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Relaxing 90-minute morning tea cruise along the serene Huon River
Discover the beautiful surrounds of the Huon Valley
Taste freshly baked scones & sip on a warm drink while you cruise
Friendly & professional crew to enhance your cruising experience
- Transport to and from Hobart (departure is 40mins South of Hobart)
What to Expect
Sit back and relax onboard a delightful 90-minute morning cruise on the serene Huon River. Sip on a warm drink and nibble locally made scones from the renowned Franks Cider House and Cafe as you take in the stunning countryside and natural surroundings of the Huon Valley.
Step onboard the historic wooden motor vessel La Drone for the perfect way to start your day in southern Tasmania. The beautiful enclosed cabin is perfect for all conditions on the river and provides spacious and comfortable seating arrangements. On a nice warm day, soak up the sunshine on the roomy back deck as you glide leisurely up the river.
This intimate cruise starts at the private dock at Heriots Point Vineyard, making its way up the peaceful river towards Franklin, observing and discovering the gorgeous natural and man-made scenery and learning about the rich history of the area as you go.
While you cruise, there will be warm drinks provided along with delicious scones freshly baked that morning by Franks Cider House and Cafe. This memorable cruise is one of the best ways to explore the Huon Valley region, just 40 minutes south of Hobart.
The cruise departs from the private dock at Heriots Point Vineyard, 3883 Huon Highway, Castle Forbes Bay at 10.30 am. Please be ready for boarding 15 minutes prior to departure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Continue south past Franklin along the Huon Highway. You will travel for approximately 5 minutes and you will see a sign for Fleurtys Rd JCN 300m. At the junction, as you are in the bend turn left towards the water and you can't miss us. There will be signed parking for Huon River Cruise Passenger within the Heriots Point property.
La Drone was built in 1948 on the Tamar River, Launceston, Tasmania. She is a 38ft motor cruiser/ passenger ferry and has worked and lived her whole life in Tasmania. She is in commercial survey and is able to carry a maximum of 12 passengers, with a draft of 0.9m and a spacious all weather enclosed cabin and open aft deck all make her perfect for intimate cruises up the Huon River.
Yes the cruise accepts all ages. Children's prices are for under 16 years and Infant's prices for under 2 years.
The Operator reserves the right to cancel or modify a trip due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. In this event, The Operator will endeavour to reschedule your cruise or refund your money
Bookings are essential as there are limited available spaces & as it departs from a private dock, no walk-in passengers are accepted
Cancellation within 24 hours of a cruise - 100% fee
Cancellation within 3 days of cruise - 50% fee
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