What To Do

If you’re looking to do more than relax on the deck overlooking the Huon River then we are perfectly positioned to help you explore the far south of Tasmania.

With Matthew Evans’ Fat Pig Farm and the Port Cygnet Cannery close by, wonderful food has never been easier to access.

Visitors to the region will discover some of Tasmania’s freshest land and sea produce, including shellfish, salmon, apples, cider, cherries, berries and cheeses.

Regular Markets in Southern Tasmania

Visit Sailor Seeks Horse vineyard in Cradoc by appointment and taste Gilli and Paul
Lipscombe’s renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Call Paul 0418 471 120.


Also in the Valley you will find 2019 Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the year, Jim Chatto, and 2019 Young Winemaker of the Year Jonny Hughes.

Celebrations in the Huon Village Shopping Centre has a carefully curated wine list which includes a section devoted to Huon Valley producers.

The natural beauty of Southern Tasmania is globally recognised for its untouched wilderness. The Huon Valley and surrounding areas offer a wide selection of hiking trails that suit both the holiday hiker and the more experienced adventurer. See the Tastrails.com website for more information on walks in the immediate area.

There are wonderful local picnic , swimming and fishing spots within a short drive from the Hideaway.

Our concierge, who has excellent local knowledge, will be happy to tell you how to get to 7 Inch Beach, Drip Beach, Poverty Point Walk and Fossil Beach, Randalls Bay and Mickey’s Beach.

You may like to plan ahead and take part in an Italian cooking class at The Farmhouse Kitchen nearby.

Whether you are coming for a holiday, honeymoon or short escape you can set the pace you want –total relaxation or adrenaline junky – further information is available at Discover Tasmania.

Standout Attractions

Fat Pig Farm
Visit Fat Pig Farm for a home-cooked meal like no other prepared by Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans.
Sailor Seeks Horse
Visit Sailor Seeks Horse Winery at the Port Cygnet Cannery and try their renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Hartz Peak, Hartz Mountains
This 8km walk (4 hours) Hartz Peak walk provides unrivalled panoramic views of Southern Tasmania.
Scenic Drives
The Southern Trail is a journey of discovery through a region of waterways, wilderness & vineyards.

Cygnet - Your Local Village

Huon River Hideaway is located in Cradoc, a few minutes drive away from the local village of Cygnet. The town is the centre of the fruit growing Huon Valley where apple, cherry and berry orchards line the hills.

Popular among artists, musicians and those looking for alternative lifestyles, Cygnet includes several craft shops, art studios and galleries and everything you need for an extended stay including restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, newsagent, bakery, fruit shop, chemist, boutique clothing, handmade jewellery, giftshops and more. There’s also a flourishing community market held on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Annual events include the Cygnet Folk Festival, the Cygnet Sailing Regatta and Le Weekend Cygnet which celebrates the rich French history of the area.