Tasmania is a food-lover’s nirvana, offering dining in a natural setting. With a strong tradition of small-scale production and organic farming, Tasmania’s dedicated growers deliver an authentic culinary experience.
Saffire Lodge, Freycinet National Park
Freycinet Peninsula combines granite mountains, white beaches, crystal-clear water and tawny forests, over a 38-kilometre (24-mile) coastline. Overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay is luxury lodge – Saffire Freycinet.
- 2½ hours drive from Hobart or 2 hours from Launceston, limousine or 30-minute scenic flight transfers available
- Complimentary activities include guided walks to Wineglass Bay lookout and trips to nearby islands on vessel, Saffire
- Enjoy oysters fresh from the bay with a glass of champagne at Freycinet Marine Farm
- Saffire’s Palate is considered one of the most exclusive restaurants in Tasmania, the menu changes daily designed around what is fresh from the paddock or water that day
MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart
MONA, a quirky modern art gallery on the Berridale Peninsula, just 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from Hobart, combines art with fine produce and wine, with the Moorilla Winery and Moo Brew brewery housed in the grounds of the museum.
- Stay overnight in the high-tech and luxurious MONA Pavilions
- Choose from an array of dining choices on site, from French-inspired cuisine at The Source Restaurant, shared plates at Moorilla Wine Bar to casual dining at MONA Café
- Take a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of MONA and wine tasting at Moorilla vineyard, Wednesday to Monday (1.5 hours)
- Join a guided tasting tour of Moo Brew craft beer Brewery. Alternatively try a flight at the Wine Bar: four samples of the best brews, complete with self- guided tasting notes
Located just off the Tasmanian mainland near Hobart, Bruny Island is a treasure trove that boasts some of the state’s best scenery, produce and wildlife in one stunning package. The Bruny Island Long Weekend provides all of this and more in an unforgettable three days of invigorating walks, wildlife discoveries, fresh local produce and luxury camping. Delicious gourmet ingredients are collected during the day and transformed by multi-skilled guides into amazing dishes matched with excellent Tassie wines.
Spotlight: Bruny Island Long Weekend
- Harvest fresh oysters from the shore and sample wines at Australia’s southern-most vineyard
- Take the award winning Pennicott Wilderness cruise
- Explore untouched wilderness along breathtaking coastal walks
- Enjoy a scenic sea-plane flight back to Hobart
Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
The Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail is a self-drive journey through Tasmania’s northwest. Sample fresh produce and wine while voyaging through some of Tasmania’s most scenic regions.
- The House of Anvers chocolate factory and the Spreyton Cider Company near Devonport
- Cheese tastings at Ashgrove Farm and berry delicacies at Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm
- Three Willows Vineyard and 41 South Salmon and Ginseng Farm, in the Red Hills area
- Craft beers at Seven Sheds Brewery in Railton
- Award-winning whisky at Hellyers Road Distillery in Havenview
More Food and Wine Experiences
- Hobart’s weekly markets showcase organic and artisanal providores – Salamanca Market (Saturday morning) and Farm Gate Market (Sundays)
- Josef Chromy Wines in the Tamar Valley wine region, near Launceston, features excellent wines, a welcoming cellar door and one of the state’s most celebrated restaurants
- Taste Tasmania’s nectar on the Tasmanian Whiskey Trail and the Tasmanian Cider Trail
- On Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Seafood Seduction full-day cruise, from Hobart, guests enjoy oysters shucked straight from the water as their guides dive for abalone and haul a crayfish pot before transforming it all in to a seafood feast
- Join a cooking class at sustainable farm, The Agrarian Kitchen, situated in the beautiful Derwent Valley near Hobart. Seasonal classes cover everything from charcuterie, smoking and sourdough to craft beer, preserves and mouth-watering desserts
Food & Wine Festival and Events Calendar
Taste Tasmanian cool climate wine, including its sophisticated sparkling’s and food at Festivale over three days in Launceston’s City Park. Expect an emphasis on the wines of the Tamar Valley.
Savour Tasmania, Hobart
The perfect celebration of local produce, wine, beers and ciders. Enjoy an array of events including the signature Red Wine Weekend featuring a range of master classes and tastings.
Taste of Tasmania
Held between Christmas and New Year along Hobart’s waterfront, the festival features over 70 boutique food, wine, cider and beer stalls and live entertainment, culminating in a New Year’s Eve Party.