Embark on a flavourful journey
From immersive farm-to-table experiences to fine dining and artisan encounters in vineyards, Tasmania promises to deliver a food adventure just a short drive away.
Tasmania, the hidden gem of Australia’s culinary scene, beckons food enthusiasts with its diverse offerings. To ensure a seamless and worry-free journey, consider the invaluable support of RACT Roadside Assistance. Hop in your car and indulge your taste buds as we unveil the top five Tasmanian foodie road trips that will leave you craving for more.
Huon Valley Harvest Trail
Located just a short drive from Hobart, the Huon Valley is a food lover's dream. The region boasts fertile farmland, picturesque orchards, and lush vineyards. Embark on the Huon Valley Harvest Trail, a scenic journey that takes you through charming towns and idyllic countryside. Indulge in farm-fresh fruits like apples, berries, and cherries, as you try cellar door favourites like the cherry blend at Pagan Cider, the incredible pinot noir at Kate Hill Wines or head to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed for the ultimate apple pie.
East Coast Epicurean Adventure
Embark on an enticing road trip along Tasmania's breathtaking East Coast, where picturesque coastal landscapes and tantalising seafood awaits. Begin your culinary adventure at St Helens and treat your taste buds to the delights of freshly shucked oysters, scallops and abalone. As you continue your journey south, be sure to make a stop at the renowned Freycinet Peninsula, home to the iconic Wineglass Bay. Plus, take advantage of exclusive member accommodation discounts at Freycinet Lodge along the way, ensuring a delightful and affordable stay throughout your foodie road trip.
Tamar Valley Wine Route
Located just a short drive from Launceston, the Tamar Valley is a haven for wine enthusiasts. Embark on the Tamar Valley Wine Route and meander along the picturesque banks of the Tamar River. The region is known for its cool-climate wines, particularly pinot noir, chardonnay, and riesling. Visit the numerous cellar doors and vineyards, meet passionate winemakers, and indulge in wine tastings. Pair your wine with locally produced cheeses, olives, and other gourmet delights for a truly memorable experience.
Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
Experience the best of Tasmania's north-west coast with a journey along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Start your adventure in Devonport and make your way to the iconic Cradle Mountain. Along the way, you'll encounter an array of culinary gems. Sample creamy cheeses at Ashgrove Farm, taste fresh berries at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, and explore the flavours of local honey and nuts. Members can enjoy discounted rates on accommodation within the park at Cradle Mountain Hotel, allowing you not only enjoy the experience but also save on costs along the way.
Bruny Island Gourmet Trail
No foodie road trip in Tasmania would be complete without a visit to Bruny Island. Just a short ferry ride from Kettering, this island paradise is a culinary wonderland. Embark on the Bruny Island Gourmet Trail and savour the island's finest produce. Taste delicious oysters straight from the ocean, savour handmade chocolates and fudges, and sample creamy cheeses at Bruny Island Cheese. To complete your experience, join a gourmet wilderness cruise, where you can witness the island's incredible wildlife and enjoy a platter of local specialties. As a bonus for members, exclusive discounts are available through Experiences Tas.
Tasmania’s foodie road trips offer a feast for the senses, combining breathtaking landscapes with mouthwatering culinary experiences. From the orchards and vineyards of the Huon Valley to the coastal delights of the East Coast, the wine routes of the Tamar Valley and trails across Cradle and Bruny. With these exceptional foodie road trips just a short drive away, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure.
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