9. Cygnet, Tasmania.
Nearly as far south as south goes, Cygnet is a cuddly little township between the D’entrecasteaux channel and the Huon river.
Nestled cozily between hills covered in fruit orchards, this picturesque haven is beloved by musicians and free spirits, and is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides.
Follow the Cygnet Art Trail, take a dip on the beach at Verona Sands, visit one of the nearby wineries or go hiking through the hills.
Spend the evening at a local cafe or sample the fantastic fresh produce.
Best time to visit: Summer – and coincidentally cherry season – is from December to March.