What to do during your stay?
Day Trips from Beaupre
Beaupre is the prefect base to enjoy day trips to Hobart, Port Arthur, Bruny Island and the South West Wilderness.
The Tasman Peninsula is a pleasant 2 hrs and 20 mins (157 km) scenic drive where you can visit the historic penal settlement of Port Arthur, the Tessellated Pavement, the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and short strolls in the Tasman National Park to see the Blow Hole and Tasman Arch.
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.
South West Wilderness Area includes the Southwest National Park, Lake Pedder, the South Coast Track, Bathurst Harbour, Melaleuca, the Hartz Mountains, Geeveston and the Arve Valley, 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. It is just under 2-hours away from Beaupre by car where you can enjoy scenic drives, picnics and short walks.
Explore our maritime heritage, rugged coastlines, nature reserves and native animals.
Explore Cygnet Bay, the Huon River and our wetland ecosystem using our kayaks; 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.
This heritage listed railway is one of the last operating bush tramways in Australia. Enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour journey alongside the water’s edge, through bush plains while listening to a history talk.
Indulge all your senses with the Huon Valleys many award-winning restaurants, crisp climate wines and art galleries.
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.
(Asian Cuisine) Sally born and bred in Beijing now calls Lymington home and organically grows her own fruit and vegetables. Learn to make hearty traditional Chinese food from stir fries, dumplings, pancakes, noodle, soup and Asian sweets. She provides bespoke private classes when requested.
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.
Travel 1.5 hrs to Cockle Creek the farthest point south one can drive in Australia. Visit the Southwest National Park within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and enjoy a variety of short and multi-day bushwalks including the end of the 82 km South Coast Track, recommended for experienced bushwalkers equipped for wilderness walking. Just head south! Stop off at Recherche Bay and enjoy its scenic beauty of deserted white beaches and turquoise waters.
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.
Cygnet also hosts a number of festivals including the “International Folk Festival” and the French “Le Cygnet Weekend”
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.