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Oyster Cove Australia

Oyster Cove Australia

Situated in the South East region of Tasmania, Oyster Cove is some 30kms south of Hobart and 228kms south of Launceston. In the municipality of the Kingborough Council, the serene little town of Oyster Cove allows for a quiet getaway or an attraction-rich adventure along the Huon Trail. The scenic rugged countryside of Hartz Mountains National Park and the vibrant capital city centre of Hobart can easily be accessed on a day trip from Oyster Cove.

Oyster Cove Attractions

Situated along the Huon Trail, Oyster Cove is in close proximity to all the delights of the Huon Valley, including fine food and wine, craft shops, bushwalks, historic sites, water sporting opportunities, vineyards and much more.

Oyster Cove - Near by

One of the most popular attractions on the nearby Huon Trail is the fascinating Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Just over an hour southwest of Oyster Cove, visitors can explore a dolomite cave and a 28 degree naturally heated spring water swimming pool.

The Tahune Forest Reserve, just over an hour west of Oyster Cove features an AirWalk situated high above the forest floor, offering spectacular views. The name of the forest was derived from Tahune-Linah, an Indigenous name for area around the Huon and Kermandie Rivers.

Within close proximity to the Oyster Cove Township, the nearby Snug Falls offers great picnic areas and bushwalking trails. Just 30kms north, the vibrant capital city of Hobart and all its cosmopolitan delights are only a short drive away.

National Park Hartz Mountains

The bushwalkers paradise, Hartz Mountains National Park is located Just over an hours drive west of Oyster Cove. Comprised of beautiful alpine flora and rugged countryside, the National Park was the training ground for Sir Edmund Hilary, the first man to climb Mt Everest. He described the snow covered 1255-mtr high Hartz Peak as some of the wildest and most spectacular scenery.

Oyster Cove Beaches

Coningham Beach, situated 10mins north of Oyster Cove is great for swimming.

Oyster Cove History

The place of residence of the Indigenous survivors of the tragic Wybalenna Establishment on Flinders Island, Oyster cove was originally called Mena Loongana or Mannina in 1847. In 1995, Oyster Cove was formally returned to the Indigenous community.