Things to Do on the Farm

Things to do on the farm

  • Come on a farm tour with me to get up close to my Highland cattle and their calves and to brush them. I'll also take you for a tour in my 6 seater ATV  to visit my friendly alpacas and silky chickens.

  • Your welcome to go for a walk around property and take lots of photos.

  • Stroll down to the Dam and Summer House (in the above photograph) to listen to the bird life and be on the lookout for the elusive platypus.

  • The biggest trout in Tasmania has been caught in the Huon River which is just below the dam featured in the above photograph. There is access to the river near the dam. You will need a fishing license with is available online.

  • If you'd like to take a swim there's a deep swimming hole in the Huon River just below the dam.

  • Your welcome to launch your Kayak in the river below and paddle down the rapids on the Huon River. Its beautiful and tranquil, although you do need to be on the lookout for the Huon Jet boat which comes up the river.

  • Take a picnic hamper with you and sit by the dam or river for a romantic setting.

  • Star gazing at night is a absolutely spectacular, with the beautiful fresh air.

  • If you'd  like to help out on the farm let me know, so you can experience a little bit of farm life. Your also welcome to ask questions about breeding Highland cattle and alpacas.

Things to Do in the Huon

Things to do in the Huon Valley.

- On your way, stop at Willie Smith's Cider House for some great ambience, cider and perhaps a bite to eat. They have live music on Friday nights.

 

- Visit the quaint township in Franklin (15 minutes south of Huonville)  and go to the Wooden Boat Centre & Boat Building school  or stop for a bite at Frank's Cider House or Huon's Little Treasures Bistro or the Aqua Grill Cafe.

 

- Take a drive to Geeveston to see the wooden carvings and the lovely township and a creative hub or artists and makers .  On a Friday or Saturday you'll find the best sushi made by Masaaki as master sushi maker.  {His food sells out fast, so you need to go from 11am}. Stop at the Geeveston Visitors centre

 

- The Tahune Forest Airwalk is located on Arve Rd, Geeveston (1 hour drive).  Its a spectacular walk in the tree tops on a swinging bridge. You'll be able to walk amongst the Huon Pine. It's open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.

- Hastings Caves (1 hour and 15 minutes drive) is a fantastic experience with its Stalagmites and  Stalactites (take a jacket as its only 9 degrees all year round inside the caves) . For swim you might like to bath in the thermal Springs swimming pool.  

 

- Bushwalk up Hartz  Mountain through the National park to see the South-west wilderness.

 

- Take a drive to Woodbridge for the waterside restaurant known as Peppermint Bay.

 

- If you'd like to try out some cheeses, visit Grandvewe Cheeses which produces its own organic cheeses.

 

- Cygnet has a great community market on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 2pm. 

- Bruny Island is a great day visit or overnight stay. It's a 40minute drive to Kettering and then a ferry ride to the island.

I highly recommend the Pennicott cruise to see the incredible sea cliffs, seals, dolphins, sea birds and migrating whales.