After disembarking, there’s no better place to start your week of foodie touring than Devonport. In the heart of Tasmania’s food bowl, the region around Devonport produces some of the best apples and potatoes in Australia, as well as artisan chocolate, cheese, fudge and liquors.
On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month you can spend the morning at the Devonport Farmers Market, meeting the producers first hand. Gin lovers, pitstop at Southern Wild Distillery to try local Dasher + Fisher gins, and craft beer enthusiasts should call in to Empress, the city’s newest bar.
It’s time to explore out of town now. Head toward Sheffield on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, to the pretty foothills of Mount Roland. Make a beeline for Fudge’N’Good Coffee to try their fudge and stroll through the giant murals (some painted as part of their annual International Muralfest) dotted through the streets. Keep travelling to Railton and stop at Seven Sheds brewery to walk among the hop vines and taste their small-batch crafted beers, then on to Latrobe to sweeten your palate at House of Anvers chocolate shop. Leave room for a traditional Aztec hot chocolate, with chilli if you’re game.
Tonight, dine with Mrs Jones for fabulous views over Bass Strait and local produce done right.
Overnight in Devonport.
House of Anvers