Take a breath and enjoy the pristine world around you...

Take one of the many walks, explore the hidden coves and pebbled waters. Wonder at the range of friendly yet shy creatures including echidnas, possums and wombats amidst untrammeled Tasmanian flora. Relax in the outdoor jacuzzi. Enjoy the regular sight of wallabies as they follow their nightly rituals adjacent to your front verandah. Use your private peninsula as a base to explore Tasmania's 'Far South' region. Local attractions include:

St. Imre Vineyard

st imre1This boutique vineyard is located on the highway just north of the town centre and grows Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and the more hard to find varieties of Ziegerrebe, Baco Noir and Gamay.

They have recently opened their cafè which offers good coffee, cakes and tasting plates.

 

The Esperance Coast Road

Discover some of the places along this scenic detour (an alternative route to the main highway) - Jackson's famous Daffodil Farm, Huon Aquaculture Salmon farms, the windswept Roaring Beach and scenic views across the mouth of the Huon River to Bruny and Huon Island.

The Tahune AirWalk

The Huon Valley's iconic attraction, the Tahune AirWalk, is approximately 45 minutes drive north of Dover, through the Southern Forests via Geeveston. The site is operated by Forestry Tasmania and consists of a Visitor Centre, Café, and the AirWalk - 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 AirWalk has 112 steps up to the viewing area, however disabled access is available.

The newest addition to the site is the Swinging Bridges at Mackays Track. This is an historic track with plenty of stories which enables you to intimately experience the Huon and Picton Rivers. It's just a one hour return trip.

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.

Fishing

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.

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

hastingsApproximately 20 minutes drive south of Dover you will discover the Hastings Experience. The crystal clear Thermal Springs Pool is a constant 28°C and there are hot showers and a BBQ. It's a wonderful place for a picnic or BBQ lunch.

The rainforest walk near the pool is a short walk suitable for the disabled, aged and the very young, particularly as platypus are often spotted in the creek. Take a guided tour through the underground caverns to see magical chambers, flowstone floors and spectacular natural decorations.

A visitor centre and café is also onsite for food, refreshments and souvenirs.

Cockle Creek

This outpost consists of a few shacks and a ranger station "as far south as you can drive in Australia", (approximately 30-40 minutes drive south of Dover). 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 through east terrain.

Good easy walks include those to the bronze sculpture of the Southern Wright Whale along the 'Whale Walk' and the walk to Fishers Point.

On your way to or from Cockle Creek, stop off at Recherche Bay and walk to historic graveyards, or see D'Entrecasteaux' Watering Place.

A National Parks Pass ($24 per vehicle or $60 for up to 8 weeks) is required to enter Cockle Creek.

Hartz Mountains National Park

This rugged park to the west of Geeveston contains spectacular terrain and is home to some very unpredictable weather. The shorter walks include those to Waratah Lookout and Keogh's Pimple. Longer walks such as those to Lake Osbourne, Hartz Peak, Lake Esperance and Hartz Lake provide excellent bushwalking and fantastic views.

A National Parks Pass is required to enter Hartz Mountains National Park.

Ida Bay Railway

idabayThis lovingly restored heritage-listed bush railway journeys through bushland and along the waters edge to a secluded beach.

The railway takes 2 hours for a return trip and travels 14km. At the beach there are BBQ and picnic facilities available and you can take a later train back to the station. There are also walking tracks to Southport Lagoon and Southport Bluff and a café open every day at the Station.

Lunaris Gemstones

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 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.

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