Port Huon, Tasmania, Australia
Port Huon, once a busy trading port, is now an ideal place from which to take a cruise up the Huon. It is also the site of some of Tasmania’s increasingly successful Atlantic salmon farms. It is a short picturesque drive south of the capital city of Hobart.
Inland from Port Huon is Geeveston, known as the gateway to 1740-hectare Hartz Mountains National Park. The gravel road to the park runs through tall eucalypt forest, valleys of beech rainforest, alpine heathland and rocky mountain tops. Arve Falls, before Hartz Peak, where the Arve River drops suddenly is worth a stop. At the end of the road, a number of walks of varying degrees of difficulty are marked out, including a rugged one to Hartz Peak which can take up to five hours return. Walkers should be prepared for sudden changes in weather.
Things to see and do
* Huon River Cruise
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 500 approx
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The port of Hobart is within walking distance of the city centre and features waterfront pubs, fish punts and restaurants.
Transport Links - Hobart is serviced by Hobart International Airport which is 15km from the city centre and offers flights to and from most Australian capital cities.
Buses are available from Hobart.