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 only a scenic 55 mins (57 km) north where you can visit the Salamanca Markets, MONA, Mt Wellington, Museums and Galleries, Festivals, and the Coal River Valley Vineyard.

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.

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; 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.

http://www.tahuneairwalk.com.au

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.

https://idabayrailway.com.au/

After exploring the area’s early maritime why not explore the Huon River aboard the ketch Yukon.

http://www.woodenboatcentre.com
https://yukontours.com.au/the-ship/
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.

Producers Tasmania’s largest range of fortified fruit ports, liqueurs and spiced apple liqueur mead http://hartzview.com.au
Homehill is open for lunch and offers their award-winning wines with a menu featuring herbs from locally sourced ingredients.
https://www.homehillwines.com.au
Kate is a gold medal wine maker producing sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Noir. http://www.katehillwines.com.au/website/home.html
Pagan Cider producers our local whole fruit cider http://www.pagancider.com.au
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 https://www.williesmiths.com.au
Stanley Studio and Gallery Award winning artist Richard Stanley is a local landscape, and seascape artist https://www.theartofrichardstanley.com.au
Enjoy a Friday Feast on Fat Pig Farm. 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. https://www.fatpig.farm
Phoenix Creations
Wisdom through Wood
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.

(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.

Take a culinary journey of the region of Puglia in southern Italy. 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.
https://www.thefarmhousekitchen-tas.com/
Take a culinary journey of the region of Puglia in southern Italy. 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. https://www.thefarmhousekitchen-tas.com/
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. https://www.ripplesartfarm.com.au/
Offers open air green wood working classes amongst tall timbers. Single or multi-day workshops are available with participants learning to use traditional tools such as a pole lathe, draw horse and other hand tools.
http://www.wisdomthroughwood.com/
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!
https://phoenixcreationstasmaniashop.bigcartel.com/
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.

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.

Drive 1 hr south and be guided through a dolomite cave, or swim in the 28-degree warm thermal springs pool. Take a stroll in the rainforest or enjoy a picnic and barbecue.
Drive 1 hr south and be guided through a dolomite cave, or swim in the 28-degree warm thermal springs pool. Take a stroll in the rainforest or enjoy a picnic and barbecue.
Port Cygnet Sailing Club
Cygnet Market
Aurora Australis
Huon Art Trail
Port Cygnet Cannery
Multi-award winning resturant, winery, live music and arts event centre
Cygnet Pottery
Sailor Seeks Horse Winery
at the Port Cygnet Cannery

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.

Cygnet also hosts a number of festivals including the “International Folk Festival” and the French “Le Cygnet Weekend”

Every Easter local artists open their studios. This interactive map shows the location and contact details of participating artists which may be available throughout your visit. http://handmadeincygnet.com/trail-map.html
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. >https://cygnetmarket.com.au/

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.

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.
https://www.elsewherevineyard.com.au/

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