Welcome to The Southeast
As you head south the fruity hillsides of the Huon Valley give way to the sparkling inlets of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, with Bruny Island awaiting offshore. Hartz Mountains National Park is not far inland and, further south, the epic South Coast Track kicks off at magnificent Recherche Bay.
All sounding a bit French? French explorers Bruni d’Entrecasteaux and Nicolas Baudin charted much of the region’s coastline in the 1790s and early 1800s, a good decade before the Brits hoisted the Union Jack at Risdon Cove near Hobart in 1803.