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.