Tasmanias Pristine South

Tasmania’s Pristine South 2019 | Page 61 Southport Hotel & Caravan Park 8777 Huon Hwy, Southport P: (03) 6298 3144 W: www.southportcaravanpark.com.au Self-contained units, cabins, powered and unpowered sites Hotel meals for lunch and dinner daily Australia ’ s Southern most Hotel H14407 H14533 Just one hour south of Huonville, experience the beauty of Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Let the guides take you on a journey of discovery through a multi-levelled dolomite cave where you will be surrounded by beautiful formations. Southport Hotel is Tasmania’s and Australia’s most southern pub. The Southport Hotel is a family friendly hotel with pub style meals available for lunch and dinner every day of the week, except for some winter months’ closures at lunch Mondays and Tuesdays. The hotel offers free WiFi to patrons and has a public phone. Southport Caravan Park is situated on 12 acres of native bush land and offers a range of accommodation, including self- contained units, cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites. The park is pet friendly, has a camp kitchen, amenities and laundry facilities. It’s only a short walk to Southport Beach which has a jetty for fishing and a boat launching ramp. Australia’s most southern pub Magical dolomite cave and thermal springs pool Plan to arrive at the visitor centre 30 minutes before your tour and purchase your tickets there before driving the five kilometres to the cave. The guide will meet you at the cave entrance at your scheduled tour time. Cave tour times vary seasonally. Updated information can be found on the website www. parks.tas.gov.au/reserves/hastings Enjoy a stroll along the Platypus or Hot Springs walks. Take a soothing swim in The general store is open seven days a week and is Australia’s most southern petrol outlet. The store is an ideal place to stock up and refuel before you head off to explore what the Far South has to offer. They stock a range of convenience foods, selected groceries, takeaway food and drinks, fishing gear, bait and gas bottles, and is a postal agency. To get to Southport Hotel and Caravan Park you will travel south of Hobart through the Channel and Huon Valley, which offers diverse wilderness experiences. It is an ideally situated base camp to take a hike, a fishing charter, or to explore the Tahune Airwalk, Ida Bay Railway, Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, Cockle Creek and gem fossicking in the Lune River. These are all an easy day trip to and from Southport. the thermal pool and enjoy the warm water, which is naturally heated to around 28 degrees Celsius. Children also have their own paddling pool. Facilities include showers, barbecues, shelters and wood fires. The site is open every day of the week, including public holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day. Far South u