Welcome to our simple English blog about the Huon Valley. We write this blog for backpackers on a working holiday and for other travellers like you.

Where to church

Hello traveller! There are many lovely churches across the Huon Valley, in far south Tasmania. Today I want to share with you about three churches near Huonville which welcome travellers like you.

If you are a backpacker on a working-holiday visa, any one of these traveller-friendly churches may be good for you. I will list them in alphabetical order.


C3 is a Charismatic church. They are informal and focus on worship. They sing modern songs from places like Hillsong. And they meet at 2:30pm, Sundays at 8 Heron Street (a large scout hall in the middle of Huonville).

You can find out more about C3 church here:


Redeemer is a Reformed church. They semi-formal and they focus on teaching. They sing classic and modern songs, including hymns and Hillsong. And they meet at 10am, Sundays at 8 Heron Street (the same scout hall as C3).

You can find out more about Redeemer church here:

St James

St James is an Anglican church. They are more formal and they follow a liturgy. They sing classic hymns and some modern songs. And they meet at 9am and 10:30am at St James Church building, 1 Louisa St in Ranelagh (the church has beautiful yellow doors).

You can find out more about St James church here:

Where to stay…

All three of these traveller-friendly churches welcome backpackers from all over the world. You would be welcome at any of them.

And if you need a place to stay when you come to the Huon Valley, you can stay with us at our hostel, Pilgrim Hill. Beds are $20 a night or $126 a week. You can book here.

Next time I write will be in late January, as we take a break over Christmas.

Till next time, safe travels!

This is a picture of the scout hall in Huonville where two good traveller-friendly churches meet, C3 and Huonville.
The Scout Hall in Huonville, where C3 and Redeemer meet

About Peirce Baehr

Peirce runs Pilgrim Hill with his wife, Christina. Peirce loves talking to travellers, learning new languages, studying old history, and discovering more about other cultures. He also loves being a father to a big family and following God wherever God leads.

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