Tasmania is a paradise for traveling foodies and this 2.5-hour tour of Coal River Farm and Tas Live Abalone from Hobart offers the perfect introduction to the island’s artisan cuisine. Not only will you get to sample regional delicacies like Abalone, but you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at a real Tasmanian farm, learn the art of cheese and chocolate making and pick your own fruit fresh from the field.
Coal River Farm
Your tour begins with pick-up from your central Hobart hotel and a short drive to Coal River Farm, just 15 minutes outside of the city. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore the farm’s many attractions, including watching the pigs being fed, strolling through the orchards and vineyards, and shopping for artisan products in the farm shop.
While at the farm, take a peek into the production rooms, where you can watch a demonstration from a master cheese maker and learn the secrets of chocolate making. Then, head to the orchard to pick your own fruit fresh from the orchard – depending on what’s in season, you could fill your basket with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches or nectarines.
Next, pay a visit to Tas Live Abalone, where you can go behind-the-scenes to see the live abalones, enjoy a tasting of fresh abalones, and learn more about Tasmania’s seafood specialty.
After a morning sampling Tasmania’s tastiest foods, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.