Tasmania’s Best Kept Local Secrets for Your Camper Escape


With all
that is quirky, cultured and beautiful on offer, there are truly some
hidden gems spread around Australia’s only island state. Whether you are
a traveller looking for a boutique food and wine encounter or are
simply in search of some breathtaking natural attractions on your
motorhome adventure, these best kept secrets will make sure that you
experience life like the friendly and laidback Tasmanian locals.

The Farm Gate Market

This
vibrant market can be found in the heart of Hobart’s CBD and is rung in
by the farm bell every Sunday at 8:30 am. Here you will discover some
of Tasmania’s finest fresh, seasonal and local produce. Whether you’re
in the mood for sweet treats or simply looking to stock your fridge with
fresh, just-picked vegetables, the Farm Gate has something for
everyone.

Bruny Island Cheese

Surrounded
by the reflective and still waters of D’Entrecasteaux Chanel in the
Deep South of Tasmania, you will encounter Bruny Island, home to perhaps
the finest cheese in all the state. The artisan cheeses are made and
matured using 
traditional techniques, offering a truly unique result. Don’t hesitate to try 1792 made from cow’s milk and washed rind on Huon Pine.

Binalong Bay Beach


If you are
in search of a pristine Tasmanian beach, look no further than Binalong
Bay; a popular hot spot for locals in the summer. Marvel at the
sparkling water, unique orange lichen-covered rocks and untouched white
sand.

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed


This rustic hidden gem is popular among the
locals and a lively spot to visit over the weekend. The shed was built
in 1942 and celebrates the Huon Valley’s rich apple heritage. Guests can
sit back and relax, listen to local music and enjoy a glass or three of
their coveted home-made organic apple cider. Don’t miss it! We dare you
to try the Bone Dry!

Walls of Jerusalem National Park


If you’ve
seen the major national parks and looking for something a little
different, locals will send you to Walls of Jerusalem, situated high on a
plateau in the middle of the state just a three hour drive west from
Launceston. Here you will encounter the isolated magnificence of
Tasmania’s only alpine national park and part of the stunning World
Heritage area. This trek is not for the faint-hearted so bring along
plenty of necessities!

Cataract Gorge


Launceston
is best known for being the state’s second largest city, and the
largest in the north of the state. But, have you heard of Cataract
Gorge? This charming patch of wilderness in the city centre has a myriad
of walking opportunities, an idyllic suspension bridge, onsite
restaurant and the longest single span chair lift in the country
offering scenic views. Here you will find locals lazing about making the
most of those sunny days.

Seven Sheds

Hidden
far off the beaten track you will discover Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery
and Hop Garden. This local favourite can be found in the town of
Railton just 20 kilometres inland from Devonport. Try a range of their
locally made brews in the tasting room, take a tour or purchase a few
items from cellar door sales. Don’t hesitate to try the Kentish Ale,
it’s a must!

The Old Cable Station

Nestled
in the heart of historic Stanley on the North West Coast is The Old
Cable Station, a former tele-communications centre circa 1936. Here you
will find beautiful views of Bass Strait and some of the finest seafood
and fresh produce on offer on the North West Coast. Pay a visit to this
quaint town to find out why the locals recommend this restaurant every
time.

Par Avion Wilderness Tours

Those
seeking the ultimate birds eye view of southern Tasmania shouldn’t
hesitate to jump onboard a Par Avion Wilderness Tour. Explore the
untouched wilderness of Bathurst Harbour or take a scenic flight to
historically-significant and naturally stunning Maria Island.

The Agrarian Kitchen


Locals and
tourists alike are equally impressed by this unique paddock to plate
experience nestled in the charming Derwent Valley just 45 minutes from
Hobart’s city centre. The Agrarian Kitchen is a sustainable farm-based
cooking school in a charming 19th century schoolhouse. Cooking enthusiasts should not miss this must have culinary experience in an unbeatable location.