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Frenchman's River - Helmsman's Cygnet - Tasmania

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Escape to Frenchman's River, Cygnet, Tasmania. Escape to serenity. And beauty. Be embraced by views of water and trees as you share a hidden valley of hundreds of acres with wallabies and quolls, Tasmanian devils and potoroos...

Or take your time, and wander beside the Frenchman’s River - the mighty Huon that rolls into Cygnet Bay - while you contemplate what might have been: French explorers came to Cygnet 200 years ago, before the English arrived.

They met the indigenous peoples, and thought they'd found paradise. They were right, and if they'd not sailed away, we might all be speaking French in Tasmania today. Discover that almost unknown history for yourself - it's a fascinating story...

And, at Frenchman's River, you'll be embraced by Nature as you sink into an horizon that sweeps towards the great Southern ocean.

Sunset and stars, seasons of warmth, seasons of cold - at Frenchman's River, you'll see the world with fresh, new eyes. And hold your breath in wonder as an Aurora fills the sky across the bay....


Two luxurious & exquisite self catering houses wait for you on a 200+ acre farm overlooking the bay at Cygnet, Southern Tasmania.

Views, comfort and space abound. Opulent bedrooms, stylish bathrooms, chef's kitchens and fully stocked pantry and fridge brim with seasonal delights, and much more than all the staples in each of the houses.

Tasmanian cheeses, wine (beer &/or cider), delicious eggs, local bacon, milk, butter and artisan bread are all provided plus luxurious linens, free wifi, netflix and a bose sound system.

Double glazing, fans, reverse-cycle air conditioning, open fires and electric panel heating all make changing seasons a joy. While Tasmanian art, lovely furniture and thoughtful touches - chocolate biscuits, Nespresso, organic amenities - all add to your pleasure as you savour the comfort, peace and luxury of Frenchman's River.

Local wildlife - shy Tasmanian Devils, spotted quolls, golden possums and wallabies - can be glimpsed after the sun sets; while the abundant birdlife (eagles, wrens, robins, hawks, the list is endless) are also constant visitors.

Check In: 15:00|Check Out: 11:00
Hours: Check in 3.00pm, check out 11.00am

Map & Directions

130 Winns Road, Cygnet TAS 7112, Australia


45 minutes from HOBART - "the short way" via Davey Street, the Southern Outlet & Huonville - and an hour from both MONA & the Hobart Airport - Frenchman’s River, Cygnet is ideally placed in the heart of the lovely Huon Valley as you explore this wonderful region.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made WITHIN 14 (fourteen) days of the booked arrival date incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations made MORE THAN 14 (fourteen) days from booked arrival date incur an administration charge of 15% of total booking fee. No shows incur 100% of the tariff. We encourage our customers to purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.


Great news! After only three months in operation, in October 2016 in competition against 40,000 other properties, Stayz Australia named "The Helmsmans House" at Frenchmans River as the National Winner in the "Romance" section in its annual awards.

Special Events

Stayz National Awards 2016/17 : the "Helmsmans House" at Frenchmans River, Cygnet, wins Australian award for "Romance"