Located a pleasant 50 minute drive south of Hobart, this budget motel in Port Huon is nestled on the banks of the Kermandie Rivulet (which flows into the calm waters of the Huon River).
There are 3 accommodation options to choose from, including: motel double rooms (sleeping 2 guests), double villas (sleeping 2 guests) and family villas (sleeping 4 guests). The lodge has recently been upgraded and modernised for your convenience and relaxation.
The motel units are spacious and have a fully glassed wall overlooking theHuon and Kermandie Rivers. They are fully equipped with HDTV, electric blankets, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The villas are fully self-contained with an open plan lounge/kitchen area that includes a stove, oven, microwave, crockery, HDTV and so on. Bedrooms are kept separate so that you have your privacy.
Guests of this accommodation in Port Huon are granted access to the picturesque gazebo area, and continental breakfasts can also be provided. Small pets are also welcome to stay, but please clear this with management prior to arrival.
When staying at Kermandie Lodge, we hope that you will take some time to explore the surrounding area – Huonville, Cygnet, Dover, Raminea, Gardners Bay, Woodbridge, Glen Huon, Jodbury, Margate, Bruny Island and more.
When staying at Kermandie Lodge, you will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of nearby attractions and things to do – you will be kept entertained every second of your stay in Port Huon.
If you’re the kind of person who loves to be outdoors, the Huon Valley is the perfect destination for you. The Hartz Mountains National Park offers great walks and stunning views of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness. Popular walks include the Waratah Walk and Arve Falls Walk. We also recommend the Tahune Forest AirWalk, which is a great way to experience Tassie’s wilderness, and the Hastings Cave Reserve (where you can also relax in a thermal spring).
Port Huon is a departure point for boat cruises up and down the Huon River; we highly recommend joining a tour if you don’t get seasick! Whether you take in the sights at high speed on a jet boat, enjoy a relaxing meal as you take the river at your own pace or you cruise in a traditional sailing ketch Yukon, you will be able to see the Huon River in all its glory. Fishing is another popular pastime for those living along the river, but it’s generally too cold to swim.
Tasmania is known for producing some of the best produce in Australia. Whilst you will certainly enjoy much of it whilst dining in restaurants and cafes around the Huon Valley, there are also ample opportunities to stop for a tasting or two. Between Franklin and Port Huon, you will often come across roadside stalls selling produce from the local farms. We also recommend Grandvewe Cheeses, where organic cheeses are made from sheep’s milk.
If you want to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Huon Valley, you will have ample opportunity to do so. Pay a visit to the Apple Shed Museum, Cider House and Providore where you can learn more about our apple growing and cider history. Drop into the Wooden Boat Centre and Boat Building School to learn more about this craft. If art is more your thing, we recommend Devil’s Den Souvenirs and Starving Artist, Arve Art Gallery and Lovett Gallery Cygnet.
Why not play a round or two on one of the local greens? Surprisingly, the Huon Valley is a home to a handful of beautiful golf courses that are always welcoming to visitors. The Dover Golf Club is known for being Australia’s most southerly course and offers stunning views over Esperance Bay. The Cygnet Public Golf Course makes the most of the natural landscape. And the Geeveston Golf Club tends to be cooler year round, so be sure to pack wet weather gear.
If you head to nearby Kettering, you will be able to board a ferry across to popular Bruny Island. Depending on which part of the island you would like to visit, the journey could take around 2 hours so makes a perfect day trip. Enjoy one of the many walks, visit the new art gallery or partake of the delicious produce (including a berry farm, oyster farm, cheese dairy and whiskey providore) – there is something for everyone!