Located in the Huon Valley, south-west of Hobart, is one of Tasmania’s best kept secrets, the little town of Geeveston. This adorable country town is home of delicious apples, even more delicious lollies, and (somewhat unexpectedly) some of the world’s best sushi!
The best way to get to Geeveston is by car. You can take a relaxing drive from Hobart over an hour, or break up your trip by stopping in at Huonville on the way. Either way, you have time to prepare your taste buds for this scrumptious adventure.
Visitors to Geeveston can buy fresh apples by the bucket load, including Pink Lady, Fuji, Crofton, Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples at roadside stores. But if you have more of a sweet tooth, the only place to be is The Wall of Lollies. This little lollyshop is worth the trip alone. Living up to its name, the store includes a wall of jars filled with every lolly you could imagine. There’s family favourites as well as rare finds, and all delicious. Buy a bag and try not to eat them all on the drive back.
One of the more unusual hidden treasures of Geeveston is Masaaki's Sushi. Masaaki's Sushi is so popular, he only opens twice a week, so make sure you plan your trip for Friday or Saturday, or stop by the market where you can find his stand on Sunday - locals from Hobart regularly travel to Geeveston just for his incredible cuisine. At the market you can also discover the creative wares of the Geeveston locals.
More of a do-er than an eater? There's plenty to do around Geeveston too, especially if you want to discover the beautiful scenery Tasmania has to offer.
The Tahune Airwalk is an exciting way to view the Tasmania's natural beauty - 50 meters above the ground, take a stroll across the treetops and discover this amazing area from above.
Want to get even closer to nature? For more serious bushwalkers, Hartz Peak is a must visit. Nearby to Geeveston is the Hartz Mountains National Park, where you can really escape reality and trek through the wilderness away from any other living souls (except for the native animals, of course!). Hartz Peak is about 1254 meters high and will take approximately 4-5 hours to reach the summit. A worthwhile climb for adventurous types.