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Things To Do

The Bears Went Over The Mountain is the best accommodation base to explore southern Tasmania and the Huon Trail. This is a place of spectacular natural beauty. Rugged mountains and coastal cliffs, secluded, calm water bays, ancient forests and alpine fields. The region south of Hobart is described as being ‘filled with tales of frogs and fossils, logs and lighthouses, tall trees and tall ships, Gondwana plants and Golden Delicious apples, wooden boats and whalers, bandicoots and blackcurrants’ and The Bears fits in perfectly with this story tale.

Known as the Forest Town, Geeveston is centrally located to provide convenient access to some of the best natural and manmade attractions in the region, some of which are listed below for your convenience.

Forest & Heritage Centre

15 Church Street, Geeveston (just down the road from The Bears)
The revamped Forest & Heritage Centre is the perfect place to learn the history of Geeveston’s rich foresty industry. It provides visitors with an insight into the management (past, present and future) of Tasmania’s forests and forest practices. Learn about the Warra research site, Tasmania’s tall trees and the Huon pine story.

Tahune Airwalk

Arve Road, Tahune (just down the road from Geeveston)
Walk amongst the giants at the Tahune Airwalk. This is one of southern Tasmania’s top tourist attractions and considered Australia’s most spectacular treetop walk. Suitable for all ages and abilities the Tahune Airwalk culminates in a simply stunning cantilever set high over the confluence of the Huon and Picton Rivers.

Hartz Mountain National Park

Care of Arve Road (just down the road from Geeveston)
A part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Hartz Mountain National Park is a stunning showcase of southern Tasmania’s wild wilderness area. It’s a landscape shaped by glaciers from ages past, a combination of thundering waterfalls, glacial lakes and remote mountain ranges. Vegetation includes wet eucalypt forest, alpine heath and rainforest.

Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs

Care of Huon Highway (30km south of Geeveston)
The Hastings Cave State Reserve is home to Australia’s largest dolomite cave, the Newdegate Cave. An attraction in its own right, this impressive cave with its decorated chambers, is just the beginning of things to see and do in this state reserve, which also offers visitors the chance to refresh in the warm waters of natural thermal spring pools.

The Bears’ owners hail from Cairns, Tropical North Queensland. Prior to purchasing The Bears they used to visit this region regularly, attracted to the scenery and natural beauty. As tourists-come-locals, they’re happy to share experiences and advice on the best things to see and do in southern Tasmania. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on phone 042 797 0545 or

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