Picture a sacred holiday destination where fruits of the sea
are delivered straight from the sea to your lips. Tasmania is home to
some of the best seafood in the world sourced directly from the still
and pristine waterways of the state. In keeping with Tourism Australia’s
newest film ‘Restaurants Australia’, we have come up with some of the
best seafood jaunts, hotspots and restaurants for you to include on your
Tasmanian motorhome hire itinerary.
Enjoy a fine dining experience or collect your fresh seafood directly
from the producer, stock up your fridge and enjoy it alfresco under the
stars just outside the comfort of your motorhome.
1. Tasmanian Seafood Seduction, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
There’s something wonderful about catching and preparing
your own seafood and Tasmanian Seafood Seduction gives you the
opportunity to do exactly that. This once in a lifetime experience
departs from Hobart’s waterfront and guides you through the reflective
waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel that surround Bruny Island. In
these waters you will gather some of the state’s finest seafood
including oysters, sea urchin, mussels and abalone. Catch your own fish
or pull a mouth-watering crayfish from the southern tip of the island.
Later in the day drop an anchor and help your skilful guide prepare and
serve your seafood feast on board the boat. This unique experience will
leave you craving more of the beautiful slice of the earth.
2. Blue Shed Restaurant, St Helens
Blue Shed Restaurant is nestled in the charming seaside town of St Helens on Tasmania’s East Coast
and offers the seafood experience you have been dreaming of. Delight in
their fresh oysters shucked onsite or select your own lobster from
their tanks. Sample an extensive range of freshly caught fish and admire
the beautiful water-side views. The restaurant has a local expert ready
to pare your dish with fine Tasmanian wine.
3. Constitution Dock, Hobart
There’s nothing quite like buying freshly caught produce straight from the punt and enjoying it in the comfort of your motorhome.
Constitution Dock provides some of the best seafood in the state and
offers a range of pontoons specialising in locally caught delights
including freshly shucked oysters, blue eye, trevalla and scallops. Grab
your produce and enjoy alfresco under the stars at the comfort of your
own camp table accompanied by a local wine or two. Enjoy!
4. Dunalley Fish Market
Imagine a place where fish is filleted onsite, crayfish are
cooked daily (seasonally) and oysters are only opened when asked and you
will bring to mind Dunalley Fish Market. This small but scenic stop on
the Denison Canal is simply teeming with freshly caught produce ready to
be sold. Enjoy your fish and chips beside a roaring fire in their
onsite café or let the friendly staff provide you with plates and
cutlery and guide you to their outside BBQ where you can cook the fresh
produce yourself. Pull the stop out of a chilled bottle of wine, sit
back and marvel at the beautiful surrounds. Dunalley Fish Market is a
delight for the tastebuds and a must experience on your Tasmanian camper hire journey.
5. Freycinet Marine Farm
If you’re looking to experience seafood in one of
Tasmanian’s most beautiful natural environments then we highly recommend
Freycinet Marine Farm; recently featured in Tourism Australia’s
‘Restaurant Australia’ campaign. Enjoy seafood on their sweeping deck or
stock up your motorhome fridge and enjoy a seafood platter in the
comfort of your motorhome nestled amongst one of Tasmania’s most
spectacular national park environments. Don’t miss out on the oysters
Kilpatrick grilled with bacon and spicy sauce, abalone pan-fried with
lemon or unforgettable garlic scallops; you won’t want to leave!
6. Barilla Bay Oysters
Situated just a hop, skip and a jump from the Hobart Cruisin’ depot
you will find Barilla Bay Oysters. Enjoy an extensive range of
mouth-watering and contemporary oysters including natural with lemon,
green apple sorbet, lime and tobasco jelly, Kilpatrick with bacon and
blue cheese and cauliflower mornay. Sample one of each with a “Shucking
Awesome” oyster platter or enjoy their delectable smoked seafood
chowder, Tasmanian East Coast scallops or Spring Bay Mussels. Dine in
the onsite restaurant or take away. Barilla Bay Oysters is a convenient
stop on your Tasmanian motorhome hire adventure.
7. Bakery 3
The boutique town of Ross is where you will find one of the
state’s best hidden delights: Ross Bakery31 home to the famous Tasmanian
Scallop Pie. The scallops are sourced from the pristine waters of
Tasmania and crafted by the expert hands of a highly qualified pastry
chef. Anyone venturing up or down the midlands highway should take the
time to visit this gem for an unforgettable foodie experience. The
Salmon and Brie Pie is also well worth stopping for!
8. Mures, Constitution Wharf
Mures is one Tasmania’s finest seafood restaurants and should not be missed off any motorhome hire itinerary for Hobart.
This award winning institution has both a lower and upper deck
restaurant specialising in freshly caught fish, oysters, good ol’
fashion fish and chips and smoked salmon. Enjoy the family-friendly and
casual atmosphere of the lower deck or a fine dining experience on the
upper deck. Afterwards visit their Café to take home one of their
flavours of ice cream. Delicious!
9. Drunken Admiral, Hobart
With a unique nautical theme and Tasmania’s best seafood
chowder, Drunken Admiral provides a fun seafood experience for everyone
in the family. On the menu you will find freshly shucked southern
Tasmania oysters, a Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter, Hotrock Salmon, Ocean
Trout Pate, Fried Scallops and the famous Fish Market Chowder which has
graced the menu since opening in 1979. You won’t be disappointed by
10. Hallam’s Waterfront, Launceston
Encounter an award winning seafood restaurant in
Launceston’s iconic Tamar yacht basin, just two and a half hours north
from the capital of Hobart. Hallam’s sources some of the state’s best
fresh seafood including Blue Eye Trevalla, Spring Bay Mussels, Pacific
Oysters, Scallops and Southern Rock Lobster. The restaurant offers a
true fine dining experience in a beautiful waterside location.
Everything you sample here will leave you craving more of Tasmania’s
finest fresh seafood.