Feast your eyes on stalls brimming with Tasmania’s freshest seasonal produce at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday morning from 8.30am. Here you’ll be able to savour a locally roasted coffee and cool-climate wines, and taste your way through cheeses, homemade preserves, premium produce, artisan breads and pastries and a roster of food trucks. Be sure to nab a slab of fresh, cultured butter from Tasmanian Butter Co who make mighty fine butter you’ll want to eat straight from the spreading knife.
Hobart is a bit of a thunder stealer. It’s the hot older sister that makes you forget about all the other great things that Tasmania has to offer, including sibling city Launceston. But if you’ve done Hobart, we suggest making a pitstop in this northern town. It’s overrun by rolling hills and Dawson’s Creek style seaports, plus it’s cool climate wine country, so even the hangovers are beautiful. Wine’s like a lifeblood here, so if you’re looking to up your viticultural knowledge, this might just be the place.