Huonville is a bustling town, and
it is the gateway to the Huon Valley. It is located
on the Huon River 39 km southwest of Hobart. This
small community is known for its apple orchards,
hops fields and timber industry.
Huonville was named by the French
Admiral, Bruni D'Entrecasteauxis after Captain
Huon de Kermadec, the commander of his support
More than half of Tasmania's apples
are grown in the area around Huonville. Throughout
the year Huonville produces some of Tasmania's
best fresh foods including, luscious plums, cherries,
apricots, peaches, apples, pears, honey, mushrooms
and seafood. During March the Huon celebrates
the annual Taste of the Huon festival which brings
growers together to celebrate their harvests.
It is here that Europeans discovered
the beautiful Huon Pine, a softwood that is ideal
for boat and yacht building. The timber was unfortunately
over-harvested leaving the valley almost devoid
of this famous pine. A few stands still remain
on the Huon River, which are now protected, the
commercial forests are today found along the Gordon
River in western Tasmania.
The Huon river offers visitors the
opportunity to enjoy jet boating or if you want
to enjoy a more sedate ride try a pedal boat.
Fishing is also very popular in
Huonville is also an ideal base
to explore Tasmania's magnificent southern forests,
and experience the famous Tahune Forest AirWalk,
where you can walk on a bridge through the canopy
of a mature forest high above the Picton and Huon
Huonville has a maximum average
daily temperature of approximately 12 degrees
Celsius in June and 21 degrees Celsius in January.
Huonville is easily accessed by
car along the A6 highway from Hobart.
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