Where is Cygnet?

Cygnet is located just 55 km (about 50 minutes drive) south of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, Australia’s beautiful southerly island state.

How to Get to Cygnet

You will need to take a flight, or catch a ferry from the mainland of Australia.

Hobart Airport to Hobart

  • The Hobart International/Domestic Airport is located 19 km (about 20 minutes drive) to the east of the city of Hobart.
  • Hire cars and taxis are available at the airport.
  • The Skybus service will take you from the airport to Hobart city. Please check their website for details on how to book.

Hobart to Cygnet

Cygnet is an easy 50 minute drive from Hobart through some of the world's most unspoilt, picturesque countryside and coastal areas.

If you are driving, you can choose to drive through the beautiful Huon Valley or along the stunning coastal Channel Highway.

Free Bus

The Cygnet Folk Festival Committee are excited to be able to offer a free/by donation bus service between Hobart and Cygnet for Day Ticket holders attending the 2024 festival on either Saturday or Sunday!  Head to our website to book your Festival Day Ticket or Festival Green Day Ticket and add the bus ticket to your order.
The bus departs from Hotel Grand Chancellor on Campbell Street in Hobart and arrives at George St in Cygnet, close to the festival box office to get your festival wristband.
If you would like to be picked up / dropped off in Huonville please go ahead and secure your ticket and then contact the festival: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you’ll be catching the bus in Huonville.
Bus times:


  • Saturday departs Campbell Street, Grand Chancellor 9am (collect in Huonville at 9:40am) and depart Cygent at 5pm.
  • Saturday departs Campbell Street, Grand Chancellor 12pm (collect in Huonville at 12:40pm) and depart Cygent at 10:30pm.


  • Sunday departs Campbell Street, Grand Chancellor 9am (collect in Huonville at 9:40am) and depart Cygent at 5pm.
  • Sunday departs Campbell Street, Grand Chancellor 12pm (collect in Huonville at 12:40pm) and depart Cygent at 9:00pm.

Alternatively, you can take the public bus

Tassielink Coaches and Metro Bus Service operate bus services between Hobart and Cygnet.

See Tassielink Coaches Timetable and Fare Schedule and Metro Bus Timetable Route 98 & Metro Bus Fares.


The Spirit of Tasmania overnight ferry service operates between Melbourne and Devonport on the north coast of Tasmania.

During the summer months there are additional day-time sailings. The Spirit of Tasmania carries cars, motor bikes, trailers, trucks and other vehicles.

Devonport is approximately 4.5 hours drive from Cygnet taking you through scenic Tasmanian landscapes and historic towns. Car hire is available in Devonport.

Things to Do While You are Here

The Huon and Channel regions are some of the loveliest parts of our island.  Take some extra time to visit the many attractions in this beautiful, unique area and experience Tasmania's fine food and cool climate wines. Plan a holiday and stay for a week or two!

The Huon Trail is the perfect touring route to take you around the area to the south of Hobart. In just a 20-minute drive, you will find a world of extensive and serene waterways, wild coastlines, quiet farmlands, boutique vineyards, and rugged but accessible World Heritage wilderness. The Huon Trail leads you to ideal places for a relaxing holiday or short break, offering an inspiring mix of outdoor adventures, accommodation to suit all budgets, delicious food – especially cheeses, cherries, stone fruits, berries, meats and the freshest of seafood – top class cool-climate wines, a rich maritime, forest and rural heritage, and friendly, creative people.

There are four areas along The Huon Trail – the Huon Valley, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island and the remote and wild Far South. Each of these areas offers unique experiences and attractions ranging from towering sea cliffs, dramatic mountain peaks, ancient forests, wondrous underground caves, pristine waterways, native flora and fauna and truly sensational landscapes.

Please visit the Huon Valley Tourism Association for more information