Things to see in the Huon Valley

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 Huon Valley and far south of Tasmania.

The Huon Valley is a taste sensation with rich, fertile soil and a good water supply.

Well-known Australian chefs Analiese Gregory, Matthew Evans, Masaaki Koyama, and Sarah Clare are all based in the area. 

Farmgate stalls and farmer’s markets abound.  Fresh local produce includes shellfish, salmon, apples, cherries, berries, hazelnuts, chestnuts, potatoes, saffron, olive oil, mushrooms, honey, truffles, culinary lavender, award-winning cheeses, and pork, beef, and lamb.

Wood-fired, baked organic bread and pastries are a specialty. 

Regular Markets in Southern Tasmania

For more Delicious Tastes of the Huon.

The area’s cool climate and high sunshine hours make it a perfect region for complex, high-quality pinot noir and chardonnay and smaller quantities of riesling, shiraz, pinot gris, and some rare varietals are grown.  

Highly awarded wineries include Sailor Seeks Horse, Chatto Wines, Mewstone Wines, Kate Hill’s Wines, Home Hill Wines and Marco Lubiana’s Wines.

Renowned craft cider producers include Pagan Cider, Willie Smith, Franks and Simple Cider.

There is also a growing number of vodka, gin and beer producers in The Valley.

Bakehouse Distillery in Dover is making the worlds first sassafras spirit.

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 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.

Slow down, take a deep breath and relax. Let the sunrise and sunset guide your days. Stay up late counting stars.

It is time to make those special memories, moments you’ll hold forever. Once the Huon Valley has cast its spell you will never want to leave. 

Welcome to the Huon Valley

Standout Attractions in the Huon Valley

Fat Pig Farm
Matthew Evan is well known for being the host of the television show Gourmet Farmer. Discover upcoming events at Fat Pig Farm.
Sailor Seeks Horse
Award winning winemakers Gilli and Paul Lipscombe produce renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at this tiny vineyard. For tastings visit Sailor Seeks Horse Winery.
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 charming and historic village of Cygnet.

Apple orchards once covered all rolling hills you pass and if you look closely, you’ll see old steam engines, barns, pickers huts, packing sheds and original brick dehydrating kilns.

Remnants of old wharves are still in many of the bays. 

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, grocers and a newsagent. 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.