Dover & Far South

Situated at the head of Port Esperance Bay, Dover is a beautiful fishing village.  The town offers excellent views across the bay to the islands of Faith, Hope and Charity; with the imposing Adamsons Peak in the background.

Take the 45 minute drive south from Huonville on the Huon highway (A6) to breath in the sea air and relax for a few nights in some of the accommodation on offer.  The town has become an important fishing port and is home to some of the largest atlantic salmon farms. It is a good idea to stock up with supplies before heading any further south than Dover.  You will find services such as supermarket, petrol station, post office, pharmacy, hardware, bank, online access centre and takeaway shop within Dover.

Further south, past Dover, is Newdegate Cave one of the largest dolomite caves in the southern hemisphere at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs Reserve.  Continue south to Lune River and then Ida Bay, where you can enjoy a 14km return train trip on the Ida Bay train.  You will then come onto the gravel road leading you to the southernmost point in Australia – Cockle Creek.

Dover Foreshore

  • BBQ (electric) and picnic facilities – tables and seating.
  • Boat ramp and plenty of fishing
  • Childrens playground
  • Public toilets

What to see

Take the 45 minute guided tour of Newdegate Cave at Hastings Caves and then relax with a dip in the thermal spring pool.

At Lune River you have the opportunity to do some fossicking at Lunaris Gemstones, then browse the giftshop.

Ride the historic Ida Bay Railway through bushlands following the coastline before stopping at the beach for a picnic and play.