Southern Tasmania is a real foodie paradise. Choose from a range of guided food experiences or plot out your own plan of attack for a culinary adventure south of Hobart. The longer you stay, the more you can taste.
The local eateries star fresh, seasonal produce. Taste fresh seafood caught from the water in front of you. Admire the local orchards and vineyards and tour the boutique breweries, wineries, ciderhouses, and distilleries. Pick up artisan goods from farmgates, cellar doors, and markets. We’ve put together some tips for happy taste buds.
Guided food experiences
All you need to do is show up (wearing stretchy pants).
Bruny Island food tours
Enjoy a guided tour of Bruny’s hot spots (departing from Hobart) with:
- Bruny Island Safaris Foods, Sightseeing & Lighthouse Tours
- Bruny Island Traveller – A seven-course gourmet day tour.
Farms & cooking schools
Experience true paddock to plate at:
- Grandvewe Cheeses & Hartshorn Distillery, Birchs Bay – Organic sheep cheese (and other products) and boutique sheep whey spirits.
- Fat Pig Farm Friday Feast, Glaziers Bay – Visit the home of Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans and feast at the long table.
- The Farmhouse Kitchen, Wattle Grove – Learn to cook Italian style.
- Beyond the Farm Gate Tours, Huon Valley – Enjoy door to door service on their wine and cider tour.
- Campo de Flori Lavender Tour, Glen Huon – Seasonal tour, when the lavender fields are in bloom.
Artisan goods to take home
Haul your loot back to your accommodation for a leisurely feast.
Meet the producers and taste the goods:
- The Woodbridge Smokehouse – Traditionally smoked Ocean Trout and Atlantic Salmon.
- Campo de Flori, Glen Huon – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, culinary lavender, and saffron products.
- Tas-Saff, Glaziers Bay – Saffron gin and saffron tea.
- The Honey Pot, Huonville & Bruny Island Honey Company, Great Bay – All things honey.
- Harvest & Light, Geeveston – Pickled goods.
Fresh produce direct from the makers and growers:
- Willie Smith’s Artisan & Produce Market (every Saturday, 10am – 1pm)
- Margate Markers Market at Brookfield Shed (every Saturday, 10am – 2pm; 1st Saturday of the month is a Mega Market)
- Cygnet Market (1st & 3rd Sunday, 10am – 2pm)
- Woodbridge Market (2nd Saturday, 10am – 2pm)
- Kingston Beach Handmade Market (2nd Sunday, 10am – 3pm)
- Judbury Market (2nd Sunday, 10am – 2pm)
- Dover Community Market (3rd Sunday, 10am – 2pm)
- Sandfly Community Market (last Saturday, 10am – 3pm)
- The Market at Franklin (last Sunday, 10am – 2pm).
Get home safe—designate old mate Dave or book yourself on a tour.
- Hartzview Vineyard or Anim Wine in the Channel
- Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar & Grill
- Home Hill Winery, Kate Hill Wines, Elsewhere Vineyard, and Two Bud Spur in the Huon Valley.
- Hartshorn Distillery, Birchs Bay (sheep whey spirits)
- Charles Oates Distillery Experience at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove
- Bakehouse Distillery, Dover (the world’s first sassafras spirit).
Ciderhouses & Breweries
- Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove
- Pagan Cider, Cygnet
- Frank’s Cider House & Cafe, Franklin
- Bruny Island Beer Co., Great Bay
- Bruny Island Cider at Hotel Bruny, Alonnah.
- Robbie Brown’s, Kingston Beach
- Tasmanian House of Whisky and Bruny Island Smokehouse & Wine Bar, North Bruny.
Sip & graze:
- Tasmanian House of Whisky, North Bruny
- Bruny Island Cheese Co. & Bruny Island Beer Co., Great Bay
- Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar & Grill, Lunawanna.
- Bruny Island Smokehouse & Wine Bar, North Bruny
- Get Shucked Oyster Farm & Oyster Bar, Great Bay
- The Bruny Island Seafood Restaurant by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Adventure Bay
- Hotel Bruny (also home to Bruny Island Cider), Alonnah
- Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bar & Grill, Lunawanna.
- Jetty Café & Produce Store, Dennes Point
- Penguin and Pardalote Coffee House, Adventure Bay
- Forestvale Design Centre Gallery and Café, Alonnah.
Something light & sweet
The local cafes and bakeries are perfect for light meals, snacks, grazing platters, coffee and dessert.
- Aura Cafe at the Southern Lights Hotel, Kingston
- Villa Howden (Sunday high tea)
- Kairos Cafe at the Channel Museum, Margate
- The Pancake Train Cafe at the Margate Train
- Five Bob Cafe at the Art Farm Birchs Bay.
The Huon Valley & Far South:
- The Picnic Basket, Taroona
- Cygnet Old Bank Cafe
- The Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet
- My Slice of Pie Cafe, Grove
- DS Coffee House & Internet Lounge, Hounville
- My Place Cafe, Huonville
- Ranelagh General Store
- Summer Kitchen Bakery, Ranelagh
- Baker & Co Providore & Patisserie, Geeveston
- Geeveston Bakery
- Michelle’s Roadhouse Kitchen, Geeveston
- The Old Bank Of Geeveston
- Tahune Adventures Visitor Centre & Cafe
- Rocket at the End of the Road (Nov – Apr), Southport.
Dine in for lunch or dinner
Indulge in a delicious meal (save room for dessert).
- Pep Pizza, Kingston Beach
- The Beach Restaurant, Blackmans Bay
- Bruni’s Restaurant at Villa Howden
- Ranelagh General Store (burger bar/café and Sunday roast dinners)
- Osteria at Petty Sessions, Franklin (Italian influenced)
- Post Office 6985, Dover (pizza).
Hotels & pub meals:
- The Southern Lights Hotel, Kingston
- The Peppermint Bay Hotel, Woodbridge (cruise from Hobart available)
- Hotel Bruny, Alonnah
- Dover RSL & Ex Servicemans Club.
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