From boutique vineyards and craft beer to local produce and award winning seafood, Tasmania is well-known as an epicentre for quality, locally made produce, organic farming and sustainability. The state’s clean air and water, rich soil and cool climate offer ideal conditions for cultivating the best food and drink in Australia.
Yearly festivals like the Taste Hobart Festivale, Festivale in Launceston, Tamar Valley Beerfest, Devonport Food and Wine Festival and Bicheno Food and Wine Festival showcase the best produce and drink Tasmania has on offer.
Tasmania is well known for its quality seafood, particularly its rock lobster, abalone, sea urchin, mussels, oysters, sashimi, salmon and various species of fish. You can taste these delights right around the state with the regions of the east coast and the south being favourites in seafood.
For fresh fruits and vegetables, Tasmania is second to none, with many farmers markets and local eateries around the state offering quality in-season produce at affordable prices. The Huon Valley is a great region for fruit and the Tamar Valley and Great Western Tiers in the north are notable for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, loganberries and currants. There are also roadside stalls right around the state that sell local fruits, vegetables, honey and more.
The cool climate produces award-winning wines, with pinot noirs and sparkling wines attracting the interest of wine makers from around the world. Tasmania is also ideal for producing cider, whisky and gin, with boutique breweries, craft beer pubs and distilleries offering samples of the best that Tasmania has to offer.
From affordable and friendly pubs to high-end bars and restaurants, travellers have many opportunities to tantalise their taste buds with Tasmania’s food and drink. For those that like to cook, you can select your own produce straight from the source, take it to your accommodation, and cook up a storm!