Things To See And Do
The Forest & Heritage Centre, which details the history of the timber industry in the area, is located in Geeveston.
Chainsaw-crafted statues of some of the region’s memorable personalities are dotted around town. A sportsman who has been honoured this way is dual silver-medal winning Olympian, rower Simon Burgess.
The town’s most overt symbol (it is impossible to miss as you drive through town on the Huon Highway) is the huge trunk of a Swamp Gum (eucalyptus regnans) logged in Arve Valley on 10 December 1971. A sign on the side of the trunk proudly declares that the length is 15.8 m, the girth 6.7 m, it weighs 57 tonnes and its volume 56.7 cubic metres.
The Huonville Trail, driving south from Huonville and following the left bank of the Huon River and Estuary, is rewarding. It passes through numerous small towns on the way to Recherche Bay and Cockle Creek, the most southerly point in Australia that can be reached by motor vehicle.