Day Trips

The Riverfront is a great spot to base your touring and sightseeing in Southern Tasmania.

The Discover Tasmania website provides the following useful information for visitors to Southern Tasmania:

The following destinations make for great day trips when based at the Riverfront:

  • The Tasman Peninsula
    Includes Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore the sea cliffs and wildlife on a cruise, it’s well worth it!
  • Richmond & The Coal Valley
    Richmond town, wineries and lovely countryside.
  • New Norfolk
    Drive up river to the town of New Norfolk, explore the antique shops and even venture a little further to Mt Field and Russel Falls.
  • Bruny Island
    Drive down the d’Entrecasteaux channel and take your car on the ferry to Bruny Island. Explore this wonderful island and great beaches.
  • Huon Valley
    The apple centre of Tasmania! Explore the Huon River, pick up some crisp apples from the roadside stalls, and visit the Tahune Airwalk.

Key towns of Hobart and Surrounds

The following guide is taken from Discover Tasmania

  • Bothwell – gateway to the central highlands for fishing and walking.
  • Bruny Island – towering sea cliffs and just a 20-minute ferry ride from Kettering.
  • Cockle Creek – where the South Coast Track begins or ends.
  • Cygnet – centre of fruit growing in the Huon Valley.
  • Derwent Bridge – gateway to the Western Wilderness.
  • Doo Town – a town with a dour sense of humour.
  • Dover – explore the southwest wilderness and Hartz Mountains National Park.
  • Dunalley – where the Tasman Peninsula begins.
  • Eaglehawk Neck – sea cruises and Pirates Bay.
  • Geeveston – the Forest Heritage Centre and Tahune Airwalk.
  • Hamilton –you can still find crofter cottages or grand old farm houses built by Scottish farmers .
  • Hobart – Tasmania’s capital where you can experience history, the arts and a relaxing city life.
  • Huonville – centre for Tasmania’s apple and stone fruit industry, and the southern forests.
  • Kempton – the streetscape, with its inn, church and shops, is very much as it was in the 19th century.
  • Kettering – vibrant artisan culture and the Bruny Island ferry departure point.
  • New Norfolk – the centre of the hop growing area with a traditional village square.
  • Oatlands – a pretty colonial town about 84 kilometres north of Hobart.
  • Port Arthur – the most evocative and best preserved site of a colonial penal settlement in Australia.
  • Richmond – on the banks of the Coal River a 30-minute drive from Hobart.
  • Sorell – a good place for fuel and provisions before driving north to the east coast or south to the Tasman peninsula.
  • Taranna – home of the Tasmanian Devil Park.
  • Woodbridge – perfect place for a cruise and lunch at Peppermint Bay.