Graze your way out of Deloraine and across the fertile food bowl of the north-west, with Bass Strait views along the way.
Day 1: Around Deloraine
Clustered together like a three-course meal just outside Deloraine are the delights of The Truffle Farm, 41° South Tasmania and 3 Willows Vineyard. The Truffle Farm is home to Australia's first black truffles – why not join a truffle hunting tour? – while 41° South Tasmania is an inland salmon farm, wetland and ginseng plantation with walking trails through the property. Then it's time to kick back with a produce platter and wine at Meander Valley Vineyard.
The feast continues on the other side of Deloraine at Hazelbrae Hazelnuts, one of Australia's largest hazelnut groves. Enjoy a guided tasting and perhaps linger for lunch on the deck overlooking the orchard.
Deloraine is platypus country, with a number of the elusive animals inhabiting this section of the Meander River. Wander along the riverbank at sunset for a chance to spot a platypus or two.
Stay overnight around Deloraine. Options include Falls River Eco Luxury, with a wilderness waterfall at its doorstep, and Wandering Trout Taphouse, with guestrooms above a craft brewery in a 120-year-old building in Mole Creek.
Day 2: Deloraine to Penguin
Start the day at Ashgrove Cheese Dairy Door, where cheese-lovers are spoilt for choice. Enjoy breakfast or a truffle fondue, stock up on cheese and watch the cheesemakers in action.
Round out the morning feast at The Berry Patch in Turners Beach, where you can pick your own berries in summer, or settle back over a wood-fired pizza in the cafe.
Set sail from Ulverstone to explore the Leven River with Leven River Cruises. Bird life along the waterway might include white-bellied sea eagles and the rare Tasmanian azure kingfisher, with the chance of a platypus sighting.
For stunning coastline, take the road less travelled and follow Penguin Road all the way to Penguin. Dine at Seasons by the Sea, duck into the taphouse at Penguin Beer Co and find beachside bliss at the likes of Novo Luxury Apartment.
Day 3: Penguin to Wynyard
Start the day with a ride at the Penguin Mountain Bike Park, which has 6km of singletrack suited to all abilities, and direct links to more trails on the Dial Range.
Join the Whisky Walk tour at Hellyers Road Distillery to learn about the distilling process and the fascinating history of this Burnie distillery, founded by a group of dairy farmers.
There's automotive royalty in the vintage-car collection at Wonders of Wynyard, where pride of place goes to a 1903 Model A Ford, one of the oldest existing cars built by the Ford Motor Company.
Stay the night at Coastal Pods Wynyard, where shipping containers have been converted into architect-designed accommodation on the banks of the Inglis River.
Day 4: Wynyard to Sisters Beach
Set the Table as your goal this morning, venturing up and onto Table Cape, the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano responsible for the area's fertile soils. At its tip, enjoy panoramic coastal views from Table Cape Lighthouse. In early October, the Table Cape Tulip Farm blazes with colour and is a sight to behold.
At the Lobster Ponds in Flowerdale, meet one of the island’s most incredible and threatened creatures, the giant freshwater lobster. The world's largest freshwater crayfish species is endemic to rivers of northern Tasmania.
Poking into Bass Strait, compact Rocky Cape National Park is a place of sea caves, sheltered beaches and coastal walks. A 15min walk from the lighthouse leads to North Cave, once used as a shelter by Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Overnight nearby at Sisters Beach House – a classic Tasmanian seaside shack with room for six and boundless retro appeal.
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