Viewing Hobart from the sky has been described as "San Francisco with a dash of the New South Wales south coast" by one travel reviewer, but it's the city's culinary delights that have truly dazzled.
e-Travel Blackboard indulged in a "foodie's tour of Tassie" and was highly complimentary of both the picturesque landscapes and the range of wonderful restaurants the island has to offer.
The taste sensations begin early at the Quality Hotel at Hobart Airport, the publication says, with "melt-in-your-mouth carrot cake" the best possible way to mark an early-morning arrival from the mainland.
Next stop was the Barilla Bay Restaurant and Oyster Farm – and not for the first time a customer was left to ponder if they had just eaten the best fresh oysters of their life. The produce is locally sourced from special farming facilities stretching over 30 hectares.
The area also offers farm gates sales seven days a week and since oysters can be packaged for extended airline travel, this is definitely a stop worth making if you're a seafood lover.
Other highlights of this food-fest around Tasmania included organic hamburgers at the "quaint" Red Velvet Lounge in Cygnet and European-influenced modern Australian wonders at Smolt in Salamanca Square.