A Post-Festivale Guide to the Great Western Tiers
The sights, sounds and culinary treats of Festivale draw crowds to Launceston every year. The good news is, the fun doesn’t end when the festival does. If Cradle Mountain is next on your itinerary, why not explore these highlights throughout the Great Western Tiers.
A quest for salmon and spice
For something a little different, take a self-guided tour at 41 South Salmon and Ginseng Farm just southwest of Deloraine. After an easy walk through the working farm and wetlands, take the edge off your appetite with a tasty salmon burger at the farm’s café. Be sure to try some ginseng honey too!
Gaze at glow worms
We hope you have your “ooh”s and “aah”s ready, because the Mole Creek Caves offer plenty to be impressed by. There are stories of cave spiders the size of dinner plates, ribboning stalactites in million-year rock formations and twinkling glow worms that light up the cave roof like stars.
Sweet treats at the raspberry farm
You’ll kick yourself if you don’t stop at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm near Elizabeth Town and tuck into a generous serving of raspberry pancakes or a tangy berry sundae. Remember to squirrel away a pack of dark chocolate-coated raspberries for later.
Local cooking experiences
In Hadspen you’ll find The Red Feather Inn, a convict-built guest house that rejoices in quality Tasmanian fare. Attend one of their excellent cooking classes to master the art of making farm house breads or fresh pasta dishes, all using local produce from surrounding growers.
An extravagant lunch option
There’s plenty to tempt you at Ashgrove Cheese. Stop in to sample the array of dairy goodies, watch the cheesemakers in action, then savour a cheese tasting platter for lunch. Finish up with a creamy Ashgrove ice cream for dessert – our tip is to choose the raspberry or the choc cherry.
Itinerary suggestions are provided by Tourism Northern Tasmania, and represent only a small selection of a diverse array of experiences to be found across our part of this fantastic state, Tasmania.
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