Dec
19
2011

Discover spectacular forests near Geeveston

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Situated to the south-west of Hobart and adjacent to lush green valleys and beautiful national parklands, Geeveston is an important stopover destination for people exploring the region's many natural highlights.

As the administrative heart of south-eastern Tasmania's timber and apple growing industries, the history and culture of the town is strongly linked to the spectacular forests that surround it.

In the town centre you will come across the Geeveston Forest and Heritage Centre, which explains the history of the area and some of its most breathtaking sights.

Geeveston is the gateway to the Arve River forests and Hartz Mountains National Park – two majestic destinations that provide visitors with amazing photography opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime.

West along Arve Road Forest Drive you will reach Tahune Forest Reserve and the unique Tahune Airwalk.

This exciting activity is a must-do on your island state adventure, offering stunning views of the vast canopy and a buzz for adventurous types who choose to walk the swinging bridges that cross the Huon and Picton Rivers.

Some of the tallest trees in the world grow in this region, along with abundant apple orchards where visitors can buy buckets of Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Crofton, Fuji and Granny Smith varieties from roadside stalls in season.

There is some excellent accommodation available in Geeveston ranging from comfortable and modern backpacker hostels (alongside the Airwalk) to affordable bed and breakfasts, making it an ideal place to base yourself for a few days as you explore this area which is so essentially Tasmanian.

You may experience slightly cooler temperatures in Geeveston than other parts of southern Tasmania no matter what time of year it is, so it is wise to have a warm jacket and wet weather gear at all times.

The Airwalk lookout and suspended gantry

Swing bridge across river

Swish shared kitchen at backpackers lodge at Tahune

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  • admin says:

    The distance to Tahune is not really a taxi distance unless you are able to settle on a day rate. The AirWalk is a 2.5 hours drive south of Hobart

  • Tencha Heimlich says:

    Can you tell me the distance from where the ships dock to the Tahune Forest Airwalk is?? And can we take a taxi?? Await your reply. Thank you in advance for your reply. Tencha

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