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Channel and Huon

Our first stop is at the Signal Station at Mt Nelson; wonderful views and an interesting display of how ships were signalled. Then we travel on to the Australian Antarctic Division where they have a small but very interesting display about the activities at the Antarctic. Depending on time we may have a quick stop at the Margate Train with its quirky shops in the old rail carriages.

Just down the road is the Channel Heritage Museum, what a great place this is, wonderful displays depicting life in the area from the local indigenous people right through to the present day.

We then travel down through the wonderful Channel area with its special scenery to arrive in the pretty village of Kettering to visit with John at Nutpatch. What a treat this stop is, John is a true Chocolatier and loves to share his knowledge and passion, the only problem with this stop is trying to decide which ones to take home!

Not too far down the road is Grandvewe Cheese, Tasmania’s only sheep’s cheesery. Here you will receive a warm welcome from Di and her family who will explain all about making the cheese and caring for the “girls” to ensure they are healthy and happy (very spoilt sheep here!). And of course there is some wonderful cheese to sample.

Travelling over the hills, taking in spectacular scenery we arrive at the small village of Cygnet for lunch at the renowned Red Velvet Lounge. Chef Steve Crumper produces many wonderful dishes which won him the prestigious Country Style Country Chef of the Year award. Our route to our next stop takes us along both sides of the Huon River, again beautiful scenery, to arrive at our last stop to visit the amazing Apple Shed and you get to try some wonderful Willie Smith Organic Cider. The Apple Shed is fully of the apple growing industry heritage, from machines to labels, many things to explore here.