Things to Do

food & wine

When you embark on the Great Eastern Drive, you’ll need to come with an appetite. This journey will lead you to many of Tasmania’s most delicious experiences in some of its most beautiful locations. The east coast’s mild climate creates perfect growing conditions for the state’s premium fresh produce, from sweet berries and nuts to fine cool climate wines, award-winning cheeses and the freshest seafood imaginable. The region has long attracted passionate growers, producers, winemakers, cheesemakers and chefs, whose creations are just waiting for you to try.

Take a weekend, a few days or longer to explore, feast and wander. Break your journey at a B&B with an ocean view, a luxury lodge or coastal retreat and, when you need time to digest all those delicious flavours you’ve been spoiling yourself with, grab a taste of some of the region’s most memorable experiences—kayak along the coast, take a cruise to the east coast’s famed beaches, or work up a fresh appetite on some of Australia’s best walks.

So, take to the road on the Great Eastern Drive, and follow our suggestions for getting off the main highway and experiencing a true food lover’s adventure.

itineraries

Seafood

For a seafood lover, Tasmania’s east coast is pretty close to paradise. The region’s clean seas and inland streams offer up some of the best fish and seafood you could wish for—oysters, mussels, rock lobster, abalone, deep sea fish and succulent freshwater trout.

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Wine (and Beer…)

Why you’ll love it The Great Eastern Drive takes you along the path of the East Coast Wine Route, and straight to some of the best cellar doors in Tasmania. This is one of the state’s premier wine-growing regions, known…

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Farm Gates, produce and Markets

Why you’ll love it Farm gates on the east coast are about as diverse as you can imagine. The mild east coast climate, clean ocean and fertile soils create an environment where Tasmania’s world-famous produce is grown in abundance—from fresh…

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Dining

Why you’ll love it Tasmania’s restaurant and café culture takes on its own personality on the east coast. From exclusive dining at high-end restaurants to freshly cooked fish and chips served piping hot from a seaside fish punt, and treat-laden…

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Savouring East Coast Tasmania’s Wine Trail

Tasmania’s East Coast is known and loved for many things—its world-famous beaches, beautiful landscapes, accessible national parks, and its relaxed, holiday pace. It’s a part of Tasmania that invites exploration—the perfect place to take a deep breath and unwind. But this…

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