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Radar Charter Ferry at Kermandie

In February 2023, Radar took up residency at Kermandie, in the Port Huon Marina.

Originally built in 1947, Radar offers two levels for guests to enjoy the sights of Port Huon and the Huon River.

Radar is perfect for weddings, corporate events and large group transfers to Bruny Island.

Before calling Port Huon home, Radar provided private ferry services on Sydney Harbour as part of the Rosman Cruises fleet. She has been a favourite of passengers and crew for decades and is a versatile platform for any function.

Please see our Radar Charter Information Pack for more information.

Contact our team on to make an enquiry.

boat called radar in the water


Kermandie has access to incredible tours around the Huon Valley with highly reputable touring companies. These companies will pick you up from Kermandie and return you at the end of the day. This is a perfect way to experience the best of the Huon Valley.

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Tours Around Tasmania

George and his team have ready made tours or can tailor a private tour to your needs.

Their ‘Hastings Caves, Tahune Adventures & Huon Valley’ Tour will take you deep into the Huon Valley going underground at Hastings Caves and walking amongst the tree tops at Tahune Adventures.

Guests of Kermandie can join this tour for the special price. Contact our team at Kermandie to make an enquiry – (03) 6297 1052 or

Premier Travel Tasmania – Daniel and his team have tours available throughout the Huon Valley. They also have tour guides who are fluent in other languages including; German, French, Spanish, Portuguese & Dutch.

Activities Nearby

Kermandie is perfectly situated as your home base whilst adventuring around the pristine Huon Valley.

Your first stop should be to the Geeveston Visitor’s and Information Centre. This is a centre run completely by local Volunteers. You can begin to learn about the adventures you can have in the Huon Valley while discovering some history and culture along the way. You could even try and catch a glimpse of our local residents – the humble platypus. Take a walk through Heritage Park to find one of our platypus – the volunteers at the Centre will point you in the right direction!

Only 40 minutes away we have the stunning Tahune Airwalk. Enjoy walking high amongst the tree tops or taking one of the many other walks. You will even get to see where the Huon & Picton Rivers meet! Tickets are available from our Reception. Contact us on 6297 1052.

Nearby to Tahune Adventures is the stunning Hartz Mountains National Park. Various walks can be taken, all of which have you immersed in Tasmanian wilderness at its finest. You will need a National Park Pass to enter this area, these are available online here.

If you really want to go deep into the Huon Valley then Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs is a must for your time with us. Take a 50 minute drive further south and venture underground to experience the wonder of the Newdegate cave tour. You will get to see up close amazing stalactites and stalagmites. You can also take a dip in the Thermal Springs at the Visitor’s Centre. Bookings for tours are essential – contact 6298 3209 (between 10am and 2pm).

Another option is to explore the Huon Valley’s Far South from a new perspective by joining Esperance Adventures Kayak tours. Paddle in the spectacular waters of Tasmania’s Far South wilderness. This is a great family friendly activity with various tours available. Check out their website for more details.

Producers of the Huon

There is a plethora of produce available in the Huon Valley, most of which is almost on the doorstep of Kermandie.

We have many wineries throughout the Huon Valley.

There is a plethora of produce available in the Huon Valley, most of which is almost on the doorstep of Kermandie.

We have many wineries throughout the Huon Valley.

We recommend visiting Home Hill Winery in Ranelagh. This winery has a world class Pinot Noir which has won many awards both Nationally and Internationally.

There is also Kate Hill Wines in Huonville. They produce a particularly good Riesling (which matches well with a few of the dishes on our menu).

Heriots Point is the closet Winery to Kermandie. They are on the banks of the Huon River and offer tastings of their Pinot Noir. There are even Huon River Cruises that depart from this property. Well worth enjoying a drop of wine with a cruise down the Huon River.

Masaaki could be the best Sushi Chef in the world (seriously!) and he is just down the road from Kermandie. Masaaki is currently developing his restaurant but is open from his Food Truck over the weekend. Many of his ingredients come from his own garden. The seafood is locally sourced. He is just a few kilometres down the road in the township of Geeveston. You need to line up quickly (from midday) if you want to get his sushi – he always sells out.

There are many other places you could venture to with regards to produce in the Huon Valley. Fat Pig Farm is a wonderful farm to delight your tastebuds. There are workshops and events happening regularly. There is also Glen Huon Dairy, a subsidiary of Bruny Island Cheese Co. You can take a Farm Tour and see sustainable diary farming at it’s best.

We can’t talk about produce and not mention Cider, which is basically an institution down in these parts. Check out Willie Smith’s Apple Shed for great tastings and a trip through their Apple Museum. You can also stop in at Frank’s Cider also for tastings and to check out their museum of local history. There is also Pagan Cider and Simple Cider. In all of these cider houses you will provide many flavours of cider, utilising the local fruit that grows so well in these parts.