|Exhilarating East Coast|
Many visitors to the East Coast get excited when they see another car on the road – there are that few, that people notice. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque coastal scenery as the road from Orford in the south to St Helens in the far northeast grips the coast. Don’t be deceived by the distances though – what looks like a short distance may pass many sites and attractions that you will just have to stop to investigate and photograph. Head to Freycinet National Park to admire one of the world’s most pristine beaches called Wineglass Bay
Tamar Wine and Produce Trail
Mountains to Coast
Ocean Fresh SeafoodSome of the world’s freshest seafood is harvested in the pristine waters surrounding Tasmania. Restaurants throughout the state proudly serve Tasmanian fresh oysters, lobsters, abalone, scallops and a dazzling selection of fish. Dine alfresco at one of several seafood punts on the Hobart foreshore, sushi restaurants in Hobart or landmark restaurants around the island state.
Prime and Pristine ProduceTasmania’s relative isolation works in its favour as the state’s produce from the sea and land is grown in optimum conditions. Fresh air (Cape Grim in the northwest has the world’s cleanest air) and pristine rivers and seas ensures that the state’s abundant produce is of the highest quality. Savour local delights like leatherwood honey, native pepperberries, Cape Grim Wagyu beef and heirloom vegetables.
Let’s Party, Tasmanian Style
Huon ValleyVisitors to Tasmania don’t have to travel far to discover pristine ancient forests and eco adventures in natural settings. Tahune Forest near Geeveston is home to the exhilarating AirWalk where adventurers can walk on a suspended trail 48m above the forest floor. Zip line and hang gliding are possibilities here too. Speed thrills on the Huon Jet which whisks thrill-seekers across the normally tranquil waters of the Huon River. Head to Bruny Island for a coastal adventure past steep cliffs to a bustling seal colony.
Mount Field National ParkThis pristine park is located less than one hour’s drive from the capital Hobart. The graceful Russell Falls are accessible along a well-formed forest trail that snakes beneath giant tree ferns. In autumn, sections of the forest turn golden yellow as the native beech of Fagus tree shed their leaves and turn the forest into hues of yellow that just cry out to be photographed.
To Market, to MarketHobart’s Saturday Salamanca Market is marked off on everyone’s calendar – locals and visitors as everyone wants a slice of the market action. Think fresh, unique, artisinal and seasonal at the most competitive prices. The former historic sandstone warehouses along the docks are a backdrop to all the market action which lasts from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
MONA – Motivating and MesmerisingHobart’s innovative Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) has changed the way many people view and appreciate art. The art stimulates the mind, challenges the senses and above all, elicits a response from all visitors. This integrated complex includes dining spaces, premium Moorilla wines, Moo Beer, stunning accommodation and landscaped gardens. Travel by catamaran from Hobart’s fishing docks across the Derwent River to MONA’s bushland setting on the harbour foreshore.
Pluck n' PickBecome a farmer and pick your own sweet and delicious local cool climate seasonal fruit at Sorell Fruit Farm just out of the city. The season lasts from November to May. Enjoy sweet and plump strawberries and less known fruits such as tayberries, loganberries and silvanberries. Afterwards enjoy tasty berry ice cream and Devonshire teas.
What’s on Tasmania!From cutting edge cultural festivals and world-class sporting events to country fairs and farmers market, there’s always something on in Tasmania.