We are proudly located in the Huon Valley and we truly believe it is one of the most beautiful and scenic places you’ll visit in Tasmania. There are some incredible things to see and do, you can find some of our recommendations here. There are some great places to stay around the valley who are kindy offering some excellent discounts and packages for festival goers.

MACq 01 - a storytelling hotel

The breeze along Hobart's waterfront carries a thousand captivating stories of those that were here before us - a cast of remarkable characters, each with an intriguing story to tell. In this place, the Mouheneenner people fished and forged dreams in the Derwent shallows; the first Europeans set foot ashore Van Diemen's Land and an industry was borne amid the bustle of Hunter Island. Today, this precinct is home to MACq01 where the stories of these colourful characters are shared in a setting of informal luxury. This is a storytelling hotel.

MACq 01 are offering festival goers a 20% discount over the festival weekend!

Book your storytelling festival adventure HERE.



Glamping at the festival!

So you think you can Glamp?

We're working with the Tasmanian Glamping Co to offer you a very special Glamping experience at this year's Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival.

If you'd like more information, please register your interest by emailing [email protected]

Crabtree House

Five minutes drive from Willie Smiths- Crabtree House is a historical homestead built in 1830, the accommodation contains private self contained apartments. It truly is 18th century charm 21st century luxury.  We cater for a couple or groups from four to eight. Wi Fi air-conditioning, central heating.

Phone 0429 626 640
[email protected]

Cottage on Main

Self contained, two bedroom cottage, queen beds, air conditioning/heat, hairdryers, electric blankets, everything is supplied for your comfort, full kitchen, dining room, lounge room, laundry dryer, situated in the middle of Franklin, comfortable sleeps 6 plus a cot.  Walk to the Huon river and local restaurants.

Ph 0410 663 040

Driftwood Cottages

Centrally located to all the attractions of the Huon Valley and Far South, Driftwood Cottages provide a range of delightful self-contained waterfront accommodation…from cosy studios to cottages with wood fires and steaming hot tubs, and all featuring stunning views over Port Esperance Bay.

Phone  03 6298 1441
[email protected]

Essentially Tas

Luxury or laid back…  tranquil waterfront, forested charm or fireside delights …  explore our unique handpicked accommodation options in Tasmania’s stunning south!  Our properties range from seaside shacks through to 5 star indulgence… each offering a unique experience for your MidWinterFest escape.

Phone  03 6298 1441
[email protected]

Herons Rise Vineyard

Herons Rise Vineyard Accommodation is a family-owned vineyard on the slopes above Kettering, with superb views across the Channel to Bruny Island. Relax in one of our self-contained  cottages, heated by a wood-fire and enjoy a lovely, cosy ambience in a rural setting, with sea views.

Pay $320 per couple sharing, on a self-catering basis, for two nights; thereafter $80 per night. Each additional guest pays $45 per night for the first two nights and $35 every night thereafter.

Phone 03 6267 4339 or 0412 152 164

Hobart Hideaway Pods

Hobart Hideaway Pods offers boutique eco friendly accommodation and is conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Huoville. Hobart Hideaway Pods have just won the Nova New Business Award for enhancing visitor experience to Southern Tasmania. The environmentally conscientious design including reed bed absorption trenches and luxurious composting toilets, the beautiful architecture, the extraordinary views, and the proximity to Hobart and all of its attractions whilst maintaining a secluded feel amongst a rural setting are all part of the reasons for winning such an award. Hobart Hideaway Pods is definitely a place to visit whilst exploring the mid winter festival.

Huon Bush Retreats

Huon Bush Retreats is set in an extensive private nature reserve near Huonville, Tasmania. This award winning, carbon positive eco-village, offers a choice of contemporary, self contained cabins, deluxe tipees and private campsites against an inspiring backdrop of Tasmanian native forest.

Ph 1800 770 224

Huon Valley Caravan Park

Come and stay at Huon Valley Caravan Park at Huonville  for the Mid-Winter Festival and receive complimentary membership to Tasmanian Tourist Parks and receive a 10% discount on your site fee.

No need to book we will guarantee you a powered site for the Mid-Winter Festival.

Port Huon cottages

Port Huon Cottages provides quality self-contained accommodation in the centre of Tasmania's Huon Valley on the Huon Trail touring route, a scenic 45 minute drive south of the Hobart CBD.  The cottages are totally self contained, private and have balconies all with water and mountain views, off street parking and modern facilities.
Phone 0419 319 186
email [email protected]

Southern Lights Hotel

A great location to base yourself for MidWinter fest, situated 15 minutes south of Hobart CBD and 15 minutes north of Huonville.  Southern Lights Hotels 20 motel rooms each sleep 1-4 guests.  Take advantage of the onsite restaurant and bar facilities or enjoy the award winning courtyard/beer garden

Phone 03 6227 2315

[email protected]

Tahune Airwalk Lodge

A total of 8 rooms accommodating 23 guests.  The heart of the lodge features a communal lounge with a fireplace, tv, dining area and fully equipped kitchen and free wifi.  Tahune Cottage is a warm and comfortable fully self contained building with 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 persons.  Full kitchen, tv, large bathroom and private BBQ

Ph 1300 720 507

Sullivan Cove Apartments

Book a 3 night Mid-Winter Festival weekend with TasVacations which includes:

  • 3 Nights premium self-contained apartment accommodation with Sullivans Cove Apartments
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • One day tickets and coach transfers from Hobart to the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest
1300 827 822
or +61 3 6234 4666

Ambience on Huon Bed & Breakfast

Luxury Accommodation on the beautiful waterways of the Huon River, just a short drive from Wilie Smith’s Apple Shed near the quaint township of Cygnet.

Wake up to the peaceful sounds of the birds and the view of the Huon River and Hartz Mountains.


Cyndie & Peter Beard
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 6297 7286 or 0447 648668

Vansons in the Valley

Vanson's in the Valley is a boutique rural retreat nestled high in the valley amongst the trees with stunning views overlooking the shimmering waters of the Huon River. The ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. A gourmet breakfast is included in the nightly rate. Maximum 6 guests

Nightly couple rate of $150 - 2 night minimum

Ph 0417 099 969
[email protected]

Villa Howden

Make yourself at home in our sunken lounge next to the crackling open fire and enjoy the best Tasmanian wines and Whiskeys’ in comfort.

Book Direct (03) 6267 1161

Glaziers Bay Accommodation

Private self contained studio with convenient access to Huonville (15 mins), Cygnet (5 mins), Bruny Island and Hobart (45 mins).  Bushland setting, stunning views of the Huon River & Hartz mountains. Flooded with natural light, new bathroom, wood fire, functional kitchen, full size tv and dvd player.  A separate nook with single bed is private from the main area.

Contact Details: email:  [email protected] or full description ‘Panoramic Views at Glaziers Bay'

Huon River Cottages

Located in the Huon Valley, Huon River Cottage offers guests the opportunity to relax in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom fully furnished, modern cottage. Situated on a small hobby farm in Castle Forbes Bay, Huon River Cottage takes in stunning views of the Huon River, surrounding orchards and farmland.

03 6297 7034

0418 440 641

[email protected]

Kingston Beach Motel

Kingston Beach Motel is a quiet family motel sitting right on the waterfront at Kingston Beach. Awesome bars and cafe's are just a short stroll and only a 20minute drive to the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival site.

31 Osborne Esplanade
Kingston Beach, Tasmania, Australia
Call (03) 6229 8969