Seafood, wine, fruit, chocolate, fudge, ice cream, gin… Calling all foodies! The folks on the Tasman Peninsula do it local and fresh; grown, harvested, distilled, and served up to delightful perfection. Luckily for the rest of us, they are willing to share. Here are our five picks for getting your tastebuds in a tizzy on the Tasman. Go on, treat yourself!
Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed
Bangor is perched on a lovely hill next to the vineyard overlooking the water at Dunalley. A leisurely 45 minute drive from Hobart, it’s a cellar door, farm gate shop and restaurant all in one! Indulge in fresh oysters and fine wine, harvested from the vines and the sea before you.
For more info, see: Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed
Lucky Ducks Restaurant & Café
The folks at Lucky Ducks have many talents. They bake fresh bread, cakes and treats onsite, and actually grow a lot of their produce on their farm just up the street. Oh, and they’re also a florist! Stop in for a warm welcome and a generous serving of delicious local produce.
For more info, see: Lucky Ducks Restaurant & Café
Federation Artisan Chocolate
For something sweet, pop into Federation Artisan Chocolate in Taranna (opposite the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo). Watch the magic unfold through viewing windows as they create their amazing range of chocolate, fudge and nougat. The chocolate is melted, hand-mixed and moulded using old style methods and equipment reminiscent of yesteryear. It’s free entry, plus free tastings! Can you figure out their secret recipes?
For more info, see: Federation Artisan Chocolate
Port Arthur Lavender
If you’ve ever wanted to try purple ice cream, this is the place for you! Port Arthur Lavender offer a scrumptious range of lavender-inspired cuisine, ranging from fresh seafood, muffins, chutneys, jams, chocolates, fudges, cakes and slices. Walk it off amongst the lavender and gaze out at the serene waterfront at Long Bay. Divine!
For more info, see: Port Arthur Lavender
Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery is nestled into the side of Mount Arthur and is open by appointment only. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a gin distiller, they offer hands-on 4 hour workshops on Fridays (bookings via Bespoke Tasmania), which includes a flavour-matched lunch and 500ml of your own fine spirit to take home. Cheers to that!
For more info, see: William McHenry & Sons Distillery