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Discover: Tasmania

Monday, 25 November 2019


Isolated from the mainland, Tasmania is busting out with fabulous festivals and sensational food and drink, riding a tourism-fuelled economy boom that’s the envy of all of Australia. Tragic stories of the island’s past, provide a backdrop to its haunting Gothic landscape. Architectural treasures include convict-built bridges at Ross, Richmond and Campbell Town. In the meantime, the state’s obsession with the extinct Tasmanian tiger continues! Food is the Apple Isle’s contribution to the world. With premium seafood, cheese, bread, honey, nuts, truffles, stone fruit, craft beer, whisky, gin and intensely flavoured cool-climate wines. This state is a must visit.


Tasmania has become the food world’s newest culinary destination. Tasmania’s landscape inspires its growers to produce an authentic food and drink experience. You can find it at farmers markets and in local eateries, from cheap and cheerful pubs to high-end bars and restaurants. Foodies can learn how to prepare amazing food by taking cooking classes, pick fresh produce straight form the source and sample excellent dishes and produce at food festivals. Here are some of the places you can look in on:

  • Faro at Mona
  • Agrarian Kitchen
  • Dier Makr
  • Fico
  • Franklin
  • Templo
  • Bridge Hotel
  • The Brunswick Hotel
  • Pearl & Co

Top Ten attractions

  1. Salamanca Market
  2. Museum of Old and New Art
  3. Kunanyi/Mt Wellington
  4. Port Arthur Heritage-listed historic site
  5. Cataract Gorge
  6. Freycinet National Park and Green Oyster Bay
  7. Cradle Mountain – world heritage wilderness
  8. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – Hobart
  9. Blow Hole and Tasman Arch
  10. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery


  • Hobart Twilight market Brooke St Pier (29 Nov monthly) – eat, drink, design and music! Tasmania is renowned for its quality produce and that what you’ll find at this market.
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (26 Dec-31 Dec) – one of the most gruelling yacht races in the world. It begins in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart.
  • The Taste of Tasmania (28 Dec-03 Jan) – taking place against the backdrop of Hobart’s picturesque waterfront precinct. Celebrating the very nest in Tasmanian produce and producers.

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