Introducing The Southeast
The quiet harbours and valleys of the southeast have much to offer, particularly if you enjoy driving through serene, green countryside and snacking from roadside produce stores. Once the apple-shaped heart of the Apple Isle, the area has diversified into cherries, apricots, Atlantic salmon and wines, catering to burgeoning tourist traffic. Here, the fruit-filled hillsides of the Huon Valley give way to the sparkling inlets of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Bruny Island waits enticingly offshore, the Hartz Mountains National Park not far inland.
For further regional low-down see www.huontrail.org.au and www.farsouth.com.au.
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The Southeast destination guides
Gordon River Cruise from Strahan
Glide past ancient rainforests aboard the Gordon River Cruise from Strahan. With a choice of seating on this morning departure, your six-hour cruise on the Gordon River allows plenty of time to explore Strahan and surrounding area, the gateway to Tasmania's World Heritage Area.
The Overland Track
Classic walk along Tasmania's most iconic walking trail with many exciting side-trips