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Lunaris Gemstones

Lunaris Gemstones in the Far South of Tasmania specialises in Tasmanian minerals, jewellery and fossils.
The showroom features Tasmanian Crocoite (Mineral Emblem), unusual Tasmanian Stichtite jewellery and rare Jurassic fossil fern from the Lune River. There are Tasmanian crystals, minerals and fossils, as well as specimens from overseas. Australian facetted stones, quality Australian opal and a variety of lapidary material are available.
Admission is free to Lunaris Gemstones which is located 100 km south of Hobart, via the Huon Valley. Alongside displays of Tasmanian fossils and minerals, many of which were found by the owners, visitors can view a cabinet of fluorescent minerals. Fossicking information is provided for two local fossicking areas as well as statewide. There is a wide choice of minerals, crystals and fossils from around the world to suit beginners or the serious collector. Social and school groups are welcome and educational talks are available on the subject of local geology and the lapidary world (fee applies).
Lunaris Gemstones is only one km north of Ida Bay Historic Railway and close to Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs.
You can also find Lunaris Gemstones at their store at Salamanca Market in Hobart each Saturday or visit them online.

175 Lune River Road
Lune River, TAS, 7109

Located 5.6K from Southport

Ida Bay Railway and Cafe

Step aboard our historic WWII Diesel locomotive,
enjoy an unforgettable 2 hour journey alongside the
water's edge, through bush planes and enjoy a history
talk from your tour guide at the historic cemetery.
Once you arrive at 'Deep-hole' you will be able
to walk around a pristine white beach or even
take a walk to the Southport Lagoon
(1H 30M return - Bookings essential).
This Heritage listed railway
is one of the last operating
bush tramways in Australia!
Our cafe is the last place in Tasmania to get a great feed!
We have a diverse menu including Home-made Burgers,
Fish and Chips, Freshly ground Coffee and even some
Tasmania Valhalla Ice cream.
Our staff are passionate about the local area and
are focused on showing you the hidden gems.
We stock all the local brochures and information maps.
We can cater for groups large and small. Call us
today to arrange a custom dining menu, even an
exclusive train ride can be arranged!

328 Lune River Rd
Lune River, TAS, 7109

Located 5.9K from Southport

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs are a 90-minute drive south of Hobart.
Formed millions of years ago, these great dolomite caves were discovered in 1917 by timber workers. A Parks and Wildlife guide will take you on a 45-minute guided cave tour. You will discover spectacular subterranean formations including flow stone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and the unusual helictites. The cave is spacious and well-lit and there are no narrow passages. There are 500 stairs in total inside the cave, all equipped with handrails.
Opening hours and cave tour times vary throughout the year, so we recommend you check times before arrival. You must arrive at the Hastings Visitor Centre 20 - 30 minutes prior to your tour.
This is where you purchase tickets for cave tours or the thermal springs pool. You can swim in the warm thermal swimming pool, fed by thermal spring water. The pool temperature is a tepid 28 degrees Celsius. The pool is surrounded by forest and ferns with picnic/barbecue areas available. Change rooms, showers and toilets are available near the pool. Souvenirs and light snacks are sold in the Visitor Centre.

754 Hastings Caves Road,
Visitor Centre
Hastings, TAS, 7109

Located 8.3K from Southport

Dover Golf Club Inc

The Dover Golf Club Inc is a public golf course in Tasmania's Far South. Dover is a one-hour drive south of Hobart (81 km), via the Huon Valley.
The Dover Golf Club, Australia's most southerly golf course, is a scenic, nine-hole course featuring undulating fairways and watered greens. You can play your round here while enjoying spectacular views over Esperence Bay to Bruny Island. Two greens are bunkered, there is a dam on the sixth fairway and the coastal winds can present an added challenge. Visitors to the course are welcome - you can perhaps join in the fun on the regular chicken run - and casual course fees are paid using an honour system.
Holes: 9, Par: 68, Length: 4,634 metres Australian Course Rating: 64.

Cemetery Road
Dover, TAS, 7117

Located 11.2K from Southport

Thelma Retreat Garden

The English-style garden at Thelma Retreat is full of colour and fragrance many months of the year. Roses, lavender, lilies, bulbs, flowering shrubs, blossom and autumn colouring trees blend together with textures of foliage plants. Enhanced by a backdrop of natural bushland it provides a home for many small birds including fairy wren, robin redbreast, finches, honeyeaters, bumble bees and more. Take a walk with your camera, capture the colours, and drink in the fragrance.
A comfortable self-contained apartment is offered at Thelma Retreat for overnight or longer stays.
After being refreshed in this peaceful garden a 20-minute drive further south takes you to the Ida Bay Railway and Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool.
Open September to end of April by appointment only. Entry: $5 Adult, children free.

40 Bolton Road
Raminea, TAS, 7109

Located 11.2K from Southport

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

The Iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian lighthouse open for inspection.
The historic 1836 lighthouse towers 114m over dramatic cliff tops and coves that form the rugged Tasmanian coastline of Cape Bruny.
Tours are available with Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tours, see website for further details on this attraction.

1750 Lighthouse Road,
South Bruny
Bruny Island, TAS, 7150

Located 15.2K from Southport

Cockle Creek and South West National Park

Cockle Creek is the furthest point south that you can drive in Australia and the entry point to the South West National Park in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area. The South Coast Track, one of Tasmania's great bushwalks begins - or ends - here.
Sheltered among the tranquil cove of Recherche Bay, Cockle Creek has campsites and basic facilities but no shops or services.
A short stroll around the foreshore takes you to a whale sculpture and interpretation sign explaining the bay's whaling history.
Continue to the Fishers Point Navigation Light and Pilot Station Ruins, or take the well-marked track to South East Cape for stunning views of the Southern Ocean and Maatsuyker Island.
French explorer, Bruni D'Entrecasteaux, sailed into Recherche Bay in 1792 on a botanical expedition. The remains of a garden planted by the French were found here in 2003, resulting in the creation of a reserve to protect the area.
Cockle Creek was named after the once abundant cockles, oysters and mussels found at its mouth as it enters the sea.
Cockle Creek is a two-hour drive south of Hobart (148 km) via Geeveston.

Cockle Creek, TAS, 7109

Located 18.1K from Southport

Tru-Blu Berries and Tassie Blue Berries

Tru-Blu Berries (also Tassie Blue Berries) is a family owned Blueberry farm located at Lymington Cygnet, south of Hobart in the Huon Valley. The berry farm consists of approximately 20,000 bushes. Door sales are available from late December through to Mid Feb for Fresh Fruit and frozen are available all year round (subject to availability).
Lymington is a 40-minute drive (55 kilometres/34 miles) south of Hobart.

78 Cygnet Coast Road
Lymington, TAS, 7109

Located 25.0K from Southport

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