Cellar doors and farm gates are your surest portals to Tasmanian produce.
Whether oysters and seafood straight from the ocean, truffles and heirloom vegetables from the earth, or honey from ancient rainforests, this is a place where seasonality and hospitality go hand in hand.
Best farm experiences
Cradle to Coast
Tasmania’s north-west is blessed with exceptional growing conditions and quality produce. Follow the 40-stop Tasting Trail Cradle to Coast to discover artisan producers of cheese and fruits, salmon and hazelnuts, chocolate, truffles - and chocolate truffles.
Savour oysters by the lagoon they grew in. Lobster and scallops sourced straight from local fishermen. Seafood doesn’t come fresher.
Milk a sheep. Make some butter. But leave the cheeses to the experts. They’ll make anything you desire – Manchego-style, camembert and brie, Persian feta - even truffle fondue.
Down to earth
Taste the Tarkine
Tasmania’s distinctive leatherwood honey is harvested by bees deep within Australia’s largest cool-temperate rainforest of takayna / Tarkine. You can even follow the journey from blossom to honeypot via virtual reality at a honey farm.
Farmers’ markets are Tasmania’s convenience stores. Once a week, or once a month, island producers bring the bounty of their paddocks and orchards, vineyards and kitchens to cities and towns. Find the best markets here.
At Tasmania’s diverse farms you can feed the animals and talk to them, too. Sample olive oils cold off the press. Skip through tulip fields. Tour Southern Ocean saltworks. And indulge in genuine paddock-to-plate dining at a heritage-breed pig farm.