1. Gourmet walking and eating
Join Taste.Walk.Talk to see the best of Launceston’s foodie hot spots – from watering holes and lolly makers to pastry chefs, restaurateurs and cider makers. All you need do is eat and walk and talk.
2. From market to tasty market
Get produce straight from the farmer’s hand. If you can’t eat it, drink it, grow it or meet the producer, you won’t find it at the Farm Gate Market in Hobart. Same goes for the Harvest Market in Launceston where an inner-city car park is transformed into a bustling farm gate affair.
3. Foodie road tripping
With over 40 stops, the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail calls for a relaxed drive peppered with delicious stops. Think craft beer, cloth-matured cheddar, cool-climate wine and a salmon burger at what’s likely to be the world’s only ginseng and salmon farm.
4. Crafty ales
There are micro-breweries powered by passionate brewers all over Tasmania. At Two Metre Tall, meet a brewer who happens to be two metres tall, Seven Sheds claimed notoriety for their ales. The list goes on – Hobart Brewing Company, Shambles, Little Rivers, Bruny Island Beer Company, Saint John Craft Beer Bar, Captain Blighs….
5. Cellar door hopping
It’s not just enviable cool-climate wine territory and cellar doors you’ll find in the Tamar Valley. There’s also hazelnuts, lush orchards, pastures and a world-class fave not to miss – Jansz Tasmania, a sparkling that put Pipers River on the world map.
6. Cider in an apple shed
Find out about Tasmania’s apple-filled past as you sip organic cider to live music (Friday nights) and order from a rustic menu packed with local fare. Don’t skip the smashed pink-eye potatoes, order two serves!
7. Cheese brought to you by very happy cows
Discover a dairy farm that’s been perfecting traditional cheese-making techniques for more than a century and a secret contraption that ensures the happiest cows on Earth – a giant cow backscratcher