Food & Wine
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Tasmania Food & Wine
Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; a rich history; and a relaxed island lifestyle.
According to experienced travellers who have crisscrossed the globe in search of excellence, Tasmania has one of the world's ten best beaches. Wineglass Bay, US-based Outside magazine, the world's best little town (Strahan, Chicago Tribune) and is rated as 'the best island in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific' (Travel + Leisure magazine) and 'the world's best temperate island' (Condé Nast Traveler magazine).
Tasmania Convict Ruins
The Gourmet Island!
International connoisseurs know Tasmania as Australia's gourmet island. World-class ales, beers and wines complement rock lobster, Atlantic salmon and the sweet saltiness of oysters. Tasmania now produces some excellent wines notably pinot noir. The vineyards are small and special and located mainly around the Tamar Valley and southwest Tasmania. An easy loop drive can be taken from Launceston or Hobart.
A Wilderness Journey
More than one third of Tasmania is protected national parks and reserves. You'll be surprised how easy it is to experience the wilderness – on Dove Lake or Russell Falls walking track, from a cruise boat off Bruny Island's south coast or by light plane to Melaleuca, deep in the Southwest.
Explore Tasmania's breathtaking wilderness in all its grandeur. You can also wander through charming villages, discover secluded beaches and sample some of Tasmania's delicious local cuisine and world-class wines.
Goway's Picks – Best Food and Drink Guide
- Enjoy delicious cheeses and cream from King Island.
- Taste the Fresh seafood - Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout, rock lobsters, Abalone, octopus, blue-lip mussels, scallops and oysters, freshwater rainbow trout from Tasmanian inland waters.
- Pick your own Fresh Apples and Strawberry's from one of the many orchards.
- Shop for food at Salamanca Market Place – held every Saturday in Hobart.
- Take a Brewery tour at Boags (Launceston) and Cascades (Hobart).
- Visit Moorilla Winery outside of Hobart and Pipers Brook vineyard outside of Launceston.
Goway's Top tips: Visit Port Arthur – a day trip from Hobart to see the first Australian settlement, if you have time stay overnight and take a 'ghost tour'.
Visit the Tahune Air Walk an amazing walk along the tree canopies just a short drive from Hobart.
Goway's Pick - Special Accommodation
Cradle Mountain Lodge and Spa
Cradle Mountain Lodge is a unique wilderness retreat on the edge of the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and lounge.
The Waldheim Alpine Spa is very popular so be sure to book early! Your private timber cabin is set discreetly in the wilderness, all have fireplaces and some have spa baths.
This award winning Lodge has 60 tastefully appointed cabins thoughtfully located in a secluded bushland setting inside Freycinet National Park to work in harmony with the natural beauty.
The lodge is surrounded by wildlife and beautiful scenery; it has a range of activities available from guided walks to kayaking. The lodge also has an excellent restaurant, bistro and bar.