Make your stay even more special

Moon River is just a 5-minute drive away from the charming local village of Cygnet, which is well known for arts, music and boating.

You’ll find everything you need here including a supermarket, bank, post office, newsagent, petrol station, pub, churches, organic food outlets, bakery and chemist as well as cafes and art galleries.

There’s also a great community growers’ market in the village held on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Local attractions

If you plan on exploring a little further afield, you’ll be amazed how much there is to do in the local area. Here are our top picks:

Bruny Island

Bruny Island is home to the beautiful South Bruny National Park and gives you the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. Explore the wilderness on a bushwalking adventure or join a 3-hour eco-cruise along the stunning coastline.

Cockle Creek

Cockle Creek is the southern entry point to the Southwest National Park, part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage area. Nestled in the coves of Recherché Bay, you can enjoy many beautiful walks, and a short stroll along the foreshore takes you to a stunning whale sculpture.

Hartz Mountains

Hartz Mountains National Park offers views of remote mountain ranges and a landscape shaped by glaciers during the ice age; with waterfalls, glacial lakes and a huge variety of walking tracks for all levels of ability. 

Hastings Caves

There’s so much to do at the Hasting Caves State Reserve: relax in the warm waters thermal spring pool, walk through the forest or explore Newdegate Cave. Some trails are also wheelchair accessible. 

Huon Trail

The Huon Trail takes you along quiet country roads, winding through valleys and alongside waterways. Relax and explore the region’s beautiful scenery, and discover something new around every corner.

Ida Bay Railway

Enjoy the beautiful scenery and white sand beaches of Australia’s most southern railway. From Lune River station you’ll travel through bushland bursting with bird life and wildflowers, continuing along the grass plains and banks of Ida Bay.

Tahune Airwalk

Walk amongst the treetops at 20 metres above the ground on this amazing 597 metre walkway. Be brave and cross the cantilever bridge, 48 metres above river level. You’ll be rewarded by fantastic views across the forest to the junction of the Picton and Huon Rivers.