31 January 2012

Tasmania - A Foodie's Paradise

Tasmania's four distinct seasons produces a haven ripe for fresh seafood, local produce and boutique wineries. Hire a car and you can take your time exploring the many cafes, restaurants, factories and vineyards offering an abundance of goodies from beef to handcrafted cheese.

Hobart’s waterfront becomes the star of the SydneyHobart race each year. The waterfront is a lively fishing port offering crispy chips and delicious crumbed scallops fresh from the bay.
Battery Point Steakhouse offers the finest Tasmanian beef, dry-aged and grilled to perfection. Visit the 1920’s stable building of Experience Ethos. and enjoy trendy tapas or enjoy award winning wine and magnificent views of Coal River Valley at Meadowbank Estate.

Salamanca Markets, Hobart
A visit to Hobart isn’t complete until you enjoy the produce and local flavour at Salamanca Market, opening every Saturday morning of the year. 
Want to know the secret that divides Tasmania’s northerners and southerners? The beer. The local southern drop is Cascade Brewery, the oldest operating brewery in Australia. Not only do they produce beers of the finest quality, but they also produce one of Tasmania’s favourite beverages – Apple Isle, a sparkling apple juice you can find in takeaway stores all around the state.

Tamar Valley
The Tamar Valley Wine Route in the state’s north, offers internationally acclaimed pinot noir, pinot gris and riesling wines plus vineyard restaurants offering stunning views over the Tamar River. Journey onto Launceston and find some of Australia’s best pizza at the Italian Pizza House on George Street. Located at the entrance to the gorgeous Cataract Gorge and perched on the river’s edge is an old millhouse turned restaurant, Stillwater. Boasting local produce and an excellent wine menu, it is regarded by many as the best in town. For those who prefer beer, take a walking tour Boag’s Brewery on the city centre fringe, finishing with a sample of their award-winning beers.

Tasmanian Raspberries
Tasmania’s agriculture heart is the North West, with rich, fertile red earth and mild temperatures making the region perfect for growing saffron, poppies, tuplips, wasabi, raspberries, cherries, stone fruit and host dairy farming. Hobart may be home to Cadbury’s chocolate factory, but the north west produces and processes the milk. A drive between Launceston and Burnie will see you pass a raspberry café, 2 cherry sheds, 2 cheese factories with on-site shops, Anvers chocolate gift shop plus Elizabeth Town café boasting a range of local fudge. Don't miss the new Makers' Workshop in Burnie - home to The Cheese Shop and cafe, a local favourite is the chicken and camembert pie.  

Strahan is a picturesque fishing village with lengthy convict history. The town’s port brings in the best, fresh seafood from the cold, clean west coast waters, includes oysters, abalone, scallops, crashfish and an assortment of fish.
King Island Dairy
King Island is dotted with farms producing an abundance of goodies from beef to handcrafted cheese. The ‘King Island Cloud Juice’ provides fresh drinking water from the cleanest air in the world. Its pure taste has lead to the ‘juice’ being served as table water in many exclusive French restaurants. All across Tasmania, local stores, gift shops and delis offer wasabi, gourmet sauces, handmade chocolates and fresh berry ice-cream.

Richmond Bridge
The best way to experience all Tasmania has to offer is to book a self drive package with accommodation, car hire, maps and comprehensive driving directions. For assistance booking your Tasmanian holiday, contact Sunlover Holidays on 13 88 33.  

1 comment:

  1. This blog is very well written and I appreciate your efforts.. Keep up the good work holiday and want to spend a lot of time in Tasmania....:)