Why Tasmania is the Foodie Hub of Australia

With Tasmania’s pristine environment blessed with rich soil, clean air and crystal-clear water, there’s no wonder it is foodie heaven. From garden to table, homegrown is the norm and you could be indulging in this movement. Pick up some fresh produce at the markets or roadside stalls, dine at award-winning restaurants or wineries, pick up a gelato or a milkshake with flavours as you’ve never tasted before. Here are some areas of Tassie that you simply must stop to discover this taste sensation for yourself.

Salamanca Restaurants

Once the home of sailors and fishermen, Salamanca has been taken over by a vibrant arty culture.  Browse the cobblestone street for the perfect eatery or scour the nearby Salamanca Markets for a more relaxed meal or fresh produce.  The choices are endless, depending what mood strikes you, you can be as picky or choosey as you please. Travelodge Hotel Hobart is within walking distance to both the Salamanca and Waterside districts.

Waterside Dining

If waterfront dining is more your style, right around the corner from the iconic Salamanca square, you will find a large array of restaurants and cafés lining the Wharfes and Esplanade.  From seafood to pub food, restaurants, hotels and bars, sip on a cocktail, down a beer, the fresh taste of Tasmania will be carried to you through sea air. Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport is a short drive from the wharves and a handy place to stay for your escape.

Bruny Island

Brimming with wildlife and stunning views, Bruny Island shares towering cliffs, lengthy white sandy beaches and heathlands home to a number of endangered species.  Enjoy the specialties of the Island, such as oysters, cheese and chocolates.  Take the Made on Bruny Island gourmet trail, with handmade cheeses, fresh berries and ice-creams, whiskeys and wines.  Who could pass up the oyster treats awaiting you at Get Shucked Oyster Farm. Half and full day tours are available along with accommodation on the Island.

Cellar Doors & Bars

With an impressive wine, beer and spirits industry, Tasmania is fast becoming a known epicentre of brewing excellence.  Wineries, breweries and bars are sprinkled across the country, many with their own restaurants showcasing the impressive, fresh produce, combined with the right beverage to compliment.  Make sure you stop at one of the many options on your travels throughout this Island State.


Tasmania’s second most populated suburb, Launceston, is another powerhouse of mouth-watering food, restaurants and eateries. Serving seafood, at Josef Chromy, beef at Timbre Kitchen and antipasto boards at Hubert & Dan.  Only a 2-hour drive from Hobart, make time to visit this beautiful town with all its natural beauty and charms.


Considered a sliver of paradise, Freycinet will tickle your taste buds, while bathing you in natural beauty all at the same time. Considered the ‘go-to’ location for fresh local produce and seafood, along with amazing local and imported wines, you’ll be dreaming about your meal long after it is over. Some local favourites include Brockley Estate, Piermont, Freycinet Lodge, The Freycinet Marine Farm, and ice cream at The Pondering Frog.

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