What to do during your stay?

Bruny Island
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
MONA
Port Arthur
Salamanca Market
Tasman Peninsula
South West Wilderness - Par Avion

Day Trips from Beaupre

Beaupre is the prefect base to enjoy day trips to Hobart, Port Arthur, Bruny Island and the South West Wilderness.

Hobart is a short scenic drive north where you can visit the Salamanca Markets on a Saturday, the diverse MONA Art Complex, Mt Wellington, Museums and Galleries, Festivals, and closer to the airport are the Coal River Valley Vineyards, Cheeseries, and Historic Richmond Village.

Mona

Salamanca Market

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Craigow Winery

The Tasman Peninsula is where you can visit the historic penal settlement of Port Arthur, the Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo or take short strolls in the Tasman National Park to see the Blow Hole and Tasman Arch.

Port Arthur

Tasman National Park

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

Explore Bruny Island’s artisan produce, the Neck Lookout and the beautiful South Bruny National Park. Maybe spy a white wallaby. Eco-cruise stunning coastline with a chance to spot fur seals and fairy penguins.

Bruny Island Tourism

Bruny Island Cruises

Bruny Island Cheese

Bruny Island Hotel

The South West Wilderness Area includes the Southwest National Park, Lake Pedder, the South Coast Track, Bathurst Harbour, Melaleuca, the Hartz Mountains,  Federation Peak, Strathgordon, Lake Gordon and Port Davey. It can easily be accessed by air from Hobart, either on day trips or one way for backpackers and hikers. Its eastern edge is just under 2-hours away from Beaupre by car where you can enjoy scenic drives, picnics and short walks.

Par Avion Flights

The Wooden Boat Centre
Yukon Boat Tours
Tahune Air walk
Yukon Boat Tours
Huon Jet

Explore

Explore our maritime heritage, rugged coastlines, nature reserves and native animals.

Explore Cygnet Bay, the Huon River and our wetland ecosystem using our kayaks or walk along local coastal paths, nature walks and bike tracks

Enjoy swinging bridges and a 600-metre walkway suspended above the forest canopy which ends at a spectacular cantilevered platform 50 meters above the riverbank with views extending to the mountains of the World Heritage Area.  For the more adventurous try white water kayaking or cable-controlled hang gliding.

Tahune Air Walk

Explore the area’s early ship building history and see first-hand how wooden boats are made.

The Wooden Boat Centre

The Yukon is a restored traditional 1930's wooden fishing boat.  Operating out of Frankin tours include full or part-day tours on the Huon, Lunch tours in association with Fat Pig Farm or more extended adventures to Bruny Island and Port Davey.

Yukon Tours

Weave in and out of the forest canopy and over exciting rapids and through 360 degree spins in the only white water rapids jet boat in Australia. Spot platypus and sea eagles and following winter some breathtaking snow capped mountains.

Huon Jet

Fat Pig Farm
Home Hill Winery
Huon Art
Willie Smith Cider & Distillery
Home Hill Winery
Home Hill Winery

Indulge

Indulge all your senses with the Huon Valleys many award-winning restaurants, crisp climate wines and art galleries.

Enjoy a Farm Feast on Fat Pig Farm.  TV Celebrity Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman run their 70-acre family farm in the beautiful Huon Valley, where they live and nurture food from the soil to turn into great meals for the farmhouse table.

Fat Pig Farm

Homehill is open for lunch and offers their award-winning wines with a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Home Hill Winery

Kate is a gold medal wine maker producing sparkling Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir.

Kate Hill Winery

Pagan Cider produces locally grown whole-fruit cider

Pagan Cider

Willie Smith Cider picks its apples from an orchard established in 1888. Visit the apple museum and discover the history of apple farming while indulging in locally sourced food platters over lunch or listen to live music within an old apple shed on a Friday night

Willie Smith Cider

Produces Tasmania’s largest range of fortified fruit ports, liqueurs and spiced apple liqueur mead

Hartzview

Be both awed and inspired with exquisite contemporary work by Tasmanian artists.

Huon Art

Stanley Studio and Gallery Award winning artist Richard Stanley is a local landscape, and seascape artist

Stanley Studio

Phoenix Creations
Wisdom through Wood
Ripples Art Farm
The Farmhouse Kitchen
The Farmhouse Kitchen
Paddock to Garment
Sally's Kitchen

Create

Cooking classes and art classes

Connect with your innate creativity. Create a different perspective and participate in one of the many local cooking and art classes on offer. Allow us to book classes on your behalf.

Sally was born and bred in Beijing but now calls Lymington home.  She organically grows her own fruit and vegetables. Learn how to make hearty traditional Chinese food including stir fries, dumplings, pancakes, noodles, soups and Asian sweets. She provides bespoke private classes on request.

Take a culinary journey to the Southern Italian region of Puglia. Giuliana is proud to share truly authentic dishes handed down to her from generation to generation and also provides a cultural and historical background of Italian food and traditions.

The Farmhouse Kitchen

Enjoy a 2-day weaving workshop where you learn what yarns to use for which projects, how to wind a warp, setts, how to warp the loom, and different weaving structures. You will learn how to weave with a boat shuttle and take home your own hand-woven creation.

Paddock to Garment

Just up the road is Ruth and Darren’s Art Farm who have a vision to create a property where guests can be inspired, learn and create. They offer personalised and group classes in drawing, painting and sculpting wood carving. During spring and summer enjoy a guided tour and some delectables from their organic farm.

Ripples Art Farm

Offering open air green-wood working classes amongst tall timbers. Single or multi-day workshops are available with participants learning to use traditional tools including a pole lathe, draw horse and other hand woodworking tools.

Wisdon through Wood

Located close by in Cygnet, David and Michelle offer spoon carving workshops. Dates are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate participants availability. All tools and materials are provided, and people leave with their own hand carved wooden spoon and maybe a new hobby!

Phoenix Creations

Cockle Creek
Hartz Mountain
Recherche Bay
Hastings Cave

Into the wild

Where wild mountain forests meet the Great Southern Ocean. Walk deserted beaches along quiet bays, enjoy short- or full-day treks in wilderness areas and be rejuvenated by refreshing natural beauty and quiet solitude. All of these locations are easily accessible day trips from Beaupre Cottage.

Cockle Creek is the farthest point south one can drive in Australia. Visit the Southwest National Park within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Enjoy a variety of walks around pristine bays, historic sites, or cross to South Cape Bay on the Great Southern Ocean.  Antartica straight ahead!  Stop off at Recherche Bay and enjoy its scenic beauty of deserted white beaches and turquoise waters.

Cockle Creek National Park

Be guided through a cavernous dolomite cave, or swim in the 28-degree warm thermal springs pool. Take a stroll in the rainforest or enjoy a picnic and barbecue.

Hastings Caves Sate Reserve

Hartz Mountains National Park is a window into the south-west wilderness, offering views of remote mountain ranges as far as the southern coast.

Hartz Mountain National Park

Port Cygnet Sailing Club
Cygnet Market
Aurora Australis
Huon Art Trail
Masterchef Sarah Clare (ILHA)
Cygnet Pottery

Linger locally

Cygnet, named by D’Entrecasteaux in 1793 because of the many black swans in the area is home to a highly acclaimed annual folk festival, one of the best country markets in Tasmania, a vibrant art community and award-winning eateries. The Cygnet Community Hub and Visitors Centre is located centrally in the main street at the Town Hall. Pop in and see some friendly locals who can assist in planning your stay in our diverse and fascinating area or wander across the road to the Cygnet Living History Museum.

Every Easter local artists open their studios. This interactive map shows the location and contact details of participating artists who may be available throughout your visit.

Handmade in Cygnet (Interactive directory of local artists)

Ian Clare (Pottery)

SG Emmett & Son (Cake Tins)

Olivia Hickey (Jewellery)

Bale & Bale (Furniture)

Visit the Cygnet Market on the first and third Sunday of each month. Our vibrant country market was recently voted one of the best in Tasmania where you can listen to live music while shopping for quality fresh local produce, artisan pieces, great coffee, cakes, books and enjoy a massage or a tarot reading.

Cygnet Market

Cygnet offers many award winning eating options including former Master Chef contestant Sarah Clare’s Illha Tapas restaurant which offers casual modern Australian dining with South American influences; The Conservatory Café in the Cygnet Old Bank serving a delicious range of meals made from locally grown produce from the Huon Valley; The Red Velvet Lounge with vegan options and the Lovett Café with delicious and mouth-watering burgers. There is also a choice of 2 pubs.

Ilha Restaurant

Red Velvet Lounge

Cygnet Conservatory

Some of the most southerly Australian vineyards are located on our doorstep. Visit the Else Where Vineyard just up the road and sample some stunning pinot noirs.

Elsewhere Vineyard

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