Road Photos & Information: Tasmania
  Huon Highway & Southern Outlet (A6)

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A6 is a highway linking Tasmania's Huon Valley with Hobart. There's a number of agricultural and fishing towns along the route, and the road is Australia's southern-most highway, though there are a couple of numbered routes that venture further south.

The Huon Highway from Huonville to Geeveston is a significant route servicing industry in the region and a major tourist route to the South West Wilderness.

The original Huon Highway (now known as Huon Road) was a twisty two-lane road skirting around Mount Wellington, but most of this was bypassed. This provided a more direct, and higher traffic-capacity, route between Hobart and the Huon Valley.

The Southern Outlet bypasses South Hobart and heads south into the mountainous terrain of Mt Nelson to Kingston. The two lanes heading towards Hobart are separated from the southbound lanes because of the mountainous landscape the Southern Outlet travels through. It is a major State Classified Arterial Truck Route.

The Southern Outlet connects with the Channel Highway, the Huon Highway, the Midland Highway and the Tasman Highway.

The Southern Outlet is one of Hobart's more busier Commuter Highwways handling in excess of 31 000 traffic movements per day. 1

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Southport to Hobart   Hobart to Southport
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Davey St (A6) approaching Antill St, South Hobart, July 2018.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Hastings Cave Rd (C635) at Southport, July 2018.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Looking southwest at South Hobart on Davey Street as you approach Huon Road (B64), July 2018. Click here for a photo of this location by Peter Renshaw from June 2007.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Hastings Cave Rd (C635) at Southport, July 2018.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at South Hobart approaching the B64 section of Davey St and Southern Outlet (A6), July 2018.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Northbound on the Southern Outlet approaching the Huon Rd / Davey / Macquarie Street junction at South Hobart, October 2007.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Southern outlet & Davey Street:
Intersection directional sign at the corner of Davey St (B64) and Southern Outlet (A6) at South Hobart, July 2018.

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  Southern outlet & Davey Street:
Intersection directional sign at the corner of Davey St (B64) and Southern Outlet (A6) at South Hobart, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

Southern outlet & Davey Street:
Intersection directional sign at the corner of Davey St (B64) and Southern Outlet (A6) at South Hobart, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

  Southern outlet & Davey Street:
Intersection directional sign at the corner of Davey St (B64) and Southern Outlet (A6) at South Hobart, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

Large Diagrammatic AD Sign:
Southbound on the Southern Outlet approaching the interchange for the Channel Hwy (B68) at Kingston, October 2007.

Image © Peter Renshaw

     

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Last updated: 10-Nov-2018 11:20

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