Walton House in Huonville is close to all attractions in the Huon Valley and Southern Tasmania.

The Huon Valley is packed with natural marvels as well as man made attractions. The list below highlights the best of both and we hope it helps you plan a wonderful few days.


~ Southern Tasmania's Big 4 Attractions ~
~ Wineries and Vineyards in the Huon Valley ~
Attraction     Distance from Walton House
Bruny Island Cruises Bruny Island Cruise, Southern Tasmania Bruny Island Cruises offers award-winning cruises along Bruny Island?s rugged coast in southern Tasmania.

Experience one of Australia's great environmental adventures, a thrilling three-hour tour where you will spot sea-life and coastal wildlife.

Bruny Island Cruises website.

35 minutes
Tahune Airwalk Tahune Airwalk, Southern Tasmania You can experience walking among the treetops past rare species, some found only in Tasmania, such as King Billy and Celery Top pine, myrtle, beech, blackwood and sassafras.

The walkway rises up to 48 metres above the ground and extends for around half a kilometre over the Tahune State Forest and Picton River.

Tahune Airwalk website.

35 minutes
Huon Jet Boat Huon Jet Boat, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Huon River Jet Boats offers an exhilarating ride along 12 kilometres of the Huon River. This 35-minute experience combines beautiful scenery with the thrill of white water. You?ll speed through rapids and feel the excitement of 360 degree spins and breathtaking turns. You?ll also experience the contrast of drifting along the tranquil waters of the river, seeing perfect reflections of riverside forests.

Huon Jet Boat website.

1 minute
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs Hastings Caves, Southern Tasmania Formed some 40 million years ago, these great dolomite caves were discovered in 1917 by timber workers.

You can join a Parks and Wildlife guide on a 45-minute daily tour through the large cavern. You?ll discover spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and the unusual helictites. The Cave is spacious and well-lit and there are no narrow passages.

Hastings Caves website.

50 minutes
Wooden Boat Centre Wooden Boat Centre, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Sitting on the banks of the Huon River, the Wooden Boat Centre comprises the Wooden Boat Discovery Centre and Wooden Boat School. In the Discovery Centre you can see displays interpreting the history of wooden boat building and water transport along with maritime tools and artefacts.

Wooden Boat Centre website.

5 minutes
Willie Smith's Apple Shed Willie Smith's Apple Shed,Huonville, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania In the rustic surrounds of an original apple shed built in 1942, learn about the Huon's fascinating apple heritage told through the eyes of Willie Smith. A range of delicious ciders are available at cellar door and the café serves a simple menu of the finest regional products.

2064 Main Road,
Grove, Tasmania 7109
Phone:(03) 6266 4345

10 minutes
Southern Design Centre Southern Design Centre, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Tasmanian timber furniture crafted on site. resient artisans demonstrate skills in various mediums. Arts, crafts, clothing, exquisite giftware and furniture showrooms. Enjoy a coffee or meal in the bright, warm atmoshpere of the cafe. Free entry. Open daily.

11 School Road
Geeveston TAS 7116
Phone:(03) 6297 0039

20 minutes
Ida Bay Railway Ida Bay Railway, Lune River, Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania Scenic return trip of 14km and 2 hours duration on a heritage-listed bush railway that meanders throught bushland and along the waters edge to a safe and secluded beach. Walking tracks to Southport lagoona dn Southport Bluff. Picnic and BBQ facilities at beach and station. Cafe open every day.
Phone: (03) 6298 3100
60 minutes
The Shot Tower The Shot Tower, Taroona, Southern Tasmania Built in 1870 for the production of shot, this sandstone tower rises 48 metres above the banks of the Derwent, affording spectacular views over the river. The tower is 10 metres in diameter at the base and 3.9 metres at the top. Molten lead was dropped from top to bottom of the hollow tower and its rapid descent and cooling roughly shaped it into pellets. There is a museum at the base of the tower and a tea rooms alongside. There are 259 steps to the top, but 25 landings on which to catch your breath. 20 minutes

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