Australian Wild Harvest operates gourmet food tours around the North West region of Tasmania.
We will visit places off the beaten track and get to understand the root of where this food comes from, visiting working properties that you may not otherwise have access to. A paddock to plate experience not to be missed.
You will have the opportunity to taste-test your way through a variety of places, sample wine, purchase goodies to take home and enjoy a lunch incorporating some of the local produce you will see. There is an abundance of boutique Tassie producers, farmers and providores who are passionate about their products and excited to share their knowledge with like-minded foodies.
It may be cliche to say that good things come in small packages, but it really sums up what this gorgeous island of Tasmania has to offer. It is a unique and gastronomic gem. So come and see what all the fuss is about and you won’t be disappointed.
Forget about negotiating maps and driving around trying to find these hidden wonders and let us do this for you on a personalised small group tour showcasing the best of what the region has to offer.
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This tour is a unique "paddock to plate" tour. This is a long day but you will be able to savour the lovely coastal and inland country views as we travel across the top of the North-West. You will be met at your accommodation in Devonport or Burnie and taken to meet the producers of free range pork, goat, Cape Grim beef, abalone, lobster, oysters, cheese and honey. From there you will be taken to the historic Old Cable Station to enjoy a magnificent lunch sampling some of the produce from the places you have visited. There will be time to visit a local providore, buy some Tasmanian produce and wander around the lovely village of Stanley which sits under the umbrella of the "Nut". This is a dedicated and personalised tour to cover the whole experience of seeing where your meal begins by learning about the origin of the food sources. Inclusions: - All tours operate with a pickup and drop off service at your Devonport location. Stanley tours can also include Burnie as pickup/drop off point. - Commentary in route - Visit and talk at five to seven regional producers - Tasting fees - Local produce lunch
Cruise Ship Route Tour
This tour offers a small taster of what Tasmania has on offer. Covering some of the favourite foodie destinations of this area, learn a little history about the beginnings of these culinary delights. Enjoy a stop at the berry farm to taste their wonderful fresh fruit ice cream, and perhaps "pick your own" punnet. We then go onto Tasmania's famous chocolate producer where you can see the processes, sample a few flavours and perhaps buy a souvenir or gift to take home, although you may find it hard to resist polishing off the goods before you even leave the State. A stop at another famous Tasmanian food landmark to sample the cheeses and have a quick tour. The day would not be complete without finishing off at a local winery for a taste testing and light lunch to sample an abundance of the best the region has to offer before returning you back to your ship. Inclusions include: Commentary, visit and talk at our four regional producers, tasting fees and local produce lunch. Please note this tour operates to and from the Maker’s Workshop in Burnie and will depart in conjunction with arrival times of the cruise ships.
Northern Tasmania Tour
There is an abundance of tasty delights to be found in this area. Starting with a tour of a beautiful vineyard, a cherry orchard where raspberries are also grown and then onto a pork, beef and lamb farm that is doing its own butchery. This area would not be complete without a tour of a chocolate maker and sample wonderful extra virgin olive oil at a local olive grove. Two things very Tasmanian that cannot be missed on are a tasting trip with cheese, and concluding with a visit to the cider distillery. Lunch will give you the opportunity to sample some of the finished product and will be washed down with a local beverage that you are sure to enjoy. Tour inclusions: Tours operator with a pick up and drop off service at your Devonport location, commentary en route, visit and talk at five to seven regional producers, tasting fees and local produce lunch.
Central North Tour
This is another district of the North-West region that has so much on offer for foodies to explore. There is wine, saffron and cheeses. The venison farm lies in a tranquil setting in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers. See the hops growing and taste a unique brew of beer. We do a tour of the salmon/ginseng farm where you may even be lucky enough to spot one of the resident platypuses as we wander around the property. You will see the most amazing varieties of honey you are ever likely to come across, truffles when in season, and stop in at a smallgoods outlet who do an amazing job creating delicacies made from the local farm produce. Inclusions include; pick up and drop off service at your Devonport location, commentary en-route, visit and talk at five to seven regional producers, tasting fees and local produce lunch.
There is so much to see here and not enough hours in the day. Rest assured you will encounter some wonderful people who have a story to tell about their farms and beginnings. You will gain an understanding of the way the produce is cultivated and tendered before it ends up on your plate. There is a large range that we may see including an introduction to oil pressings of walnuts, a distillery making wonderful cider, diverse spirits and fruit wines and a superb vineyard. A stop at the local berry farm to experience a premium fresh fruit ice cream is something you will not forget in a hurry. There is an olive grove tucked away in an idyllic setting, and a farm raising rare breed free range pork, beef and lamb. After a tour of the premises, lunch will be at the whiskey distillery. Another farm where you can get up close and personal with the four legged inhabitants is the Goat Cheesery. Inclusion include: pick up and drop off service at your Devonport location, on board commentary, visit and talk at five to seven regional producers, tasting fees and local produce lunch.
Where to find
Australian Wild Harvest
Devonport, North West, Tasmania