Hartz Mountains National Park Tasmania is a window into the south-west wilderness of Tasmania, offering views of remote mountain ranges as far as the southern coast. As well as spectacular views of a landscape which has been shaped by glaciers during past ice ages, the park offers a variety of unique features. Waterfalls tumble off the dolerite range that runs through the centre of the park and small glacial lakes dot the plateau. The park contains a wide variety of vegetation from wet eucalypt forest and rainforest through to alpine heath on the exposed mountain tops.
Ida Bay Railway
Take a step back in time with this charming journey. The two hour round trip runs from the Lune River station through buttongrass bushland to the banks of Ida Bay and then onto the old limestone pier at Deep Hole, for a beachside stop before returning to the station.
Marked bushwalking tracks lead to Southport Lagoon and the Southport Bluff Beach- take your time and a picnic and catch a later return train at your leisure!
The SUMMER TIMETABLE runs the train EVERY DAY at 9.30AM, 11.30AM, 1.30PM & 3.30PM
$25 Concession (Senior, Aged & Disability Pensions)
$15 Children aged 5 to 16
Children under 4 travel free
$70 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children 4-16)
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
The Hastings Caves State Reserve offers visitors a variety of experiences, from relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal springs pool, walking in the rich forests of the reserve and, of course, the unique experience of exploring Newdegate Cave. Both the thermal pool and the trail which leads through the surrounding forests are accessible to wheelchair users.
Named after Sir Francis Newdegate, the Governor of Tasmania from 1917-1920, Newdegate Cave is the largest tourist cave in Australia which occurs in dolomite, rather than limestone.
Its richly decorated chambers began forming tens of millions of years ago. Don't miss the opportunity to take a tour of the cave with qualified Parks and Wildlife Service guides.
This is the entry point to the Southwest National Park in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area. The South Coast Track - One of Tasmania's great bushwalks, begins here.
Cockle Creek is literally the end of the road! This is as far south as you can drive in Australia... Take a picnic lunch and hike for two hours and you'll also be as far south as you can walk in Australia!South Cape Bay, Fishers Point, the Whale Sculpture and historical information all combine at this magical spot, well worth the 1 hour drive from Dover.
This is Tasmania’s must-see forest experience, with breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling swinging bridges across the Huon and Picton Rivers, the thrill of eagle hang gliding and Tasmanian food and wine in the cafe, there’s a full day of fun for the whole family.
It all adds up to an action-packed day in the great outdoors for everyone.
Please note, the path to the Airwalk is uphill and includes around 90 steps.
This 597m walk amongst the trees gets you 20m above the ground. The highlight is the cantilever that is 48m above the river level, providing fantastic views of the forests and the junction of the Picton and Huon Rivers.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful forest ramble or are up for a more challengin hike, one of Tahune’s trails is sure to fit the bill.
St Imre Vineyard
This boutique vineyard is located on the highway just north of Dover 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 cafe which offers good coffee, cakes and tasting plates.