Bakehouse Distillery

Business Details From the heart of the cool temperate rainforests of lutruwita/Tasmania and a home based distillery on lyluequonny country/Dover, we have re-imagined the concept of a local spirit.Featuring the fragrant sassafras as the dominant flavour underpinned by native pepper and some locally grown cherries and citruses this Australian sugar cane based alcoholic beverage is […]

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Dover Community Hub

Business Details Information hub for visitors and locals at Southgate in Dover. Brochures, maps and information on attractions, where to stay and where to eat. Locally made art, craft and other goodies for sale. Run by friendly volunteers. Opening hours Monday 10:00 AM  – 02:00 PM  Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed Friday 10:00 AM  – 02:00 […]

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Dover RSL & Ex-Servicemen’s Club

Business Details The Dover RSL is the social heart of Dover, with a wide range of facilities to welcome locals, tourists and travelers alike. The bar, restaurant and bowling green enjoy wonderful views over Port Esperance Bay and Adamson’s Peak beyond.  The club is open everyday from midday and stays open ‘until late’, except Saturdays […]

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Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs Visitor Centre

Business Details The Visitor Centre is the first point of call for all visitors. Here you can purchase cave tour and thermal pool tickets and learn about the unique values of the area from the helpful staff and interpretation displays. Food is also available at the Visitor Centre. Update on opening during COVID-19  BOOKINGS ARE […]

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Huon Aquaculture

Business Details Huon Aquaculture has been growing salmon and ocean trout in Tasmania for over 30 years. The southern region is one area which creates the perfect environment for us to grow happy, healthy fish. The different water sources and environmental conditions allow us to mirror the natural life-cycle of salmon, as well as providing […]

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Cambridge House B & B

Business Details Cambridge House, nestled in Huon Valley, Geeveston Town, is a heritage-listed establishment built circa 1870 by town builder, John Geeves. Featuring five rooms to accommodate ten guests, it embodies the philosophy of Shinrin-Yoku or Japanese “forest bathing”. Redesigned in November 2021, it now stands as a retreat through both stay and food, inspired […]

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Driftwood Cottages

Business Details Relax and unwind…Driftwood cottages provide luxury waterfront accommodation in the heart of Tasmania’s Far South. Choose from our large range of accommodation, from waterfront studios, one and two bedroom cottages right through to absolute luxury with private jacuzzis and exclusivity. All accommodation at Driftwood is fully self-contained and overlooks the beautiful Port Esperance […]

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Esperance Landing

Business Details Luxury accommodation with absolute waterfontage.Esperance Landing is a truly exclusive experience for your private romantic getaway or group retreat. Located on the waterfront at Brooks Bay, This brand new 3 bedroom house is on the Esperance Coast Road, between the townships of Dover and Geeveston. Immerse yourselves in your own private hot tub […]

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Fair Winds

Business Details Beautifully appointed new home with stunning views over the Huon River.  For those seeking luxury in a serene setting…Fair Winds offers stunning accommodation with astonishing water views from every aspect.  Gourmet kitchen…expansive living with cosy wood fired heating…3 luxurious bedrooms and two bathrooms. Your own private beach…throw in a line or explore your […]

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Ocean View Cottages

Business Details These two modern, fully self-contained cottages are ideal for families or small groups. Both feature fully equipped kitchens with dishwasher, flat screen LCD television and wireless broadband internet access. Each cottage has a large deck and private barbecue, with expansive views across Esperance Bay and the islands of Faith, Hope and Charity. Ocean […]

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Oyster Shack

Business Details Self-contained studio with ample space and stunning views of Hastings Bay, nestled in the foothills of Adams Peak in Far South Tasmania. The perfect accommodation for a relaxing bush retreat – close to Hastings thermal pool and caves, or for fishing, kayaking or bushwalking around our beautiful property and the surrounding areas. The […]

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River Run Lodge

Business Details Experience the many treasures of the Far South from a tranquil wilderness setting on the shores of the Esperance River. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the special River Run Lodge hospitality. Our quality linen, on site concierge services and exceptional design are only part of the story. Take a look at our site […]

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Business Details Rock Lobster is a beautifully appointed 3 or 4-bedroom holiday home, ideal for adult getaways to stunning Southport and featuring a private hot tub under the stars! Overlooking Southport’s beautiful bay, with views all the way to Bruny Island, Rock Lobster offers the perfect base to explore Tasmania’s Far South. Stroll across to […]

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Sea Eagle

Business Details This property offers the perfect beachside getaway. Situated overlooking the waters of beautiful Roaring Bay and just five minutes from the lovely village of Dover, Sea Eagle Sands is stylishly appointed with all the comforts of a home away from home. Ideal for one or two couples or a family, this special property […]

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Business Details Whether you want to relax with a good book in front of the log fire or burn some energy diving, fishing, bushwalking or simply taking long evening walks along one of the local beaches, this house has been set-up to cater for everyone. This is a new addition to the Southport short-stay scene […]

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Smugglers Rest

Business Details Smugglers Rest has a choice of one- and two-bedroom beachside apartments. Facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, ensuite bathroom and laundry. The open-plan units have reverse cycle heating and cooling and there is a television and VCR in the living area. The units are surrounded by gardens and have an outdoor barbecue […]

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Southern Forest Accommodation

Business Details Welcome to Southern Forest Accommodation. Home to the Cottage on our 43 acres forested property and Elements – Lady Bay, an off-grid house overlooking the southern d’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island.Located in Southport, Tasmania’s Far South, we provide relaxing and comfortable places to stay for anyone enjoying a quiet getaway in a natural […]

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Southport Hotel and Caravan Park

Business Details Australia’s southern most hotel, set in a picturesque seaside town of Southport, Tasmania. Situated on 12 acres of native bush land, and less than 1km from the beach, the park offers a range of accommodation including self contained units, cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites. The park is pet friendly, with a camping […]

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Tall Trees

Business Details Step off the beaten path…and off the grid…Take the time to revel in the tranquil beauty of Hastings Lagoon. Set in quiet forested surrounds, Tall Trees provides a spacious, modern sanctuary with a stunning outlook over Hastings Bay. Just 10 minutes from Southport and 20 from Dover… close enough and yet remote from […]

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The Peninsula Experience

Business Details Exclusivity and luxury…set on a private peninsula overlooking the fishing village of Dover and D’Entrecasteaux Channel- 250 acres of, wilderness, wildlife and water.  Choose from two superb accommodation options, each boasting absolute privacy and sublime luxury:  the majestic Peninsula House, the ultimate retreat for up to 3 couples, or the stunning new waterfront […]

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Hastings Caves

Business Details Update on opening during COVID-19 / Spring 2020  BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL Bookings for cave tours will be taken by phone, with payment by credit card. Numbers are currently limited to 8 people per tour. Hastings Caves can be contacted on 03 6298 3209. For opening and tour times, check the Parks and Wildlife […]

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Lunaris Gemstones

Business Details Retailers in rare Jurassic fossils, minerals and gemstones. Our showroom is stocked with locally found fossils and gemstones from the Lune River gem-fields, including rare fossil ferns and woods, remnants of an Early Jurassic forest. Also, various-coloured agates, jasper and onyx. Minerals andcrystals from other parts of Tasmania are featured and are for sale, alongside overseas […]

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Tides Reach

Business Details This stunning self-catering accommodation is located on Dover Bay. Step outside of this charming cottage and you are on the white sands of Pottery Beach. The ideal romantic retreat…or getaway for one or two couples, with two queen bedrooms and an unsurpassable outlook over the bay!  Spacious living area and a gourmet kitchen […]

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Majestic Adamson’s Peak provides a dramatic backdrop to the township of Dover and picturesque Port Esperance with its three islands – Hope, Faith and Charity. Once a convict probation station (est. 1845), now a popular seaside destination and main service centre for the area, Dover‘s main industries are tourism, aquaculture, fishing, orcharding and forestry. In […]

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Geeveston (25 minutes drive south of Huonville, 1 hour from Hobart) is the gateway town into the southern forests. Made famous as the location of the filming of the television series Rosehaven. A good stopping place on your way to Tahune Airwalk and Hartz Mountain National Park. This small timber town is named after the […]

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Located 104 kms. south west of Hobart, the sheltered settlement of Southport skirts a bay that opens south-east, to the Great Southern Ocean. This bay was part of the indigenous Lyluequonny (Pangherninghe) people’s country. The aboriginals travelled this area, venturing north from Recherche Bay and round to the west coast in milder weather. In 1792 […]

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Lune River

The Lune River begins its journey abruptly, in the headwall of a glacial valley in the Southern Ranges. From these headwaters, the river travels down through forested slopes, before meandering across button-grass plains, reaching sea-level near the Lune River bridge, with the water now affected by tidal flow. From this bridge, the river steadily broadens […]

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The original Hastings town was located at Hastings Bay, the large waterway on your left just before the turn-off to Hastings Caves. Established in 1868, Hastings preceded Lune River as a site  for settlement. Both arose principally around timber-getting, with many miles of tramways giving  access to the extensive forests – mostly eucalypt. Hastings once had […]

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Cockle Creek

Cockle Creek enters the sea at the southern end of Recherche Bay and is Tasmania’s most southerly point accessed by road. Middens in the region speak of the aboriginal presence here, well before  Europeans arrived, and the encounters between the indigenous people, the Lyluequonny, and the early  French explorers in 1792-93 has been well-documented. Initially established […]

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Recherche Bay

This area has gained notoriety in recent years as the first meeting place between Bruni D’Entrecasteaux 1772/73 expedition and the original inhabitants – the Lylequonny. Studying native flora, fauna, geology, maritime navigation, charting waterways, and creating rudimentary vegetable gardens, the French, after some initial cautionary interaction, succeeded in establishing amicable cross cultural exchanges with the […]

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The Far South is an ideal destination for the bushwalker. We offer a great range of walks from easy to strenous, along beautiful sandy beaches, through temperate rainforest, on tarn-studded alpine moors and dolerite peaks. Bushwalking in the Far South can be enjoyed all year round. South Cape Bay This is one of Tasmania’s iconic […]

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On The Water

Far South Tasmania offers watery adventures and relaxing experiences of the highest quality. Sea Kayaking  The Far South’s coastlines and waterways are a fantastic place for kayaking and canoeing. Take a gentle paddle in the quiet bays of Dover and Southport, venture inland on the Lune, Esperance or D’Entrecasteaux River or follow the spectacular coastline. […]

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Far South Events Events bring local residents together, as well as showcasing all the Far South has to offer those from further afield. Whether you’re a local or a visitor make sure you experience Far South Tasmania’s unique events. Dover Market Monthly Market in Dover. For more information click the following link: Read more Geeveston […]

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Suggested Itineraries

Far South Itineraries Far South Family Fun 5 days/4 nights This family friendly itinerary will keep the kids happy and engaged. Highlights include a Treasure Hunter Kayak Tour, Gemstone Fossicking, Caves, Rockpools, a Sinkhole and Eagle Hanggliding. Click HERE to view the itinerary. Far South Adventure 3 days/2 nights This 3 day itinerary takes in some of […]

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