How to Get to Cygnet and What to Do There

Where is Cygnet?

Cygnet is located just 55 km (about 50 minutes drive) south of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia’s beautiful southerly island state.

How to Get to Cygnet

You will need to take a flight, or catch a ferry from the mainland of Australia.


Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways operate domestic flights daily to Hobart.

We recommend that you book early and save hundreds of dollars by taking advantage of discounted prices.

  Hobart Airport to Hobart

The Hobart International/Domestic Airport is located 19 km (about 20 minutes drive) to the east of the city of Hobart.

Transport options from Hobart Airport:

  • Hire cars and taxis are available at the airport.
  • A Redline Airporter Shuttle meets every flight and stops at various locations around the Hobart CBD.  To ensure a seat is available on the shuttle it is recommended that you book in advance via the Redline Airporter Shuttle booking form.

  Hobart to Cygnet

Cygnet is an easy 50 minute drive from Hobart through some of the world's most unspoilt, picturesque countryside and coastal areas.

If you are self driving, you can choose to drive through the beautiful Huon Valley or along the stunning coastal Channel Highway:

Alternatively, you can take one of the bus services:


The Spirit of Tasmania overnight ferry service operates between Melbourne and Devonport on the north coast of Tasmania.

During the summer months there are additional day-time sailings. The Spirit of Tasmania carries cars, motor bikes, trailers, trucks and other vehicles.


  Devonport to Cygnet

Devonport is approximately 4.5 hours drive from Cygnet taking you through scenic Tasmanian landscapes and historic towns. Car hire is available in Devonport.

Local bus services are also available daily between Devonport, Launceston and Hobart:

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Things to Do While You are Here

The Huon and Channel regions are some of the loveliest parts of our island.  Take some extra time to visit the many attractions in this beautiful, unique area and experience Tasmania's fine food and cool climate wines. Plan a holiday and stay for a week or two!

The Huon Trail is the perfect touring route to take you around the area to the south of Hobart. In just a 20-minute drive, you will find a world of extensive and serene waterways, wild coastlines, quiet farmlands, boutique vineyards, and rugged but accessible World Heritage wilderness. The Huon Trail leads you to ideal places for a relaxing holiday or short break, offering an inspiring mix of outdoor adventures, accommodation to suit all budgets, delicious food – especially cheeses, cherries, stone fruits, berries, meats and the freshest of seafood – top class cool-climate wines, a rich maritime, forest and rural heritage, and friendly, creative people.

There are four areas along The Huon Trail – the Huon Valley, the D'Entrecasteaux ChannelBruny Island and the remote and wild Far South. Each of these areas offers unique experiences and attractions ranging from towering sea cliffs, dramatic mountain peaks, ancient forests, wondrous underground caves, pristine waterways, native flora and fauna and truly sensational landscapes.

Food and Wine

Wilderness and Walks

Waterways and Adventures

Arts, Crafts and Gardens

Forest Heritage


Huon Valley Trail Itinerary Ideas


Please visit the Huon Valley Tourism Association for more information:

Download the latest version of the Huon Trail Touring Guide and Map.