Welcome to Huon Valley


The Huon Hwy traces the Huon River south, passing the settlements of Franklin, Castle Forbes Bay and Port Huon. These were once important shipping ports for apples, but nowadays the old wharves and packing sheds are decaying like old fruit. Nearby Ranelagh is an agricultural hub, while strung-out Franklin is the oldest town in the Huon Valley. The wide, reedy riverscape here is one of Australia’s best rowing courses.


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$403.19 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Heli Jet Boating Thrill

Take a flight in our Turbine powered Bell Jet rangers, AS350B3 Squirrel, AS355 Twin Squirrel or EC130 B4  Eurocopter.Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your centrally located Hobart accommodation to our base at the airport. Before taking flight, take part in a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your 150 minute scenic flight and Jet boat tour down the Huon River.Taking off from our base at Hobart Airport, we take flight high over the city and Hobart’s waterfront, with stunning views of the picturesque Derwent River, the Tasman bridge and Hobart CBD. Mt Wellington provides the backdrop to Hobart and the views from the mountain towards the city offer magnificent photo opportunities. We then land at Huon River Jet Boats for an exhilarating ride 12km down the Huon River. This jet-boating trip offers all the best thrills that come with this experience with 360-degree spins, white water rapids and breathtaking turns. A great way to learn about the Huon Valley as your guide will provide commentary along the way.  Included in this experience is Morning or Afternoon Tea. Life jackets are provided. Come prepared with a jumper or jacket. Bring your sunglasses and camera. After the boat ride your helicopter will take you back to the Hobart base. We offer complimentary pick up and drop off to all Hobart hotels, subject to availability. Your friendly pilot will provide a running commentary along the way pointing out all the major attractions and entertaining stories. Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)Please note our complimentary transfers to and from your accommodation are subject to availability.

$362.87 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Home Hill Winery Helicopter Tour

Take a flight in our Turbine powered Bell Jet rangers, AS350B3 Squirrel, AS355 Twin Squirrel or EC130 B4  Eurocopter.Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your centrally located Hobart accommodation to our base at the airport. Before taking flight, take part in a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your scenic flight over picturesque Hobart waterfront and the CBD, with captivating views of Mt Wellington, the Tasman Bridge and the Derwent River, finally landing at Home Hill Winery in the Huon Valley.With stunning views of the surrounding vines, pastures, livestock and mountains, Home Hill Winery is a country retreat where guests enjoy the quiet peacefulness of this paradise away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant and a wine tasting at the cellar door.Flights depart from our Hobart Airport base. We offer complimentary pick up and drop off to all Hobart hotels, subject to availability. Your friendly pilot will provide a running commentary along the way pointing out all the major attractions and entertaining stories. Please note: lunch is not included in this price. Duration: 3 hours (40 minutes flight time approx.)Please note our complimentary transfers to and from your accommodation are subject to availability.

$131.95 Private & Custom Tours

Private Huon Valley and Tahune Airwalk Day Trip

Times flexible for Cruise Ship Schedules.Your driver guide will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle at 9:00am. Take a private personalized tour to the Huon Valley. Travel through Huonville and follow the contours along the Huon River, then head inland to Geeveston, the gateway to the forest. Make your way on to Tahune Adventures Tasmania including the Airwalk and experience the thrill of a tall trees walk, 20-meters above the ground. Lunch at Tahune Airwalk before continuing on to Franks Cider Bar and Cafe for free Cider tastings. Winding your way through the valley to Home Hill Winery for wine tasting, before returning to your accommodation in Hobart.