Geeveston, named after the English settler William Geeves, is a small town in Tasmania located on the Huon River, southwest of Hobart. It is home to many of the apple and other fruit orchards, for which the region is popular and is surrounded by some beautiful nature and wildlife. For those interested in exploring the nature within the region, Geeveston is the gateway to the Hartz Mountains National Park and the Arve River Forests.
The town is home to the Forest and Heritage Center, which offers information about the timber industry and logging within the area as it was the most prominent industry in the area until the early 1980s when the pulp mill was closed down. Close to Geeveston is the Tahune Air Walk, which takes you on a boardwalk though the tree canopies of some of the large trees in the protected old growth forests -- it's a nice way to spend the afternoon.
The town itself is very quaint and full of character, especially from the olden days of the region. There are boutiques, bakeries, and cafes with a very friendly atmosphere. There are many hostels in Geeveston, located close to most of the amenities. If you are going to explore the area, you should have a car, as without one it can be difficult to get around Tasmania and see the amazing nature and small towns; there is limited bus service.
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