Huon Wine & Cider Experience Tour

Join our six hour day tour to the Huon region and enjoy some of Tasmanian’s finest Wines, Cider and produce.

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The Huon valley is part of the southernmost region in Australia, and regarded by many, as one of the most picturesque places in Tasmania.

The Huon and Southern region is renowned for its fine produce such as apples, pears, mushrooms, seafood, fruit, cheese, Ciders and Wines.

Join our three quarter day tour to explore this lush region, enjoy a "Taste of the Huon" vineyard luncheon platter, and savour some of the local wines, ciders and produce along the way.

  Red grapesWillie Smith BarrelHome Hill Autumn Cropped

Your itinerary

We depart the Tasmanian Tourist Information centre ( every Thursday, Oct - June) at 09:15 to head to the beautifully situated Mount Nelson Signal Station Brasserie to have morning tea/coffee with warm fresh baked brioche/scone and embrace the outstanding views of the Derwent River, Storm Bay and surrounding area.

Mt Nelson BrasserieMt Nelson Signal Station

The signal station was built in 1811, the first in Tasmania, and offers a fascinating insight into the history of the early colony. Informative panels in the station, describe the process of the semaphore signalling, station life and the role it played in report shipping, initially for the Port of Hobart and later for both Hobart and Port Arthur.

After our morning refreshment, we take the 30 minute drive, passing through beautiful lush green rolling hills and countryside, the township of Ranelagh, for the first of our tastings at the 2015 Jimmy Watson Trophy award winning Home Hill Vineyard.

Pagan Cider

15 minutes drive from Home Hill, Pagan Cider. Blessed with clean air, rich alluvial soil, chilled foggy winters and long hours of summer sunshine, Tasmania's idyllic Huon valley is an apple growing heaven!

Pagan Cider is a blend of the old and the new - traditional craft paired with modern innovation, capturing the natural flavour and aroma of quality fruit in their premium ciders

Pagan RangePagan Cellar DoorApples at Pagan 

 After our Pagan Cider tastings, we head back via the scenic route to Home hill vineyard for our lunch served with a glass of wine.

This beautiful cellar door/Restaurant was constructed using rammed earth, local hardwoods and polished cement to capture the colours, textures and natural beauty of the surrounding vineyard and countryside.



All lunch options include a glass of wine from the list

Home Hill Group TastingHome Hill VineyardHome Hill Autumn Cropped  

Willie Smiths Cider

Our final tastings for the tour, and we make the short journey to Australia's 1st organic Cidery, where Willie Smith planted his first orchard back in 1888.

Produced on the farm and crafted and matured in French oak to deliver a truly distinctive farmhouse style, full of character and flavour in the traditional method.   

Willie Smith crateWillie Smith TractorGeeveston Fanny

What you need to know

Departure: Tour departs outside the Tasmanian Visitor and Information Centre, Hobart (corner of Davey & Elizabeth Sts) at 9.15am each Thursday
Duration: approx. 6 hours
Cost: $N/A 
Drop off: at your Hobart CBD hotel at approximately 3:30pm
How to book:
Book online here

Tour inclusions

  • Pick up from the Tasmanian Tourist Information Centre (cnr Davey & Elizabeth Street)
  • Morning tea/coffee and brioch bun/ scone at Mount Nelson brasserie
  • 2 Cellar door Cider tastings
  • Cellar door wine tastings at vineyard
  • Vineyard lunch with glass of wine
  • CBD Hotel Drop-Off.

For full tour conditions please read our terms and conditions.


Other tour options

In addition to our Huon Cider & Wine Experience Tour we also run the Wine & MONA Experience Tour twice a week to MONA, the Coal River Valley and the historic village of Richmond. We also offer private charter tours on request.

Huon apple cart