A pulp mill was opened in the town in 1962, and was Geeveston's largest employer until the plant closed in 1982, devastating the area economically. The opening of a branch of the Bendigo Bank, and a major tourist attraction in the district, the Tahune Airwalk (2001), brought new optimism.
Originally cast as a Congregationalist settlement, Geeveston was a temperance town and to this day, no hotels have been established with the town borders. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. In the early days, the locals would beat a path to the nearby Kermandie Hotel at Port Huon to quench their thirsts!
A beautiful town to visit and from here you can access the Hartz Mountains National Park and the Tahune Airwalk
Information gathered mainly from information boards located around Geeveston
About the Forest & Heritage Centre - Forest & Heritage Centre
Tahune Airwalk - http://tahuneairwalk.com.au/