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Southern Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Southern Area
Stretching from Central Tasmania to the southernmost point of the state, the region of Southern Tasmania is home to dense forests, hidden waterways and tall mountains. Explore the dense heritage listed bushlands of the region on foot or by car. Take in the vineyards and waterways from scenic drives that wind through the region’s most scenic spots.
Take a dip in the southernmost coast in Australia at Cockle Creek. Ideal for a summer swim and a picnic lunch, the coast is also home to bushland and walking tracks. Explore the best events in the wine region and the natural landscapes and attractions on the Huon Trail. Stop off at museums the whole family will love, spend the day exploring hidden caves and kick back with a glass of local wine in the evening. Autumn is apple season so bring your baskets and don’t forget your appetite, this is the perfect time to bring the family to see the many things to do in Tasmania.
The Southern region is comprised of a number of small communities including that of Maydena. Maydena is just one hour drive from Hobart and located in the heart of Southern Tasmania. Each year the region celebrates the Tiger Trail Festival in honour of the last spotted tiger, just outside of Maydena.
The Huon Show is the biggest annual event with families from all over the region making their way to Huon for amusement rides and a country-carnival experience.
With no shortage of national parks, walking tracks and the perfect skies for star gazing, Southern Tasmania is a great place to visit.
Southern Events & What's On
- Whisky and Chocolate Celebration Redlands Distillery
- Geoff Goodfellow - Australian Poet @ Bridgewater LINC Bridgewater LINC
- Shene After Dark Shene Estate
- Derwent Valley Science Expo New Norfolk High School
- Bigger Things Science Expo Huonville
- Rescue To Release Workshop Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania
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