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Driftwood Cottages

Thursday, July 4, 2002
Sorrel takes to a seaside village to unwind, relax and do a spot of fishing.

It seems Tasmania is full of beautiful little towns, and Dover is certainly no exception. This little fishing village has a population of just 500 and has been a convict station, sawmilling town and is now a fruit growing centre and fishing port — both traditional and farming. Nestled under the slopes of Adamson's Peak, it is home to Tasmania's southern-most population.

Dover's unspoiled beaches, which are actually the shores of Esperance Bay, provide the ideal place for holidaying, whether you are looking for a busy family get-together or a totally quiet relaxing break.

Located on the Huon Highway and part of the area known as the Huon Trail, it has industries of forestry, aquaculture, abalone diving, oysters, salmon, rock lobsters, apples, cherries and tourism. It's perfect for sailing, swimming, snorkelling, diving or just walking along the squeaky, white sand or in the bush.

A totally pleasurable place to retreat when not taking advantage of everything the area offers is Driftwood Cottages. Ian and Sue Hall moved there from Melbourne and offer six self-contained places for visitors to enjoy.

Three studio cottages, named Huon Pine, Sassafras and Blackwood, are doubles and one, Tasmanian Oak, is suitable for a family or up to four people. Each has underfloor heating, en-suite and full kitchen.

The Beach House is a fully renovated two-bedroom, self-contained house, ideal for two or four people, and features a cedar hot tub which is sunk into the deck and has wonderful views across the bay.

Cove House is a fully self-contained three bedroom house with wood fired heating and spectacular views. It is perfect for families or a group of up to eight.

There is a barbecue area, laundry and the little town is just 10 minutes' walk away.

Attractions in the area are Hastings Caves and thermal pool, Ida Bay Bush Railway, cruises around Esperance Bay and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Plus there's a new offering, the Tahune Airwalk, the world's longest forest canopy walk.


Dover, two hours south of Hobart


Driftwood Cottages start at $150 per double per night.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Driftwood Cottages
Bayview Road, Dover 7117
Ph: (03) 6298 1441 or 1800 353 983
Fax: (03) 6298 1401

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