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Now whether you source fresh food from the state's plethora of farm
gates or from restaurants that covet the freshness of their produce,
good food is as much a part of Tasmania as the iconic Tasmanian devil.
West of Tasmania one of the favourite destinations is the Cradle
Mountain Lodge along with other accommodation options. In this area the
beautiful walks and experiences will definitely increase te appetite!
chef Tetsuya Wakuda is one of Australia's most lauded chefs and though
his eponymous restaurant is based in Sydney he is a champion of
Tasmanian food. Of the state's full-flavoured produce Wakuda offers:
'Tassie is a special environment. There is clean air and water. Of
course the produce is good. It's natural logic.'
But taste isn't
the only consideration for this chef. 'Flavour of course is important,
but food safety is a big issue now. People talk about organic, but
what's organic if the air is polluted? Tassie is beyond organic. It's a
This is good news for not only trenchermen but
also lovers of wine. The Tasmanian climate provides grapes with a long
growing season resulting in wines of distinctive elegance and finesse.
Tamar Valley produces around 75 per cent of Tasmania's wines and a wine
route that weaves through the valley follows the mighty Tamar River.
Many vineyards have sweeping views of both the valley and the river.
Ninth Island vineyard is quite a package and has views, friendly staff
and a range of vinos including pinots and Rieslings (if guests thought
they'd dragged themselves from the food and an expanding waistline
they'd be wrong - there is a restaurant here that is run by one of the
best chefs in Tasmania). Ninth Island is part of the large Pipers Brook
group yet there are plenty of vineyards and cellar doors as boutique as
the island's farm gates.
Jinglers Creek, Moores Hill Estate,
Brook Eden, and Iron Pot Bay just are just some. Sixteen of the 24
vineyards in the official Tamar Valley wine route are smaller family
run vineyards. Visitors should make time to meet the winemakers and
chat about their ripping cool climate wines and they'll doubtless not
only learn about the wines but also meet some of the region's great
If you want to encorporate some wonderful dining and a very interesting
cruise experience in the Strahan
region, you can't go past the Captain's Premier Upper Deck on the Gordon
River Cruise which takes in Macquarie Harbour and the beautiful Gordon River.
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