Tahune Forest Tasmania Travel Guide
Tahune Forest Bushfires – In January 2019 devastating bushfires swept through the Huon Valley destroying homes, farms and tens of thousands of acres of forest. Many thousands of animals were killed. The fires burned for over six weeks and did catastrophic damage to the area.
Firefighters fought to save ancient trees and the Airwalk. Sadly The Tahune Airwalk and much of the surrounding forest was destroyed, Australias largest tree Centurion was damaged but thankfully has survived the fire.
The Tahune Park Re Opened in 2020
The Tahune Forest Travel Guide gives the traveller tips and information about visiting the Tahune Forest in Southern Tasmania, Australia.
The Tahune Forest is situated 90 minutes from Hobart and is a must see when visiting southern Tasmania.
The park is set in old growth forest at the confluence of the Huon and Picton Rivers. You can wander along one of the many walking tracks amongst huge ancient trees, canoe the river or hang glide over the canopy.
The highlight of the Tahune Forest Reserve is the Airwalk, a 600-metre walkway high above the forest floor which ends in a spectacular cantilevered viewing platform suspended 50 metres above the Huon River.
The visitor centre has a cafe which is a pleasant place to refuel after exploring the park.
To get there head south along the Huon Highway to Geeveston and then follow the signs.
Open 10AM – 4pm
- Tickets acn be purchased on line of at the vistiors centre
- last ticket sold 1 hour before closing.
- Tasmanisn residents admitted free when accompanying a paying guest.
Dogs – Allowed one leash.
Camping – One night free camping with the purchse of an Airwalk ticket.
The Tahune Airwalk is an engineering marvel. A 600 metre walkway high above the forest floor and in the canopy of the ancient forest.
Tahune Airwalk Cantilever Viewing Platform
Suspended way out over the Huon River the Tahune Airwalk Viewing Platform offers stunning views of the valley, river and nearby World Hertitage listed Mountains
Tahune Forest Park Swinging Bridges
The Tahune Forest Park has two swinging bridges that are on the Swinging Bridges walk and cross the rivers Picton and Huon.
Huon and Picton Rivers
The Tahune Forest Park is at the confluence of the Picton and Huon rivers. These rivers start their journey to the sea high in the mountains.
The Tahune Forest Park is home to a number of ancient trees that tower above the rest of the canopy. The largest is named Centurion the Eucalyptus regnans tree is 100 metres tall and is one of the largest trees in the world holding the title of the tallest flowering plant and tallest hardwood tree in the world.