour of the centre.
Soak in the surrounding beauty of the Huon Valley on a 90-minute cruise on the Yukon. Built from oak in 1930, the boat was shipwrecked and retrieved from the bottom of a harbour near Copenhagen. The boat has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Enjoy morning tea as we glide along the tranquil Huon River. Or if you’re feeling inspired, help hoist a sail or two!
Next, we drive deeper into the Huon Valley, hugging the river as we wind through the countryside to Tahune Adventures.
Here, we will spend two hours exploring the forest. Walk among the treetops on the Airwalk – a steel canopy that overlooks the forest floor 50 metres below. Breathe deep as you do a forest walk and be brave as you cross the river on a swinging bridge. Follow the Huon Pine Trail and touch and smell one of Australia’s oldest living trees.
Find out how fire has affected the forest and see firsthand the natural regeneration that occurs in a forest environment.
For the thrill-seekers, there’s an optional extra to go on the Cable Eagle Hang Glider. Be whisked 250 metres across the Huon River at speeds of up to 40 km per hour.
There is an opportunity to purchase lunch at the licenced café. Enjoy local produce, Tassie wine and cider.
If you choose the extended tour, we will head to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The drive goes through temperate rainforest and sub-alpine flora and past striking glacial rock formations. At the summit you will have spectacular panoramic views of Hobart, the River Derwent, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley. It’s the perfect end to the adventure.
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