These farm experiences in Tasmania are a great way to explore the beautiful region and its talented producers.
Tasmania is famous for delivering delicious wines, fruits, and seasonal produce. By joining one (or all) of these farm experiences, you will set your imagination and tastebuds alight. Plus, it’s a great way to take in the beautiful valleys and farms spread all across the state.
The Truffledore is a boutique truffle farm that grows delicious French Black Winter Truffles.
During the harvesting season, which runs from June to August, they offer the chance to take part in a real-life truffle hunt alongside a farmer and truffle dog. This is a great way to see the hunting experience firsthand, and maybe even get your hands a little dirty.
Visitors then have the opportunity to dine on a delicious four-course lunch using the truffles they’ve just found in the fields. If that wasn’t enough, bed and breakfast accommodation is also available, allowing guests to experience the truffle farm lifestyle and unwind surrounded by the beautiful country atmosphere.
Freycinet Marine Farm
Run by Oyster Bay Tours, this farm experience takes you to the breathtaking Freycinet Peninsula, located along the Great Eastern Drive. Here, you will be greeted by Declan, who runs the farm with his wife. Both are passionate oyster farmers who love sharing their experiences with others.
On Freycinet Marine Farm, you will learn all about the oyster growing process. Pop on some waders and head out into the cool water to learn how to shuck an oyster, and taste fresh produce pulled straight from the ocean. Then, head back to shore and enjoy fresh oysters paired with a glass of local Reisling. What could possibly be better?
Melita Honey Farm
When it comes to all things honey, these guys are the experts. Melita Honey Farm is located in Chudleigh, and provides visitors with everything from an interactive display on the history of beekeeping, to honey tastings, and more. Their in-store beehive is the ideal place to watch worker bees spin their nectar, and the shop is also packed full of delicious honey treats including ice cream and nougat. One thing’s for certain, you won’t be leaving here on an empty stomach.
Fork it Farm
Fork it Farm pride themselves on their sustainable approach to farming. Their farmers, meatsmiths, and producers work closely together to raise the pigs and handcraft every product you see. This leads to the highest quality and most delicious meat you’ll ever taste.
When visiting the farm, it’s essential to take part in one of their dining experiences. You can choose between a paddock picnic or a long table feast, both offering gourmet meals and mouth-watering treats. Guests can also choose to stay in the Farm stay, which overlooks the 110-acre property. The eco-cottages include everything you’ll need for a relaxing weekend, and a delicious breakfast spread every morning.
Ashdale Miniature Farm
A must for anyone travelling with kids, Ashdale Miniature Farm offers the chance to get up close and personal with all sorts of miniature animals. The property is located on Bruny Island, where kids are encouraged to brush miniature ponies, feed llamas, and snuggle with adorable bunnies.
The owners, experienced couple Frances and John, believe there’s nothing better than bringing joy to families, and their farm experience is designed to do just that.
Swinging Gate Vineyard
Swinging Gate Vineyard is a wonderful cellar door experience for couples and small groups. Their fruit is hand-picked and fermented using traditional methods, leading to a range of experimental wines unlike anything you’ve tasted before. The rustic cellar door offers a relaxing tasting experience, but the farm has an even more exciting experience up its sleeve – the on-site glamping.
Their immersive accommodation, Domescapes, is a bespoke geodesic dome containing a bedroom, ensuite, and deck with an outdoor bath. Sleep amongst the stars and take in everything the Tamar Valley wine region has to offer, from the privacy of your own dome.
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Travel to Tasmania
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