Tasmania - art meets food

Travel to Tasmania to catch and cook up seafood on a gourmet cruise, meet local growers at a farmers market and explore Hobart’s art museum, Mona. Tasmania - art meets food
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Art meets food

  • Tasmania
  • Four days

Travel to Tasmania to catch and cook up seafood on a gourmet cruise, meet local growers at a farmers market and explore Hobart’s art museum, Mona.


What to expect

 

  • Catch and cook seafood straight from the ocean on a Tasmanian Seafood Seduction gourmet cruise
  • Feast your eyes on art at Mona, followed by lunch at The Source restaurant
  • Take a whisky and beer tour with Drink Tasmania to visit paddock-to-bottle distilleries and breweries
  • Dates: Before or after event program

Discover Hobart, starting with Salamanca Market, then take a walk around Mona, Museum of Old and New Art and enjoy lunch at The Source, Mona’s onsite restaurant. Take a cruise to gather fresh seafood from the sea, meet artisans at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market, and visit local distilleries to see why Tasmania is coming a close second after Scotland in the whisky stakes. Cuddle wildlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and get up close to the Tasmanian devil. Venture beyond the farmers markets, museums and restaurants to explore the Tasmanian wilderness at Mount Field.

 

DAY 1: SALAMANCA AND MONA’S MUSEUMS AND RESTAURANTS

Mona Ferry, Hobart, Tasmania.

Morning
This morning arrive in Hobart and explore Salamanca Place lined with Georgian sandstone warehouses built in the 1830s that once stored grain, whale oil, apples and imported goods from around the world. Wander beneath stone arches to find eateries, art galleries, artist’s working spaces, handcrafted jewellery stores, and fashionable boutiques.

Afternoon
This afternoon head to Mona and descend into a subterranean gallery feasting your senses on art. Mona’s The Source restaurant will inject a fine dining spin on local produce for lunch. Once you’ve had your fill, board the return ferry to Hobart’s waterfront.

Evening
This evening dine at Franklin restaurant located in an old Ford showroom (c. 1923). The kitchen in the centre of the restaurant means the team prepares their fine fare before your very eyes. The changing menu focuses on locally sourced produce – some of which the chefs forage for themselves.

DAY 2: OCEAN-TO-PLATE SEAFOOD GATHERING CRUISE

Tasmanian Seafood Seduction Cruise, Hobart, Tasmania.

Morning
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction is a gourmet seafood cruise like no other in the world. Cruise the Derwent River to the waters surrounding Bruny Island. Help gather oysters, mussels, sea urchin and abalone straight from the sea, visit the Tassal salmon farm, pull a crayfish, and cross fingers – catch a fish.

Afternoon
By the afternoon you should be dropping anchor in sheltered waters helping your guide prepare your seafood bounty onboard the vessel as you sip local wine, beer, and cider. Local knowledgeable guides provide a unique insight in the surrounding wilderness environment and marine wildlife. 

Evening
This evening The Glass House wine bar and restaurant at the end of the Brooke Street Pier will serve you Tasmanian inspired mod-Asian small plates with 280-degree water views. Secure private seats in The Keep and a bottle of rare whisky in the ‘Whiskey Locker’ for when you next return.

DAY 3: MARKETS, BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES AND MOUNTAINS

Farm Gate Market, Hobart, Tasmania.

Morning
Join Madi Peattie at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market. Everything is local and seasonal and only the people that produce the goods trade there. Take a whisky and beer tour with Drink Tasmania, meet whisky makers and be shown how traditional techniques are turning out award-winning whisky.

Afternoon
Your afternoon is open. A short drive will lead you to summit views over Hobart on kunanyi / Mount Wellington; rainforests, waterfalls and alpine wilderness at Mt Field National Park; Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary; or Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed where you can see the oyster farm and vines from your table.

Evening
This evening Templo attracts an intimate crowd at its 20-seat restaurant and serves up a degustation feast on small plates with a local gin or glass of wine. Inventive chefs Matt Breen and Chris Chapple do virtually everything themselves, only adding to the charm that accompanies their changing chalkboard menu.

DAY 4: SQUEEZE IN AN OYSTER AND ABALONE TOUR

Oysters, Barilla Bay, Tasmania.

Morning
Before departing Hobart call into Barilla Bay for fresh-from-the-water oysters at the ready. The oyster and candy abalone tour starts at 11am with an oyster farm walk and six freshly shucked goodies. Afterwards, tuck a few takeaway bottles of Oyster Stout under your arm – a velvety Irish recipe containing oysters.