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Enchanted Woods

Enchanted Woods is a gallery and workshop situated in the Huon Valley at Castle Forbes Bay in Southern Tasmania. Castle Forbes Bay is a 15-minute drive south of Huonville (16 km) and a 45-minute drive from Hobart (64 km), with panoramic views of the Sleeping Beauty mountain range and the Huon River.
Enchanted Woods features work by resident woodturner Toni Field and other local artists. You can browse the range of individually-crafted pieces, made from Tasmanian specialty timbers including Huon pine, black heart sassafras, myrtle and blackwood.
Slabbed timber and craftwood is also for sale through the workshop.
Private B&B accommodation is also available at the Enchanted Woods - feel welcome to inspect when you visit the gallery.

4182 Huon Highway
Castle Forbes Bay, TAS, 7116

Located 1.6K from Castle Forbes Bay

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 papercraft, 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, card and scrapbooking supplies, an eclectic collection of books, gifts and homewares.
You can visit every week day, and we are only too happy to help out with Huon Trail tourist information. The Forest and Heritage 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

Village Antiques of Franklin

Village Antiques of Franklin is located in the heritage listed Bowmont Centre which started life as a bank before becoming the Huon's major hospital. We are located directly opposite the Wooden Boat Centre and the Huon River in the historic town of Franklin.
Come visit us and you will be amazed by the 16 rooms jam-packed with everything from retro to antique.

3344 Huon Highway
Franklin, TAS, 7113

Located 5.7K from Castle Forbes Bay

Wooden Boat Centre - Tasmania

The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin is a boat building school and a discovery centre under the same roof. Situated on the banks of the Huon River, Franklin is a maritime heritage township in the Huon Valley, a 45 km drive south of Hobart.
In the discovery centre you can read about the history of wooden boat building, water transport on the river and discover maritime tools and artefacts. On the guided tour through the workshop you get to see students and boatbuilders in action and the smell of Tasmania's unique boat building timbers including Huon pine, King Billy pine and Celery top pine will welcome you. On the way out have a browse in the gift shop, where you can choose from a range of nautical gifts and Wooden Boat Centre merchandise.
The Wooden Boat School offers boat-building courses ranging in length from one day to full-time certificate courses. The courses teaches traditional wooden boat-building methods and focuses on the construction of timber vessels through all stages from lofting to launch.

3333 Huon Highway
Franklin, TAS, 7113

Located 5.8K 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

Castle Forbes Bay: Events

Market at Franklin, The

The Market at Franklin is a monthly market held in Franklin 40 minutes drive south of Hobart on the last Sunday of the month from September to June (except Dec and Apr).
The Market features 30+ stalls showcasing and selling the best produce and craft of the Huon Valley.
Come along and enjoy a great market day out, and inspect the wares, crafts and fresh produce of Huon Valley's locals.
Stalls are selling seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, jams, chutney, honey, cakes, pies and olive oil, plants, seedlings and herbs, ceramic wooden and textile crafts, jewellery and alpaca products.

Event Dates
      26th Mar

3388 Huon Highway
Franklin, TAS, 7116

Located 0.6K from Castle Forbes Bay

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