Huon Valley in ‘The Off Season’

Visit the Huon Valley this 'Off Season'

In Tasmania, winter is when things get wild, weird and wonderful. Let your inhibitions drop with the mercury: savour slow-cooked feasts around blazing log fires, dance wildly at winter festivals and enchant your senses in alpine realms. From cosy seclusion to cold-water invigoration – the Off Season is open to just about anything.

Check out the Huon Valley’s local Off Season winter offers, events and more…

Escape to Eden

Weather the Tasmanian winter in antiquated style at The Barn.

Your three-night farmstay begins with a cheese board and wine or port on arrival, before you settle into farm life. Spend the day exploring the property, then retreat to the self-contained barn to cook up an alfresco evening meal on the deck before cuddling-up with a book by the fire.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Wellness Escape: Winter Getaway

Immerse yourself in hot and cold therapy, sauna culture, and scenic views at Cygnet Retreat.

Indulge in a 2-night stay with a private sauna, spa and ice bath, and receive a complimentary wellness kit including all natural coffee scrub bar, face mask and lotion. Slow down and embrace self-care this winter. Book now for your rejuvenating wellness getaway.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Enriching winter wellness botanical experience

Indulge in a unique botanical distillation experience, surrounded by crackling fires. Craft your own winter elixir using herbs such as peppermint and eucalyptus, culminating in a personalised 100ml botanical blend to take home.

Afterwards, enjoy a delightful high-tea-style treat with herbal tea and meet the adorable miniature goats.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Historic Huon Valley

Immerse yourself in a two night getaway at Clifton Estate, a historical gem in the Huon Valley.

Step back in time, and revel in modern comforts, surrounded by stories of the past. Your experience will be complemented by a $50 voucher to enjoy The Kiln Eatery, on the estate’s picturesque grounds. Prepare for a moment of timeless charm and relaxation.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Sled Dog Tales

Experience an exhilarating adventure with a guided Siberian Husky sled dog ride through bush trails.

Learn the rich history of working sled dogs as you traverse narrow winding paths, feeling the rush of crisp winter air against your cheeks.

Get up close and personal with these magnificent canines during a special meet and greet session. After your thrilling ride, unwind by the campfire.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Set your inner troubadour’s love poem to music!

Let the seeds of your imagination be nurtured by Australian fine music composer Stephen Cronin with an introduction to the art of setting words to music, regardless of your current skills.

These complimentary hour-long-one-on-one workshops will be held in the dedicated art and studio space adjacent to your accommodation at DashWu Steading.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Chilled Yoga

Brave the Tassie elements and experience the refreshing breeze against your skin while completing a yoga flow amidst the lavender fields.

Followed by herbal tea near the crackling fire pits and a guided stroll through the botanical gardens on the property. Afterwards, visit the farm shop featuring products made from sustainable living practices.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Lunch & Gin @ The Kiln Eatery

Nestled in serene countryside, The Kiln Eatery invites you to indulge in a 2-course culinary adventure.

After a delightful lunch featuring locally sourced ingredients, immerse yourself in a gin tasting experience. Sample a curated selection of small-batch gins from DeQuetteville Distillery’s Garden Gin range.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Credit: Lean Timms

Private dinner at The Bowmont

Step into The Bowmont, a capitvating heritage building with a storied past.

Dress for dinner then come downstairs to the cosy former bank manager’s office – usually off-limits to guests. Enjoy an aperitif by the fire before a dinner of local Huon Valley fare, served family style.

Limited to four, this intimate affair promises a true winter treat.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Hygge in the Huon

Escape to Walton House for cosy evenings filled with warmth, comfort, and genuine connections.

Embrace the Danish concept of hygge with our Hygge library, hot chocolate by the woodfire, and heart-warming conversations.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Elevate Stay: Nordic Sauna & Contrast Therapy

This Off Season, enhance your stay with a 1-hour contrast therapy and breath session.

Experience our Nordic sauna and cold plunge barrel, guided breathwork, and contrast techniques to relax into a parasympathetic state. It’s a perfect setup to deeply enjoy Woodland Bay Retreat and Cygnet’s tranquility.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Ice Golf; Winter’s in full swing

T-off on our frozen fairways and experience unique winter fun playing ice golf at Laid Back Manor this Off Season.

We won’t tell you if you score a snowman or two, it’s just you out enjoying our private and magical winter scenery. After you tap it in on your last round, wrap up your day and get snug in your luxury accommodation for two.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Mulled cider and river cruising

For majestic mountain views on a glassy river, winter is the time to cruise the stunning Huon River.

Relax in the fully enclosed cabin of the historic timber motor cruiser LaDrone, warming up with a delicious locally produced mulled cider paired with a grazing board of Tassie produce.

As you enter the township of Franklin, you will feel like you’ve been transported back in time with the many historic buildings and boats that have graced the river for the past 150 years or more.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Winter Bonus, Longer Ride, Extra Rapid

Jet Boating in winter on the beautiful Huon River is a must-do. Experience the thrill of the cold crisp wind in your face, the many moods of the Huon over winter from still basins with magnificent reflections and a gentle flow on calm days to raging rapids with metre high pressure waves when in flood.

This Off Season join us for the opportunity to go one more rapid upriver, a section not normally navigable at any other time of year.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Nature’s warm embrace with fireside indulgence

Hunter Huon Valley was built for winter – three architect-designed luxury cabins, built surrounded by rugged Tasmanian bushland overlooking the stunning Huon Valley. Draw a bath in the deep stone tub then relax by the roaring fire with a Tasmanian whisky flight and cheese board.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Warming Winter Menu

Activating the Apple Shed venue across the winter months with Hot Spiced Cider, our famous Apple Pie, Friday night music and seasonal wintery food specials.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Sweat it out with Selena de Carvalho

Seeking warmth and wellness in The Off Season? Well look no further than our very own Elsewhere Sauna.

Read all about the unique and powerful ritual that sauna provides in this wonderful insight piece from Tourism Tasmania.

Sweat it out with Selena de Carvalho | The Off Season | Discover Tasmania

Credit: Tourism Tasmania
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