Cygnet

Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Caravan Park Liquor Supplies Youth Hostel Public Toilets Boat Ramp BBQ Picnic Area Visitor Information

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DISTANCES: Hobart (via Huonville) 66Km, Hobart (via Oyster Cove) 52Km, Huonville 18km

Named by the French Admiral D’Entrecasteaux ‘Port de Cygnet Noir’ (Black Swanport) owing to the number of swans in the bay, the name ultimately became Cygnet.

The first white settler was William Nichols who arrived in 1834. Part of his home is still standing. John Wilson, son of Nichols’ eldest daughter, founded a shipbuilding business.

The Port Cygnet district is a fruit and wine growing area which includes the small townships of Garden Island Creek, Gardners Bay, Lymington, Nicholls Rivulet and Wattle Grove.

Pelverata Falls is a spectacular freefalling waterfall on the Sandfly road. There are pleasant beach areas and boat launching facilities at Verona Sands (near Garden Island Creek), Randalls Bay and Eggs and Bacon Bay. The Lymington Lace Agate can sometimes be found at Drip Beach, Lymington, an area to which it is unique.

The Cygnet area has a number of wineries, potters, woodcraftsmen, craft shops, antique shops and tea rooms. Accommodation includes youth hostels, cabins and 4 star colonial-style, along with a number of sporting clubs - bowls, tennis, sailing and golf.