Enjoy a guided tour through the underground caverns to see magical chambers, flowstone floors and spectacular natural decorations or relax in the crystal clear Thermal Springs Pool which are a constant 28°C. There are short rainforest walks to enjoy, a café and a visitor centre onsite, along with BBQ’s and hot showers.
The Tahune AirWalk
The Huon Valley’s iconic attraction, the Tahune AirWalk is an engineering marvel over half a kilometre of steel gantries 48 metres from the forest floor where you can walk amongst the treetops and look out over the forests of Southern Tasmania. The site also includes the Swinging Bridges on Mackay’s Track – an historic track with plenty of stories which enables you to experience the Huon and Picton Rivers.
Esperance Adventures offer kayaking tours in the spectacular waters of Tasmania’s far south wilderness. There are multiple guided tours to choose from including the Lune River, Port Esperance Bay, the Huon River and Recherche Bay. No experience is necessary and tours include morning or afternoon tea.
Willie Smiths - Organic Apple Cider
Discover the history of apple farming through the eyes of the Smith family in the museum; try their delicious menu made from local, seasonal and sustainable produce, sample the cider and check out the distillery. Willie Smith’s is an easy, 25-minute drive from Hobart on the way to The Peninsula Experience.
The Dover Wharf is noted for fishing and a good feed of flathead, or squid (calamari) at night, is almost guaranteed. You can also try throwing in a line off the boat ramp or from the sandy beaches around Dover.
This outpost consists of a few shacks and a ranger station ‘as far south as you can drive in Australia’. This area is of some historical significance and is the launching place for the many famous walking tracks of Southern Tasmania, including the challenging South Coast Track that takes 5-9 days to Melaleuca in Tasmania’s rugged southwest corner. If you want to go right to the ‘end of Australia’, the walk to South Cape Bay takes about 4 hours return. Good easy walks include those to the bronze sculpture of the Southern Wright Whale along the ‘Whale Walk’ and the walk to Fishers Point.
The Tasmanian Trail
The steep gravel road on the hill above the main part of town is the southern end of the Tasmanian Trail. The Trail is 480km long and starts in Devonport on the North West Coast. It is used by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders and utilises a range of existing forestry roads, fire trails, country roads and at times crosses some private land.
The Dover Gallery and Online Centre
The Gallery is a community owned and operated enterprise situated on the main street of Dover within the Old Schoolhouse – the original schoolhouse for the district. The Gallery holds regular exhibitions, workshops and cultural activities, and the online centre is open daily providing broadband internet access and business facilities.
The Far South, particularly the area around Lune River, is renowned for precious stones and fossils. Lunaris Gemstones have them and others from around Tasmania and the world for you to browse and buy. There’s also jewellery and minerals available for sale.
The Esperance Coast Road
Discover some of the places along this scenic detour (an alternative route to the main highway) – stock up on local smoked salmon at the Huon Aquaculture Salmon Farms (Monday – Friday only), and marvel at the windswept Roaring Beach and its scenic views across the mouth of the Huon River to Bruny and Huon Island.