Snug is a small town about 30km south of Hobart in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel region. It was named to reflect its location in a sheltered and secluded inlet. For Tasmanian tourists looking to visit south Tasmania, Snug might also make the perfect fit for a central and convenient location.
Snug: South Tasmania
The township has a long history, dating back to the mid 1800s. North West Bay was originally a port maintained for the region’s saw milling operations. Alongside the state’s original forestry workers, settlers starting clearing land for farms and orchards to grow apples and berries.
Products were transported to Hobart by barge up the River Derwent opposite O’Possum Bay on the South Arm Peninsula. Boating enthusiasts now enjoy the scenic route and take advantage of the sheltered bay.
Future of Snug
Once an industrious centre, Snug now attracts city commuters and sea-changers. With the ever-growing satellite town of Kingston only 12km to the north along the Channel Highway, the seaside village remains surprisingly calm and quiet. However, with Tasmanian beach living at Snug still an affordable option, the expansion of the community is fairly likely.
Tranquil Beach and Snug River
For now, the tranquil town has all the basic services, while the beach and river offer an avenue for swimming, kayaking and fishing enthusiasts. There’s a tidy seaside cabin and caravan park next to the football oval; public tennis courts and a boat ramp are nearby.
South Tasmania via Channel Highway
Also drawing visitors to the area, Snug Falls Recreation Area features a waterfall which is easy to access via a walking track from the car park. Well, easy on the way down, at least! 7km further south along the Channel Highway is Kettering, home of the passenger ferry to Bruny Island.
Holiday Base: South Tasmania
By choosing Snug as a holiday base, you can comfortably…
- buy apples, raspberries, wine and seafood from the Huon Valley
- attend the Forestry Tasmania Festival at Geeveston
- visit the Tahune Forest AirWalk adventure
- dine at fine Tasmanian restaurants: Peppermint Bay at Woodbridge
- enjoy family fun at Middleton Country Fair
- climb aboard Margate Train or see model trains at Brookfield
- ride Ida Bay Railway from Lune River to Deep Hole Bay