Taste the Cradle Coast local
In a place where rolling farmland meets clear blue ocean waters and winding roads lead to alpine vistas, some of the finest Australian food and beverage is produced. Tasmania has long been acknowledged for its delicious seafood, fresh produce and craft beverages. Tucked away on the north-west corner of the state, the Cradle Coast has some of the most captivating landscapes, quirky farm gate shops, exclusive tasting experiences and exquisite food and beverage products on offer. For an established easy-to-use trail highlighting some of the best producers and makers in this region, visit the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.
Unique stories make a tasteful difference
The stories behind the food and beverage of the Cradle Coast are what make the entire experience unique; makers and producers behind the products have historic tales of generations past, leading to the perfection of their tastes.
Over the years, producers on the Cradle Coast have united in camaraderie; when strawberries couldn't be sold because of export concerns, strawberry gin was made... and they have exercised ultimate creativity; the cleanest air on the planet? Why not farm the rainwater and bottle it for a fine freshwater delight!
To come to the Cradle Coast to follow a trail of food and beverage will not only feed tastebuds, but it will feed the soul, learning about decades of perfecting flavours and creations, and the unique personalities and ideas behind these delicious products.
So go ahead and enjoy the Cradle Coast offerings, and experience what this fertile farmland, quiet countryside and wild waters can produce, as well as the unique stories from the locals behind the tastes.
A few favourite places to taste...
TIPS to be the local, meet the local and taste the local.
The stories behind the food and beverage of the Cradle Coast are what make the entire experience unique; makers and producers behind the products have historic tales of generations past, leading to the perfection of their tastes. As you venture around the Cradle Coast on your delicious journey, here are some tips for making sure you get the ultimate local foodie experience.
Meet the local: Blue Hills Honey
Wind your way through the scenic landscapes on the road to Mawbanna, where the sweet tastes of Blue Hills Honey await you 🍯🐝
Their rainforest honey is produced by placing beehives deep in the heart of the ancient and primitive Tarkine, allowing the bees to collect nectar from a diverse range of plants. The wild rainforests of Tasmania are the only place in the world where the rare Leatherwood tree eucryphia lucida grows.