Local Attractions

Snug is a perfect location for exploring much of Southern Tasmania. From here you can easily reach the Huon Valley, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel coast and Hobart. A 10 minute drive takes you to Kettering and the ferry to Bruny Island. The Kingborough Sports Centre is just 10 minutes away.

Listed here are some ideas to help you decide what to include in your sight-seeing plans. At the bottom of this page is a more detailed selection of things to see and places to eat.



D'Entrecasteaux Channel ("The Channel")

You may not know that the first ship to explore the Channel area was under the command of Rear Admiral Bruni D'Entrecasteaux - hence the local names. Snug is situated at the northern end of the Channel, and was named not long after the colony at Hobart was founded because the Snug River inlet was a "snug and agreeable location".

  • Antartica base at Kingston (10 min)
  • Sea Kayaking from Kettering . (10 min)
  • Vineyards and wineries galore.
  • Snug falls bushwalk. (10 min)
  • Numerous hiking and 4WD tracks.
  • Fresh local seafood
  • Great restaurants at Peppermint Bay, Kingston Beach, Blackmans Bay and more.
  • Seaside cafes along the D’Entrecasteaux channel waterway.
  • Beautiful beaches.
  • Swimming.
  • Channel Folk Museum . (5 min)
  • Peppermint Bay regional produce. (15min)
  • Great fishing – sea, river or jetty.

Gordon. Tourism Tasmania & N.R. Goldsmith, Knox Photographic Society

Huon Valley

Huonville. Tourism Tasmania & Nick Osbourne

  • Tahune Forest Air Walk (1 ½ hr)
  • Hastings Caves and thermal springs (1 ½ hr)
  • Art, craft and heritage.
  • Local woodturners.
  • Geeveston forest and heritage centre. (30 min)
  • The Apple Shed Museum and Cider House. (25 min)
  • Wooden boat centre. (20 min)
  • Huon river jet boats. (25 min)
  • Wineries and dining
  • And much more!


Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Adventure Bay. Tourism Tasmania & Graham Freeman


  • Fresh local seafood.
  • Boat tours discovering cliffs, seals and dolphins.(10 min)
  • Island tours - try the delicious and different produce
  • Nature at its most amazing












Salamanca Place. Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

  • Salamanca markets.
  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Aquatic centre.
  • Historic walks & bus tours.
  • Cadbury’s chocolate factory.
  • Cascade Brewery guided tours.
  • Lark distillery.
  • Museums & galleries.
  • Waterfront cafes & restaurants.
  • Derwent river cruises.
  • Maritime museum.
  • Botanical gardens.
  • Drive or hike up Mt. Wellington (snow in winter!)

Discover Tasmania

"Tasmania…an island haven at the edge of the world where you can still journey deep into pristine wilderness, and walk with wildlife found nowhere else."
For more information on sites and events visit Discover Tasmania!


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