Going west to the Huon Valley, you will find acres of orchard and soft fruits, and the Huon River. Nearby is the Forest and Heritage Centre in Geeveston, which showcases Tasmanian timbers.
The Hartz National Park is then only a short drive, with the opportunity for a range of short or extended walks.
Further south from the Huon Valley is the fishing port of Dover, and then Hastings Caves and thermal pool for a warm and relaxing dip.
At the ‘end of the road’ is Cockle Creek, which is as far south as you can drive in Australia.
The area is dotted with little treasures, forest walks and beach exploration, wines to taste and food to savour, artists and artisans with local craftwork, kayaks to paddle, sails to set, jet boats for thrills and if you time your visit well, local festivals. And then at the end of the day, ‘home’ to a crackling log fire, a glass of Pinot, your favourite CD, TV show or DVD. The rest is up to you!
Bruny Island Charters: brunycharters.com.au
Roaring Forties Kayaking - Kettering: roaringforties.com.au
Inverawe Gardens - Margate: inverawe.com.au
Woodbridge Hill Handweaving Studio and Gardens - clearnetworks/~handweaving/
Grandvewe Cheeses - Birchs Bay: grandvewe.com.au
Snug Falls - Snug
Coningham Beach - Coningham
Mermaid Cafe and Bruny D'Entrecasteaux Visitor Centre - Kettering mermaidcafe.com.au
Fleurtys Cafe - Birchs Bay: fleurtys.com.au
Oyster Cove Inn - Kettering: oystercoveinn.com.au
Peppermint Bay - Woodbridge: peppermintbay.com.au
There are also many other attractive restaurants in Kingston or at Kingston Beach.