Drive straight off Spirit and onto the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, whose 30-plus places to visit are in or, in most cases, an easy drive from Devonport. So take your time tasting, buying, dining and enjoying the varied landscape of rolling hills, bushland and coast.
Consider morning treats like rich hot chocolate and Belgian waffles at House of Anvers chocolate shop and cafe. Or Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe’s berry nice options including smoothies, pancakes and French toast. Their chocolate covered raspberries are irresistible treats for the journey too. Ashgrove dairy is famous for cheese, so toasties, mac ‘n’ cheese and fondue are also front runners this morning. While watching the cheesemakers at work, try to squeeze in the amazing ice-cream as well.
Take a self-guided tour of 41º South Tasmania salmon and ginseng farm. Set in natural wetlands, this eco-friendly facility has a cafe serving fresh salmon dishes at unbeatable prices. Even if it’s not the season for joining a winter truffle hunt at The Truffledore, it’s always a good time for their truffly lunch and shopping.
At Melita Honey Farm’s store, there are more than 50 honeys to choose from, and other treats including honey ice-cream. There’s even a working beehive – safely behind glass. At Seven Sheds brewery, walk among hop vines and taste the small-batch beers, or head to Southern Wild Distillery and sample their Dasher + Fisher gins.
Tonight, dine at Devonport’s Mrs Jones. Will the fabulous views over Bass Strait inspire you to try the fresh seafood options?