We heard the words Airwalk, cantilever bridge, swinging bridges, hang gliding and rafting and of course we had to find out more. We found out that there were walking trails, that we could free camp out there at night and that it was dog friendly. “Let’s go” was the cry we heard from the cheap seats at the rear of the car, and who am I to disappoint.
We drove the winding, twisting road, with the van, from Geeveston out to the Tahune Adventures and boy were we in for a surprise. Diga Dog was welcome to walk the trails – pity he is scared of heights! No way would he walk the airwalk or the swinging bridges.
We set up camp in the free camping area, and enjoyed a treat from the café. We waited for the evening to set in and for the people to leave, as we were told we could walk the trails, experience the air walk and the views after hours – we had it all to ourselves. Sunset was going to be experienced from this stunning location, with the sounds of the Huon River in the background – running past us and below us.
We got up early the next morning and explored the walking trails in the morning light. We could listen to the birds waking, the water running and spy some wildlife without another person in sight. We explored the Huon Pine tree walk and enjoyed the smells of this forest. We explored the air walk and stood on the cantilever bridge watching the Pine River and the Huon River join forces. We marvelled at the tall trees and the lush forests that surrounded us. It truly is a special place, and to experience it without others just added to the magic of the experience.
After returning from our morning walk, Liam and Mia enjoyed a Hang gliding experience over the Huon River. While we didn’t do the white water rafting, we saw a group readying themselves for the experience, and would love to have heard their stories when they returned.
At the time of writing this, and publishing this, we don’t know the state that the Tahune Adventures, the Forest and Wilderness surrounding it is in. We know that there have been some devastating bush fires in that area in the past week, and we truly hope that the area can be saved and experienced by more people.
It cost $62 for a family – up to three children. This included access to the walks, the cantilever bridge, airwalk and swinging bridges. It also included a night of free camping, with toilets available. There are cabins on site if you are not travelling with your van, motorhome, camper, tent or swag. The hang gliding was $20 an adult and $18 a child. There was also a family pass available for this activity.