A vibrant food scene, plenty of cool-climate wine and adventure in bucketloads – the north is where memories are made.
An abundance of farm-fresh produce, vineyards, distilleries, cooking schools and dining experiences makes Tasmania’s north an irresistible draw for lovers of good food and distinctive drinks.
Fuel up for an adventure. Take a hike in a dramatic gorge, ride beneath towering ferns, sled a river or fly between tall trees. Northern Tasmania is for the wild at heart.
Things to do
Shred mountain-bike trails, slip into a sauna, then plunge into a lake. Picnic in Cataract Gorge, a rare slice of wilderness in a city. Wander through a convict site. Or toast good fortune with a glass of pinot noir. You choose.
Best of the north
Discover why Launceston was recently named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and delve deeper into the connection between food, culture and people in the north. From a city harvest market and DIY berry picking at local farms to artisanal cooking schools and cool cafes, there’s constant grazing in the north.
Follow the wine trail through the bucolic scenery of the Tamar Valley to more than 30 cellar doors. This is Tasmania’s oldest winegrowing area. The river’s east bank has ideal growing conditions for sparkling wine – raise a glass surrounded by rolling hills of vines. Take your time meandering between vineyards on the west bank and indulge in another tasting or two of cool-climate pinot noir over a platter or lunch.
Feel the flow of Blue Derby, the exceptional network of mountain-bike trails around the former tin-mining town of Derby. Swing high through the trees on a zipline. Tee off into Bass Strait from the sand dunes. See the north with a bird’s-eye view floating above the countryside. Or get wet on a wild river adventure.
On a heritage walk in Launceston, look up at a remarkably intact streetscape spanning a full timeline of architectural styles. Visit the charming historical village of Evandale. Bask in the authentic colonial settings of Brickendon and Woolmers Estate, which are neighbouring World Heritage-listed convict sites. Discover the history of Australia’s oldest pilot station at the maritime museum at Low Head.