Oct
03
2013

Explore the Tamar wine and cuisine route

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Tas­ma­nia is home to some truly delec­table wine, and the Tamar Val­ley, close to Launce­s­ton is one of the best regions to explore your cri­tique.

Hit the road in a rental car and head to a num­ber of bou­tique, cool cli­mate winer­ies in the region. Wan­der through the vine­yards and even enjoy a relax­ing meal in an out­door restau­rant. Chat with the grow­ers and mak­ers about how they cre­ate such deli­cious­ness.

There’s plen­ty of scenery to enjoy as you make your way around this region. Stop off at the Tamar Island Wet­lands and stroll along the board­walk to get a look at some local flora and fauna.

As well as this, in addi­tion to all the vine­yards lin­ing the Tamar River, you can also find plen­ty of art gal­leries to browse.

Head­ing towards the North West, you will find the Narawan­ta­pu Nation­al Park and get up close and per­son­al with cute Aussie crit­ters, before head­ing on to Port Sorell and Haw­ley Beach where a sweet glass or two of temp­ta­tion is sure to do the trick.

When you’re in the region, be sure to check out Delo­raine. Not only will you find some great spots and award win­ning bak­eries – did we say scal­lop pies? You’ll revel in the quaint charm of this Geor­gian and Victorian-style town.

Taste some honey at the Honey Farm and Stephens Honey and pur­chase a wheel of tra­di­tion­al cheese at the Ash­grove Cheese Fac­to­ry.

If you want even more tastes to com­ple­ment your wine selec­tions then Christ­mas Hills Rasp­ber­ry Farm is a great place to visit in sea­son (late Octo­ber – late Feb­ru­ary) for some fresh berries and cream if you’re in the mood to be indul­gent!

On the other side of the Tamar head­ing East there is a Tamar tast­ing trail of wine and farm gates called The Tucker­box Trail.

Hire a car and drive around this flavour­some area of Tas­ma­nia your­self, or jump on one of the many tours that can lead you to all the best spots in the region.

Jansz visitor centre - image credit: Saucy Onion Blog

The Tuckerbox Trail

Map of the Tamar Valley Wine Trail

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