The Taste of Tasmania

Warmer weather, a light sea breeze in the afternoon, summer is upon us….now our attention in Tasmania turns to outdoor events and activities during the next few months.

One of the most popular festivals over the New Year period in Tasmania is the Taste of Tasmania.

The Taste of Tasmania, returns to Hobart’s waterfront from 28 December 2016 – 3 January 2017, and it’s free to enter.

Hobart’s historic wharves and Salamanca Place on one side with the beautiful Derwent River on the other provide a stunning backdrop to this annual celebration of quality Tasmanian produce. Think Tasmanian seafood, cheeses, berries, our famous cool-climate wines and boutique beers and ciders, combined with a fabulous entertainment program and family-focused activities.

Bruny Island smokehouse

Bruny Island Smokehouse

The Taste of Tasmania, will be celebrating its 27th incarnation and promises to be bigger and better than the preceding years.

This annual event draws thousands of locals and plenty of visitors from interstate and overseas, all keen to be part of the crowd and the atmosphere of Tasmania’s great food and wine extravaganza. In fact, over the week-long event, numbers exceeding 500,000 go through the gates. Not bad for a small town!

The Taste of Tasmania is held each year in Hobart’s picturesque waterfront precinct, which is the hub of many fine local restaurants and dining experiences. Unlike a restaurant environment, the Taste of Tasmania is a celebration of food, wine and great entertainment all in a casual indoor and outdoor location

It’s a summer tradition and a great way to catch up with family, friends or just head out and enjoy the sunshine as a couple.

The recently renovated and revitalised Princess Wharf Shed #1 hosts the event which focuses on everything good about Tasmania’s produce, cheeses, fresh seafood, wines, boutique microbrewery beers and of course loads of summer berries.

Iron house Brewery

Iron House Brewery

Many of the foods produced are inspired by international food types but are all flavoured by Tasmania’s best produce. This year will see the event spread further outdoors too, with increased space and seating being offered across to Salamanca Place to ensure everyone attending can find somewhere to sit, even if it is on the lawns.

Local restaurateurs along with recognised chefs offer visitors an array of food, from fish and chips through to internationally inspired foods from all over the world.

Taste of Tasmania favourites continue to be tempura coated mushrooms (grown in Tasmania of course), fresh oysters and of course the magnificent berry pancakes.

Barilla Bay Oysters

Barilla Bay Oysters

The Taste of Tasmania is open daily from December 28th through to January  3rd from 11am to 11pm at night. Entry is free with the exception of New Year’s eve which is a ticketed event only after 7pm.

The Taste of Tasmania is located on the waterfront of Hobart, so there are plenty of great accommodation options very close by.

Book quickly to avoid disappointment as Hobart does sell out during this period!

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