Gourmania Food Tours Tasmania
Gourmania Food Tours Tasmania was established in 2011 by former pastry chef and sixth generation Tasmanian, Mary McNeill.
Gourmania invites you to engage with Hobart city’s history and culture through Tasmania’s fabulous food and wine.
Gourmania introduces visitors and locals alike to the people with the passion driving our blossoming food scene. You will visit great local businesses - many that are off the tourist trail, tucked away in the city. The small group tours (maximum of eight on any tour) enable real connections between visitors and the places you will explore as you chat with industry professionals, and get the inside stories.
Bookings are essential for all tours – you can do it via our website using our secure on-line booking system or by calling Mary on 0419 180 113.
We do recommend you book early as our tours frequently sell out and bookings close 24 hours prior to departure.
Group discounts are available for groups of five or more, enquire by email.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- The CITY TOUR
- TEA TO TAPAS
- The Café Tour
Enjoy a unique slice of local culture, urban history and Tasmania’s best food and wine.
Our four hour morning City Tour’s key focus is Tasmanian produce: stunning cow and goat milk cheeses, sensational cool-climate wines, fresh seafood, charcuterie, pastries and more. Get to know the city of Hobart and Salamanca Place, soaking in its history as we stroll between indulgent tastes. Delicious food and wine will be generously sampled as we are treated to some special attention from industry professionals. Amongst the ten venues visited on this progressive feast are the famous Jackman and McRoss patisserie, Cool Wine: an independent downtown wine shop with a huge local following, and a tiny shop full of Tasmanian wonderfulness, A Common Ground.
Expect to be very well fed on this tour, and to finish off the tour with a delicious scoop of housemade ice-cream courtesy of Smolt, a city discovered!
The City Tour operates 0930 – 1330 every Monday, Thursday and Friday (except public holidays).
An indulgent afternoon of discovery and a sublime way to lead into the weekend!
This three hour tour starts with a delicate pastry and a pot of tea and proceeds to graze its way through providores, restaurants, cafe’s and bars, showcasing Hobart’s best and brightest. We introduce you to the newest hot spots in town. Amongst the afternoons experiences, expect some of Hobart’s best coffee at the groovy espresso bar, Yellow Bernard, delicious tastes in an alluring converted stable, at Ethos Eat Drink, and delectable house-made charcuterie and intriguing natural wine at Sidecar.
This tour not only celebrates Tasmanian produce such as Pigeon Hole artisanal bread, a selection of local cool climate wines, or perhaps some Wessex saddleback pork or freshly pulled vegetables; there is also a distinctive international flavour as we sample the best-of imported goods: fabulous teas and French and Italian cheeses. Your afternoon delightfully lands you with a glass of wine in hand and your evening ahead of you.
The Tea to Tapas tour operates 1430– 1730, every Friday (except public holidays).
A scrumptious survey of the local café scene!
Not for the faint hearted! This tour is a caffeine fuelled hike through Hobart: a little bit savoury and a whole lot sweet!
Enjoy some of the most delectable treats the city has to offer, from tasty lunch fare and fresh juice, to show-stopping macaron, mini tarte tatin and sensational spiced Belgian hot chocolate.
You will be well rewarded every step of the way on this cafe hop with Hobart’s finest specialty coffee, local roasters, champion baristas and a special look at the cafe where the whole local specialty coffee scene began.
It is not just about the coffee – we will even let you drink herbal tea! Consider your lunch and afternoon fix sorted.
The Café Tour operates 1215 – 1545, every Tuesday (except public holidays)
- City Sightseeing
- Food Tasting
- Heritage Walk
- Wine Tasting
- Food and Wine