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Top10 Tasmania's Hidden Gems

Far-flung foodie hotspots may require a little more travel time but we promise it’ll be worth the extra effort with these Tassie gems.
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On Tasmania's tourist route to Port Arthur, guests enjoy alfresco dining surrounded by picturesque vineyards

Expect: A winning combination of freshly shucked oysters and wine straight from the barrel.

Where: 45 minute drive from Hobart.
On the banks of the Tamar River at gateway to the stunning wine growing district of the Tamar Valley, Grain of the Silos delivers a carefully curated menu by food director Massimo Mele.

Expect: dishes brimming with local produce featuring over 30 Tasmanian suppliers including Flinders Island lamb, Cape Grim beef and Bruny Island cheese.

Where: 2 ½ hour drive from Hobart
With water views overlooking River Derwent beach, this refurbished boathouse is contemporary and comfortable, making it the perfect escape from city life.

Expect: An approachable Modern-Australian menu that perfectly showcases locally sourced produce and freshly-caught seafood.

Where: 10 minute drive from Hobart.
In northern Tasmania in the Tamar Valley, Timbre Kitchen (pronounced Tamba) makes it home at Velo Vineyard.

Expect: A simple, yet exceptional dining experience that pairs perfectly with the region’s renowned cool climate wines.

Where: 2 ½ hour drive from Hobart
Situated in the picturesque Huon Valley with breathtaking views over Mount Wellington, floor to ceiling windows gives diners the perfect vantage spot to dine with a view.

Expect: The modern Australian menu features produce from the surrounding paddocks, as well as fish caught daily.

Where: 35 minute drive from Hobart CBD.
In a cosy heritage style cottage in Battery Point, Monsoon Thai Fusion strikes the perfect balance between authentic Thai culture and showcasing the grass-roots of Tassie.

Expect: The menu takes inspiration from the fiery and flavoursome traditional Thai cuisine staples. Wines are sourced from local wineries and include a boutique selection of bespoke, vegan and award-winning varieties.

Where: 10 minute drive from Hobart CBD.
With panoramic views of Bruny Island and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel enjoy casual dining at Peppermint Bay’s bistro.

Expect: A selection of Tasmanian beers on tap, a bar menu comprising of local produce and an almost entirely Tasmanian wine list.

Where: 30 minutes south of Hobart
Villa Howden's landscaped gardens and natural serenity provide a picturesque backdrop for a memorable dining experience. Make a weekend of it and book into their boutique accommodation.

Expect: A menu brimming with Tasmanian produce, including weekend high tea.

Where: 15 minutes from Hobart