7 DAY FOODIES GUIDE TO SOUTHERN TASMANIA: MOTORHOME HIRE ITINERARY

Since the recent launch of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia
campaign, the Apple Isle has been receiving glowing reviews about its
quality produce and array of top notch restaurants and eateries.  We
have already covered where you can sample some of the state’s best wine and seafood and now it’s time to take you down hidden alleyways and through concealed doors to some of southern Tasmania’s best kept culinary secrets.
The combination of spectacular country scenery and fresh local produce
will leave you craving more of everything Tassie has to offer.  We know
you’re desperate for a boutique foodies getaway in Tasmania so read
ahead and start planning your mouth watering motorhome hire itinerary today!

Day 1: Hobart

Day 2: Hobart to Bruny Island  

Day 3: Bruny Island  

Day 4: Bruny Island to Cygnet

Day 5: Cygnet to Huonville

Day 6: Huonville to Dover

Day 7: Dover to Hobart


Day 1: Hobart

Welcome to the cultural hub of Hobart home to some of
Australia’s best restaurants specialising in fresh produce plucked,
picked, raised and caught from the surrounding area. Start your
motorhome adventure bright and early with one of the state’s best
coffees at Pilgrim Coffee in the thriving heart of the CBD. This hip and
happening establishment serves a variety of blends at just the right
temperature and has a bubbly urban atmosphere.

Spend some time exploring the controversial hidden corners
of Mona and the nooks and crannies of historical Salamanca before
stopping for lunch at scrumptious Jack Greene with its quality burgers
and mouth-watering beer battered chips. Appreciate the warm interior and
keep an eye out for the moose heads!

Those seeking a tastebud tantalising dining experience
shouldn’t miss charismatic Garigistes or Monty’s on Montpelier for fresh
Tasmanian produce served with a side of warm hospitality.

Day 2: Hobart to Bruny Island

Delve further south to the charming seaside town of
Kettering, the launching pad for those longing to visit the untouched
coastline of Bruny Island.
Catch the thirty minute ferry before setting up at Adventure Bay
Caravan Park. Experience an orientation of the island on a two hour Pennicott Wilderness Adventure Tour where you will glide past seals, dolphin and whales.

In the early afternoon get comfortable at Get Shucked Oyster
Farm at their fully licenced oyster bar and enjoy watching over your
oysters being harvested, sorted and shucked.  For dinner swing by Hotel
Bruny located in Alonnah. This beachfront hotel offers a range of hearty
mains including grilled Atlantic salmon from Bruny Island, Scotch
Fillet Steak with Huon Valley Mushrooms and a Fish Platter for two.

Day 3: Bruny Island

Start the morning with a scenic walk up to some of the
island’s most spectacular cliff edges and keep your eyes peeled for
whales below.  The next port of call on your motorhome foodie adventure
is Bruny Island Cheese Co; for artesian cheese made and matured using
traditional techniques. Don’t hesitate to sample their 1792 cheese
matured on aromatic Huon Pine boards or soft Oen cheese pinot washed in
vine leaves.  One you are all cheesed-out take a scenic drive to
award-winning Bruny Island Smokehouse & Whisky Bar just three
kilometres from the Ferry Terminal. Enjoy spectacular water views from
their large veranda and sample a variety of Tasmanian produce smoked on
site including preserves, seafood, poultry and game meats.

Day 4: Bruny Island to Cygnet

Continue on through the heart of the stunning Huon Valley
past secluded coastline and rolling paddocks to Cygnet. This charming
southern town is crammed with antique stores, a fresh veggie market and a
range of restaurants making the most of what the local area has to
offer. Enjoy lunch at the historic Red Velvet lounge; once a general
store and bakery from 1912 until the late 80s. Sit at red velvet seats
overlooking the main street and enjoy a prime people-watching position
whilst sampling the best of the cafes steaming wood-fired breads,
home-made cakes, hearty soup and other delights including chicken liver
pate, hot-smoked salmon blinis and seared beef tongue – yum!  For an
alternative try the Lotus Eaters Café also located on the main drag of
Mary Street.  Savour their mouth-watering menu including a vast range of
Huon Valley produce, winter-perfect curries and gourmet panninis.

Day 5: Cygnet to Huonville 

Make your way back to the heart beat of the Huon Valley to
the blue skies and green fields of Huonville where you will find a
number of hidden boutique restaurants, wineries and cafes taking
advantage of the spectacular surrounding scenery with apple trees
stretching off to the horizon. A visit to this majestic corner of the
world is not complete without a stopover at the rustic Willie Smith’s
Apple Shed. Be amazed as you walk into a spacious room, complete with a
museum and folk music on the weekends. Sample magical apple cider
including their popular organic apple cider and the unusual bone dry –
pare your cider with some delicious snack food. Another must on your
visit to Huonville is Home Hill, a Tasmanian Boutique Vineyard
surrounded by rows of vines and overlooking the untouched countryside. 
Savour their delicious forest mushroom risotto, char grilled fillet of
beef or pan fried Huon Ocean trout!

Day 6: Huonville to Dover

Navigate further south to the picture-perfect town of Dover
known for crystal clear waterways and sweeping views.   Pay a visit to
Post Office 6985, a quirky café known for its wholesome food and high
quality coffee. Sample fresh local delights from the all-day breakfast
menu or try one of their home-made crispy based pizzas. Another must is
the Thelma Retreat Wholefood Teahouse specialising in an unbeatable
Devonshire tea with mouth-watering wholemeal scones, homemade jam and
real cream! While you’re in Dover don’t miss out on a trip to Tasmania’s
iconic Hastings Caves.

Day 7: Dover to Hobart

After a full week of eating make your way back to the scenic
capital but not without stopping at Masaaki’s Sushi in Geevston; hands
down the best sushi in Tasmania. It may at first seem odd that a gourmet
sushi restaurant is located smack bang in the middle of a rural country
town but trust us, you won’t want to miss this off your itinerary. Try
Masaaki’s home-prepared Tasmanian wasabi, unbeatable freshly prepared
sushi making the most of local seafood and vegetables (made right before
your eyes!) and flavoursome miso soup. Be prepared to wait in line but
have faith that it is well worth the wait!