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geckostrands Textile Artist

Geckostrands is a textile studio creating eco dyed wool and cashmere wearables. The studio is situated 1.9 km south of Franklin village overlooking the Huon River. This contemporary studio designed by the GASP architects Room 11 provides a fabulous place to interact with the artist creating the works.
You will be able to find fine merino wool scarves, cashmere scarves and hand knitted kid mohair, silk and wool wearables. Just ring Linda on 0435245119 so we can warmly welcome you into the studio, explain the process and introduce you to the distinctive smell of Eucalypts embedded into works. All created naturally, without chemicals with a sustainable process and product.

10 Kay Street
Franklin, TAS, 7113

Located 3.3K from Castle Forbes Bay


Tas-Saff, at Glaziers Bay, southern Tasmania, is Australia's first commercial saffron grower. Glaziers Bay is located in the Huon Valley, a 50-minute drive south of Hobart (70 km).
Tas-Saff is a family-owned, multi-award winning Tasmanian business. Established in 1991 on three acres of land overlooking the sea at Glaziers Bay, Tas-Saff is now a thriving commercial saffron producer and has developed a network of 40 growers throughout Australia. You can visit Tas-Saff by appointment to discover the process of growing fine quality Tasmanian saffron.
Saffron is the name given to the dried, red stigmas of the flower of the Crocus Sativus plant. It is treasured for adding flavour, colour, and aroma to food, and also has medicinal qualities. Growing and harvesting saffron is a labour-intensive undertaking. Each crocus plant produces just one flower, and each flower grows three stigmas. The plant flowers over a 35-day period in autumn and the delicate process of picking, stripping, weighing and packing the filaments is all done by hand. Around 220,000 flowers are needed to produce each kilogram of Australian saffron.

155 Dillons Hill Road
Glaziers Bay, TAS, 7109

Located 3.5K from Castle Forbes Bay

Arve Art Gallery

Ideally situated in the quaint and progressive village of Geeveston in the Huon Valley, Arve Art Gallery offers a unique, diverse and contemporary collection drawings sculptures and textiles. It is the creation of Robert and Vicki McDonald and their work is exclusively shown throughout the gallery.
With both the abstraction and definition of line, these two artists have found some common ground where their noticeably different styles become both compatible and distinct.

22 Church Street
Geeveston, TAS, 7116

Located 5.5K from Castle Forbes Bay

Makers on Church St

Makers on Church St is a vibrant, spacious and welcoming place to visit. This is a must see when visiting Geeveston which is only a 45-minute drive south of Hobart and a great stopover on your way to the well known southern tourist attractions including Hartz Mountains, Tahune AirWalk and Hastings Caves.
Filled with amazing Tasmanian woodcraft and handcrafts by people that just love to make beautiful things, including Tasmanian timber furniture, wood turned items crafted from unique timbers including huon pine, sassafras, myrtle and blackwood.
Also home to the well known handmade range of DeEmDe Trendy Kids clothing and accessories, plus amazing pape rcraft, handmade teddy bears and signs, cards, jewellery, knitting, crochet and so much more.
Our main focus is handmade - but you will also find studios stocked to the brim with clothing, wool, gym and leotard costumes, an eclectic collection of books, gifts and home wares.
You can visit every week day, and we are only too happy to help out with Huon Valley tourist information. The Visitor Centre is located across the road and you may even be lucky enough to view a platypus in Heritage Park.

14 Church Street
Geeveston, TAS, 7116

Located 5.6K from Castle Forbes Bay

Arve Forest Drive

The Arve Road follows the valley of the Arve River in Tasmania's South, with its wet eucalypt rainforest.
Along the road there are short walks ranging from a brief stroll to a 40-minute return walk. All walks are well signed.
The drive is an excellent way to get from Geeveston to the Tahune Airwalk as it gives a great insight into the history of the forest, not to mention plenty of opportunities to stop for a walk, lookout or picnic.

Arve Road
Geeveston, TAS, 7116

Located 5.6K from Castle Forbes Bay

Geeveston Visitor Centre

The Geeveston Visitor Centre, located in the impressive red brick building in the centre of town was the former Town Hall built in 1914. Open 7 days a week, knowledgeable and friendly staff provide up to date travel information, itineraries, tour suggestions and a free booking service for Geeveston, the Huon Valley, the Far South and other regions around Tasmania. Geeveston is known as the gateway to the southern forests and the Hartz Mountains National Park, the centre is a booking agent for Tasmanian National Parks passes and also provides information on walks within the region.
The Geeveston Visitor Centre contains a providore with local food, wines and ciders, a gift shop with souvenirs, books, maps and artwork by local artisans. Visitors can view a working lino-cut artist housed within the centre. A museum is located on the mezzanine floor containing local history and artifacts, particularly machinery associated with the timber industry. Visitors can also learn about the Australia's biggest trees that are located close to the township of Geeveston, purchase products from the beautiful specialty timbers of Tasmania and view an impressive two-thousand-year-old cross section of a Huon Pine tree. A platypus walk is located in nearby Heritage Park.

15 Church Street
Geeveston, TAS, 7116

Located 5.6K from Castle Forbes Bay

Art of Richard Stanley, Studio and Gallery - The

The Art of Richard Stanley, Studio and Gallery are located in Cygnet, Southern Tasmania.
The Art Gallery resides in one of the first general stores in Cygnet, circa. 1905. A vast open space with high ceilings gives room for large canvases and drawings, artworks and glass jewellery.
Meet Richard Stanley, resident artist and talk about his work. Listen to ambient music as you peruse his paintings and limited edition prints. The Gallery is located in a beautiful rural setting with mountain and river views.
Richard offers a unique experience to art and craft lovers. All work is Tasmanian produced with the majority being made on the premises by Richard himself. Works include original oil and pastel paintings, limited edition framed and unframed prints, cards and bookmarks.
Artworks are based on landscapes in Tasmania with emphasis on the South. Richard also produces dichroic glass jewellery in pendant, hanging earring, stud earring and brooch form which sells in his gallery. Richard is also a stained glass artist having done many commissions throughout Australia. You can see his work in the front entry doors of his gallery.
Cygnet is a 49-minute drive (55 km) south of Hobart.

7562 Channel Highway
Cygnet, TAS, 7112

Located 8.1K from Castle Forbes Bay

Geeveston Golf Club

Geeveston Golf Club is a nine-hole country golf club at Geeveston in the Huon Valley.
Geeveston's location in the southern forests dictate its weather pattern. It may be slightly cooler at any time of the year, so always make sure you have a warm jacket and wet weather gear.
To reach Geeveston from Hobart, take the Highway A6 to Huonville and continue through Franklin, home of the Wooden Boat School, to Geeveston.
Other phone contacts are 03 62 971959 (President/Secretary) and 03 62971341 (Board member).

Kermandie Road
Geeveston, TAS, 7116

Located 8.1K from Castle Forbes Bay

Lovett Gallery Cygnet

Located in Cygnet, Tasmania is "Lovett Gallery Cygnet" operated by the Huon Art Exhibitions Group.
HAEG is primarily a group of local artists that initially got together to support each other and organise exhibitions. They now run their own gallery 'Lovett Gallery Cygnet' to display and market the work of their members. The Gallery is located at the rear of the Town Hall, Mary St, Cygnet and open every weekend, Fridays during daylight savings and most public holidays from 1000 to 1600.
HAEG now has 120 members and coordinates a major annual exhibition - "The Huon Art Awards" as well as mini exhibitions for member artists. Works at Lovett Gallery Cygnet are constantly changing and include paintings in all genres, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Some members also produce greeting cards. Works can be viewed anytime on the website.
Many tourists and local visitors on the Huon Trail also use the visit to enjoy the cafe culture now blossoming in and around Cygnet.
Cygnet is a 50-minute drive (55 km) south of Hobart.

Mary St,
Behind the Town Hall
Cygnet, TAS, 7112

Located 8.4K from Castle Forbes Bay

Castle Forbes Bay: Events

Spring on Fat Pig Farm - Cookery Class

Join Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other.
All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for our oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining us for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons, and to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at our long table feast.
Spring makes us very happy! We love the blossoms on the fruit trees and the green shoots breaking through the dark rich soil of the vegie garden.
Spring takes its time in Tasmania's Huon Valley. The mornings are still cool and sometimes frosty but the days are absolutely glorious.
Come forage in our spring garden and enjoy practical instruction on how to make heart-warming dishes filled with the fresh green promise of spring.
At the end of the day we'll sit down to a farmhouse feast including the dishes you've created alongside local wine and wholesome farmey fare.

Event Dates
      25th Oct

Dillons Hill Road
Glaziers Bay, TAS, 7109

Located 3.3K from Castle Forbes Bay

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