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– Geeveston Township –
Geeveston is a small town positioned on the gateway to Tasmania’s Far South & Wilderness.
It’s located about 50 minutes south of Hobart, and serviced by public transport buses.
The town consists of one main street lined with boutique gift stores and cafes, including a hardware store, service station, supermarket, post office and bank.
It is a popular town with tourists and an essential stop over on the way to Tahune Adventures, or to stay the night in the Geeveston Caravan Park.
History & Significance
Geeveston is named after the first white settler who transformed the wild forest into a productive timber and farming outpost. To this day his descendants still live and work in the area.
A primary blue collar labour driven town, Geeveston’s population grows and shrinks based on the fortunes of the local industry.
Historically it was timber, potatoes and apples that provided the bread ad butter of the local community. Today tourism, hospitality and aquaculture play a large role in feeding the towns economy.
Food & Drink
Visitors to Geeveston are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place for breakfast or lunch. There are many great places for tea and coffee such or a light lunch. There is also a fantastic Sushi restaurant open most days.
Once a month the local community hosts the Geeveston Twilight Feast at the Town Hall. There is live music, food stalls and local arts on display on the first Thursday of every month between 5 PM and 8 PM.
Geeveston is a arts and crafts hub, with several gift stores stocking hand made items produced by local craftsmen and artists.
Whether you admire glass art, metal art, woodwork, textiles or simply honest to goodness home made produce then you need to spend a good hour exploring the stores here.
Just be warned, you won’t be able to stop the kids from dragging you into the lolly shop!
Once you are done shopping, head on over to the recently refurbished Heritage Park, adjacent to the council run caravan park.
A small creek winds along the edge of the park, and it’s possible to catch glimpses of wild platypus from the waterside walking track.
Once that’s done, the kids can enjoy playing on the modern playground, riding their bikes along the bike track or doing some tricks in the concrete skate park.