Nestled in an apple-growing region of the Huon Valley, Geeveston is a quaint, historic town with a thriving arts community, all set amid picturesque hills and mountains. This town of just under 1,500 inhabitants is famed for its hand-carved furniture and national park surrounds.

Geeveston's legacy began with the building of a post office here in 1876. From then, it flourished as an administrative centre for the Huon Valley's apple and timber industries. Learn about the town’s journey at the Forest and Heritage Centre, which displays photos of old Geeveston along with information boards.

Stroll by the Timber Street Sculptures to see some of Geeveston's most important characters. The hand-carved statues depict the town's pioneering founders.

Delve into the charming artistic side of Geeveston at the Makers on Church Street, where artisans produce unique jewellery, woodcraft, clothing and more. See more results of hand-working skills at the Southern Design Centre, a great place to buy furniture and gifts carved from Tasmanian timber.

Bring a picnic to Heritage Park and spend a peaceful afternoon surrounded by families and green vistas. The park is where you can take the Platypus Walk. Wait quietly at the viewing platform for the chance to snap a photo of the cute mammal.

As you explore the town, look out for The Big Log, a Geeveston icon. This gargantuan trunk was logged in the Arve Valley in 1971.

Drive to the Hartz Mountains National Park and trek into one of Tasmania's best bushwalking destinations. Spot echidnas and wallabies as you hike scenic mountain paths. Be sure to stop by the Tahune Airwalk, a lookout built onto the dramatic slopes of the Huon Valley. Follow the river to Port Huon, where you can enjoy a meal of salmon with a view of the ocean or watch the sun set from the marina.

Geeveston is a 62-kilometre (39-mile) drive southwest of Hobart. A daily bus service runs between Hobart and Geeveston, though a rented car is a more practical way to see all that this beautiful region has to offer.

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Gardens, Forests and Rivers

Top hotels in Geeveston

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cambridge House
Cambridge House
4 out of 5
2 School Rd, Geeveston, TAS
AU$145
per night
18 Oct. - 19 Oct.
4.8/5Exceptional! (109 reviews)

"Karen and her husband are wonderfully accommodating and thoughtful hosts. The room was beautiful and the beds very comfortable. I highly recommend this B&B."…"

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2019

Cambridge House
The Bears Went Over the Mountain
The Bears Went Over the Mountain
3.5 out of 5
2 Church street Street, Geeveston, TAS
4.3/5Excellent! (53 reviews)

"The cafe B&B aspect of the facility and proximity to town centre"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2019

The Bears Went Over the Mountain
SNUG BEACH CABIN AND CARAVAN PARK
SNUG BEACH CABIN AND CARAVAN PARK
2 out of 5
35 Beach Road, Snug, TAS
AU$99
per night
16 Oct. - 17 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (77 reviews)

"Quiet, peace and very good atmosphere around there, close to beach and sea."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2019

SNUG BEACH CABIN AND CARAVAN PARK

Top activities in Geeveston

The Ultimate Australia Pass
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The Ultimate Australia Pass

AU$199

Explore some of Australia’s best sights and attractions across Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Tasmaniawhile saving up to 40 percent on general admission entry with the Ultimate Australia Pass.

Tahune Adventures Admission
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Tahune Adventures Admission

AU$16

River – forest – sky – discover them all at the exciting new-look Tahune Adventures Tasmania, one of our island’s must-visit destinations. It’s a comfortable and scenic 90-minute drive south from Hobart to Tahune Adventures.

Eagle Hang Glider Experience at Tahune Airwalk
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Eagle Hang Glider Experience at Tahune Airwalk

AU$20

Glide above towering trees as you fly over the rushing waters of the Huon River on this thrilling hang-gliding adventure. Experience the gorgeous natural scenery in Tasmania as an automated glider whisks you off the forest floor, taking you across the river over 165 feet (50 m) in the air.

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise
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Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

AU$86

Australia's Best Tourist Attraction 2012, 2013, 2015 and Silver 2013, 2016 Explore the awesome rugged coastline of the South Bruny National Park in Southern Tasmania. Witness the power of the Southern Ocean on our three hour wilderness cruise along Bruny Island’s scenic coastline.

Bruny Island Overnight Explorer Including Accommodation
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Bruny Island Overnight Explorer Including Accommodation

AU$899

A personally guided small group tour with our expert island tour guide’s over 2 days. Embracing nature, wilderness, White Wallaby in the wild, dramatic sea cliff coastlines, sweeping beaches and convict heritage on the Bruny Island Food Trail.

The Ultimate Tasmania Pass
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The Ultimate Tasmania Pass

AU$120

Discover Tasmania’s best sights and attractions while saving up to 30 per cent on general admission entry with the Ultimate Tasmania Pass.