Forestry Tasmania operate Tasmanian Adventure Forest experiences. One of them is in the beautiful Huon Valley. There’s lots of reasons to visit this area, but the Tahune AirWalk and the Huon River are definitely highlights.
Tasmanian Adventure – Getting Back to Nature
The township of Geeveston acts as a gateway to southern Tasmanian adventures and has a certain rugged appeal. And if you like bush-walking, you can venture into the Arve Loop Forest Reserve for an easy walk to Lake Osborne or the Arve Falls. The entrance is between Geeveston and the Tahune AirWalk.
Trees, birds, waterways, wildlife and all manner of vegetation flourish in the south. There’s a range of walking options to cater to all fitness levels. But no matter the exertion level, finding something interesting and unexpected is always a possibility on a Tasmanian adventure to the great outdoors.
Tasmanian Adventure Forest: Swinging Bridges
Add a little excitement to your bush-walking with a trip over the swinging bridges. Suspended over the Huon and Picton Rivers, the bridges are part of McKay’s Track in the Tahune Forest Reserve. Following the river banks, and then crossing as the water rushes below, is pretty exhilarating.
The feature of the area is the Tahune AirWalk: a solid steel walkway, suspended in the canopy of the trees. Boasting stunning panoramic views, you are surrounded by tall trees that include leatherwood, eucalypts and the famous Huon pines. You can also see the Hartz Mountains National Park* (Tasmanian World Heritage area).
A steel arm stretches out from the main walkway towards the junction of the Huon and Picton Rivers. Not for the faint-hearted, the cantilever is suspended almost 50 metres above ground level. We did mention Tasmanian Adventure, but it all seems fairly safe. Now I’m back on the ground, anyway!
Eagle Glide Hang Gliding
Want more from your Tasmanian adventure? How about a spot of cable hang gliding with Eagle Glide Hang Gliding, then? We had several takers in our party and they all managed big smiles before, during and after the experience. I was not one of them. Well, someone had to take the photos!!
Friend of the Tasmanian Adventure Forest
A family ticket to the Tahune AirWalk costs about $50. Since our last visit, we have discovered you can become a Friend of the Forest. This entitles you to take your (paying) interstate visitors along and receive a discount yourself.
*Fees apply for entry into national parks
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