When the French navigator Bruni DEntrecasteaux back in 1793 observed a large
number of swans in the area, he named the bay Port des Cygnes (Port of Swans).
Visitors today can enjoy this very special place known as Cygnet and Port Cygnet
which offers a easy lifestyle that casts a spell over those who visit.
The centre of fruit growing for the Huon Valley, Cygnet also attracts artists
and musicians seeking that alternative lifestyle with its own rhythm and
It is here that artists converge for the annual Cygnet Folk Festival. There
are several art studios, craft shops and galleries that showcase the immense
talent in the region.