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Southern Tasmania Weekend Break

From $600.00 * AUD

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The Huon Valley is only a short drive south of Hobart. You can be landing in the early evening and be at your accommodation within an hour and a half. This short trip suits a weekend or weekdays and is for anyone wanting to explore this fascinating region just beyond Hobart. 


Day 1 Flight to Hobart. Your journey starts in Hobart where you’ll pick up your hire car and drive south to Dover (about 90 minutes). On the way you'll follow the high pass to Huonville and continue south where the road and the Huon River run side by side. Overnight, Driftwood Cottages. Dinner in Dover, own expense.

Day 2 After a breakfast hamper, you drive north along the beautiful Huon Valley to Franklin for your River to Rainforest day trip. Here you’ll Meet Tasmanian ship-builders carrying on centuries-old craft traditions; enjoy a sail on the Huon River’s glassy-calm waters; visit the cider bar, café and museum for lunch and cider tasting; and explore the rainforest and the world famous airwalk at Tahune. Overnight at Driftwood Cottages. (B)

Day 3 After a breakfast hamper, you have the day to explore as you wish. Dover is a short distance from Hastings Caves, the Ida Bay Railway and Cockle Creek, the southernmost point you can drive to in the whole of Australia. (B) It's little more than an a 90 minute drive back to the airport, so if you wish, can even take in MONA before catching your onward flight.


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Set on the picturesque Port Esperance Bay in Dover, Driftwood Cottages are high quality self catering accommodation designed to make the most of the stunning waterways of Tasmania's Huon Valley and far south. The cottages boast spectacular views over the bay and mountains and are within a short walk of town facilities. 



  • Two night’s B&B (continental breakfasts provisions) accommodation at Driftwood Cottages in Dover;
  • Two days hire car in a small to medium standard vehicle;
  • One day River to Rainforest day self-drive trip. 



  • Travel to and from Tasmania
  • Lunches and evening meals.
  • Hire car fuel and any other personal expense not listed in inclusions


From $600.00 * AUD

Is twin share based on standard twin share accommodation at Driftwood Cottages.   

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