On your arrival, you will find complimentary local sparkling and Tasmanian cheese platter where you might enjoy by the indoor fire or under the stars beside the outdoor fire in your very own self-contained paradise. In our fully equipped kitchen, we offer a range of kitchen condiments for use during your stay and extensive complimentary gourmet breakfast provisions for you to cook at your leisure.
In the mini bar there are some beautiful local sparkling, red and white wines that are all exclusively sourced not only from Tasmania but the gorgeous Huon Valley itself.
Nothing says I love you, I care or I am thinking of you like roses, a timeless classic bloom that is sure to melt the heart of the receiver.
Flowers are dependent on the season and nature. All pictures are examples, please contact us to create the best seasonal blooms for you.
Additional charges apply.
Whether you are looking for a birthday cake, celebration cake, or a personalised cake for a special occasion, we have it covered!
The Villa Talia team embrace the individuality of guests, gathering information to truly personalise and enhance your experience.
Additional charges apply.
Our Seafood Sensation platter is filled with fresh Australian seafood along with sauces and salad leaves. Great for special occasions. It's important order early to avoid disappointment. Due to seasonal variations the contents
of the platter differ slightly.
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Villa Talia sources the freshest of local produce for this BBQ food hamper for you to cook at your leisure on the outdoor gas BBQ.
Including: grass-fed porterhouse steak and beef/pork sausages, Willie Smith Apple Cider and fresh salads. Additional charges apply.
*Due to seasonal variations the contents of the platter differ slightly.
We work with award-winning local company Tasmanian Air Tours to provide scenic flights as well as transporting guests to our private helipad.
Additional charges apply.
At Wattle Grove, kayaks, paddles and PFD’s (life jackets) are available for hire at your own risk. Watch the weather, stay close to shore, paddle in company if possible and always wear a PFD.
At Wattle Grove, bikes and helmets are available for hire at your own risk. You are required by law to wear an approved bicycle helmet.
You’ll find mats in the bedroom wardrobes. Ideal for use out on the main front area, facing the water and mountain to complete the experience. With some early notice we can arrange for a local yoga teacher to come to Villa Talia, depending on the availability at the time of your request. Additional charges apply.
There is good shore access to the Huon River at many locations between Huonville and Port Huon, on both sides of the river. Please take note that upstream from Castle Forbes Bay, an inland waters angling licence is required. Downstream from that point, no licence is required. Try your luck for sea-run trout and escapee Atlantic salmon.
There are some wonderful walks in the Huon Valley region to suit all interests and ability levels. During your visit, you may spot some of Tasmania’s wonderful wildlife – keep an eye out for wallabies, quolls and echidnas on the ground – watch for dolphins at sea – and look up to see wedge-tail eagles, sea eagles and many other species of Tasmania’s unique birdlife.
At Villa Talia Wattle Grove, you can relax in a private red cedar sauna or soak in our outdoor bathtub while enjoying the dreamy island views.
From small producers to well-known wine merchants, you’ll be truly charmed by the expertise and passion of the winemakers you’ll meet, and, with a glass of wine in hand, you’ll connect with the truly unique nature of your destination.
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If you’ve seen Matthew Evans on the SBS program The Gourmet Farmer, you’ll know about Fat Pig Farm – it’s at Glaziers Bay, not far from Villa Talia and if you’re here on a Friday, you might like to join one of their famous Friday Feasts.
FAT PIG FARM IS HAVING A LITTLE BREAK.
The Kiln offers a unique and special dining experience. Housed in a converted barn dating back to 1862, with the addition of the oast house tower built in 1911, this restaurant provides a charming and historic ambiance. Located in Ranelagh, in Tasmania's stunning Huon Valley, and just a 3-minute drive from the main street in Huonville, it caters to families and offers a range of dining options.
Set among vineyards on a hillside above Ranelagh, an impressive rammed-earth, timber and glass building houses an award-winning winery and restaurant. Home Hill is recognised as one of Australia’s leading producers of pinot noir.
This 1942 apple packing shed in Grove is the home of Willie Smith’s award-winning cider house and distillery. Browse in the museum, see the display of heritage apples, enjoy a cider tasting, sample the delicious food and check out their Saturday morning produce market.
Near Cygnet is Australia’s southern-most cider cellar door, where you can taste the range of apple, pear and cherry ciders, as well as their limited-release seasonal blends, such as quince, blueberry, strawberry and peach. During summer from Wednesday to Sunday, The Pandemonium Cafe is also onsite, serving traditional French crepes and waffles.
At Peppermint Bay near Woodbridge you’ll discover Tasmania’s only sheep milk cheesery – meet the sheep, taste up to 15 different cheeses and enjoy a wine while viewing the whole process of cheese making and maturing.
Fully Self Contained Apartment, 2 car spaces. Enjoy beautiful views of the Huon River , very short walk to local Cafes and Restaurants.
Huon River Jet Boats offers an exhilarating ride along 12 km of the Huon River.
This 35-minute experience combines beautiful scenery with the thrill of white water. You’ll speed through rapids and feel the excitement of 360-degree spins and breathtaking turns. You’ll also experience the contrast of drifting along the tranquil waters of the river, seeing perfect reflections of riverside forests.
The Hartz Mountains National Park is at the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Tasmania. Exploring this area gets you off the beaten path and into the virtually untouched wilderness with glacier lakes and rugged mountains.
The Red Velvet Lounge is a cafe, pizza and providore in the heart of Cygnet, Tasmania. The menu here is Modern Australian, with many of the dishes prepared in a wood burning oven that dates back to the building's construction in 1912. The dining room is an eclectic collection of found objects, contemporary artwork and general interesting nick-knacks.
Cygnet Conservatory Café is open for Breakfast and Lunch serving a delicious range of meals made from locally grown produce from the Huon Valley. The menu will change regularly depending on the seasons and there are a number of specials on offer each week.
If you're visiting the Huonville, head to Lost Captain Restaurant and Taphouse (2-4 Short Street) for a cheeky cold one.
Specialty dishes need to be ordered in advance. Open everyday for lunch and dinner except Sunday lunch only.
Poolish & Co is a new venue in Cygnet’s main road which is serving excellent breads, pastries and other treats as well as coffee from nearby Beansmith roastery.
Southport Lagoon Conservation Area is a large portion of land and shallow expanse of water located on the south-east coast of Tasmania,
Found in the Huon Valley’s Far South between Southport and Recherche Bay this peaceful and remote area has been set aside for its significant history and botanical importance.
The Cygnet Folk Festival is one of Tasmania’s--if not Australia’s-- most celebrated annual folk music festivals, held every year in January. Attendees from all over the world can expect an eclectic mix of musical performers, artists dancers, local and international artisans.
Jim Chatto, renowned winemaker at Pepper Tree in the Hunter Valley, has planted his own Isle Vineyard with pinot noir at Glaziers Bay. Chatto, who has a passion for Burgundy, says: “This part of the world has the potential to be among the most exciting sites for pinot noir anywhere in Australia.”
Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes established Mewstone vineyard on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in 2011. They create expressive single site wines with a minimum of intervention in the winery. The vineyard is a former cherry orchard and with the original planting consisting mostly of pinot noir with small plantings of chardonnay, syrah and riesling. The quality of the wines has created quite a stir and is fast heading towards cult status.
Glen Huon Dairy is the working Dairy Farm for the Bruny Island Cheese Co.
Located in the Huon Valley at Glen Huon, where they have a Farm Shop and provide Farm Tours.
A great place to buy some of the Bruny Island Cheese products including its cheese, beer, freshly baked bread, fresh bottled milk, condiments, and a large range of Huon Valley produce and other hand made items.
Esperance Adventures kayaking tours are available across the Huon Valley and Far South. Options include Franklin, Dover, Southport and Recherche Bay.
Take tour to meet herd of Scottish Highland Cattle. Chance to brush and even cuddle them! Meet alpacas and fluffy chickens.
Gumboots and snack provided.
Cockle Creek is Tasmania's most southerly point accessible by road, and its history is rich with indigenous heritage and early European encounters. It was initially established as a whaling base in the early 1830s and still bears remnants of that era. You can explore the region's history while enjoying its breathtaking coastal beauty.
You’ll find Tas-Saff perched high on the hill overlooking Glaziers Bay. Tas-Saff pioneered the saffron industry in Australia in the late 1980s. Saffron is harvested each year during April and May. Tas-Saf offer free saffron gin and saffron tea tastings.
In the town’s original bank building you’ll find excellent coffee, cakes and pastries as well as artful breakfasts and lunches, all featuring fine local produce and best consumed on the deck beneath huge old cherry-blossom trees.
On the banks of the Huon at Franklin, the centre is the focal point of Australian wooden boat-building – the nose-tingling pine aroma rising from beautifully handcrafted boats under construction is a bonus. Sailing cruises on the river are a highlight.
Walk high above the forest floor on the thrilling Airwalk, with its cantilever platform overlooking the meeting place of two wild rivers; get close to a Huon pine on one of the riverside tracks; glide across the water on the Eagle Cable Hang Glider; enjoy a bouncy ride through the rapids on a raft. It’s all at Tahune Adventures Tasmania, a short drive into the forests from Geeveston.
Ranger-guided tours take you through the passages and caverns of an extensive dolomite cave system, with spectacular and cleverly-illuminated limestone decorations including stalactites, stalagmites, shawls and flowstone. Bring your bathers – the thermal pool is fed by natural springs heated deep below the surface of the Earth.
A Huon Valley winter highlight each July, the festival celebrates the region’s apple picking heritage by scaring evil spirits out of the orchards with song and the banging of metal pans! There’s plenty of feasting and cider drinking too.
Tasmania's best sushi – including fresh Tasmanian wasabi – is in sleepy Geeveston.
Gourmet sushi using locally sourced fresh produce is made by renowned sushi chef, Masaaki Koyama.
Nestled in the hills of Wattle Grove. The Farmhouse Kitchen cooking school will take you on a culinary journey of the region of Puglia in southern Italy.
Giuliana is proud to share truly traditional dishes handed down to her from generation to generation and also provides a cultural and historical background of Italian food and tradition.
A guide on the Huon Valley's top attractions, events, things to do and where to stay. Get tips from our locals on their favourite walks, places to eat, what to do, artists, makers, growers and producers. Explore the destinations, experiences, makers and growers of the Huon Valley. Meet some of our locals and learn about their love of the Huon Valley and the lifestyle it offers.
Nestled on the western shores of the Huon River and set against the panoramic backdrop of the Wellington Ranges. The three hectare vineyard was first established in 1996 and has been producing signature Tasmanian cool climate pinots since 2000. A small, older planting of two White varieties, Chardonnay and Sylvaner produce a limited special stock of a refreshing and fruit flavoured low alcohol white.
Relax, cruise and enjoy the Huon River and its sweeping surrounds. La Drone is a classic Tasmanian wooden boat, in continuous survey since 1947. She's built from Tasmanian Blue Gum, Celery Top Pine and fitted out in Tasmanian Blackwood. If you appreciate heritage wooden boats, a cruise on La Drone is sure to delight you.
Opposite the Huon River in the centre of Franklin, a cafe offering local produce prepared with a Turkish influence.
Nicely cooked lamb, burek and pies have a good taste. Delicious food is a recipe for success of this cafe, its pancakesare good.
Here you may order great tea or delicious latte.
Sail the beautiful 80 year-old Danish ketch "Yukon" in the calm waters of the Huon River
Visit Our Unique and Beautiful Huon Valley
There are so many areas to explore in the Huon Valley!
Cygnet is brimming with artists and paddock to plate food experiences.
When you are in Huonville, make sure to stop at Willie Smiths Apple Shed for a cider and Kate Hill Wines and Home Hill Winery for a pinot. Nearby in Glen Huon stop into Glen Huon Dairy for some cheese and fresh bottled milk.
Drive the furthest south you can to the end of the road at Cockle Creek and you won’t be disappointed. There are no shops or petrol stations there…but that is part of the attraction. Just beautiful sand, clear blue waters and walks into the wilderness such as the South Cape Bay Track.
Landscape Restaurant & Grill creates unforgettable dining experiences in the heart of Hobart’s Hunter Street waterfront precinct.
The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School & Farm offers paddock-to-plate cooking experiences in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan.
90 minutes from Villa Talia in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley.
The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery is located at 11A The Avenue, New Norfolk. This is a place where local and seasonal produce is celebrated and where the diner experiences a true sense of place through the food they eat.
Reservations are essential.
Italian the Tasmanian way, created by Chef Massimo Mele. Peppina embodies local culture, showcasing incredible seasonal produce and ingredients. The pared-back and uncomplicated menu draws inspiration from Italian cuisine, combined with a warm and cosy setting for the ultimate dining experience.
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