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Ideally situated just a 55-minute drive from Hobart and a mere 5 minutes from the picturesque township of Cygnet​, Woodland Bay Retreat is perfectly positioned to explore the captivating wonders of the Huon Valley and Southern Tasmania. 


Winter 2024 Presented by Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo will present the Winter Feast across two weeks at Princes Wharf 1 (PW1), from Thursday 13–Sunday 16 June and Thursday 20–Sunday 23 June, showcasing the best of the best Tasmanian food, wine and spirits, alongside a surprise international guest chef, yet to be announced. 

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Willie Smith Mid Winter Festival

Friday 12th July (5pm-11pm) &  Saturday 13th July (12pm-11pm)

Willie Smith's Apple Shed Huon Valley, 2064 Huon Hwy Grove Tasmania

The Willie Smith Mid Winter Festival is a unique event held in Tasmania, centered around celebrating the region's apple heritage and drawing on pagan traditions from the cider-producing regions of south-west England. The festival is known for its vibrant celebration that includes fire, feasting, and hot cider, making it a significant cultural event in the heart of winter.

For the year 2024, the festival will take place on Friday, 12th July (5pm-11pm) and Saturday, 13th July (12pm-11pm) at Willie Smith's Apple Shed in the Huon Valley, 2064 Huon Hwy Grove, Tasmania. This edition of the festival is announced to be the final one, emphasizing the importance of attending for those who wish to experience this unique celebration for the last time.


Beaker Street 

In 2024, Beaker Street Festival will have a focal weekend of events from August 9 to 11, 2024.


The immersive program will be centred in southern Tasmania, with a Festival precinct spanning out from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart.


Delve into today’s hottest topics with a program of events, entertainment, exhibitions, and excursions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture. 


Cygnet Cycles 

E Bikes, road bikes and hybrid touring bikes available.

Located close to Woodland Bay Retreat at 46A Lymington Rd, Cygnet.


To hire a bike  simply go to their website:


Call: 0419528048



Huon River Cruises

Cruise the beautiful Huon River on a luxury wooden boat. 


The combination of stunning scenery, amazing local produce, historic wooden boats, rich local history and a passionate owner/skipper dedicated to tying it all together, make for an unforgettable experience and one of the best ways to see the Huon Valley.


Huon River Cruises, Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 0422 958 213


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