Down the Huon

Down the Huon was always a fun (but long) day trip when we were growing up. There is so much to do down here – limestone caves, the magic Huon River, bush walks, the Hartz mountains and now as a “grown up” great vineyards and food!

After yesterday’s amazing food extravaganza at Frogmore Creek Wines I knew not many other vineyards nor restaurants would come even close.

Yesterday culminated with an incredible lunch that I shall remember for ever. A degustation of Tassie’s finest food fare, served with white gloves, engaged waiters and waitresses and the warmth I expect in this quaint state.


This was the welcome pappadam – artistically tickling in every sense

I had originally planned to go to the MONA art gallery but some how my eating experience was like a sensory experience beyond comparison. This was what I ate. Beef cheek, doughnuts with lime jus, whisky chocolate, panna cotta hors d’oeruves…. Just remarkable.

So today gingery I head off down the “Huon”. A great start with a reconnect to nature and Tassie with a walk to Snug Falls. A magic little spot that not many venture to. Off the beaten track but so worth the walk.

After the refreshing walk I headed to Hartview Vineyard. I have tried many of their fruit liqueurs but have never been to source. And source did not disappoint. At their pleasant vineyard are some old picking shed/accommodation huts. Still kept in the same state as they were when they were functional.

Now a heritage listed site, it is a great step back into yesterday year and really COOL!

Lunch over the ridge, through the small town of Huon to Home Hill.


It’s a long standing vineyard with world class pinots. A delicious steak for lunch, swilled with pinot and nice chats with fellow tourists. Good wines, solid food. I recommend the meat and side greens. Great steak, succulent and the veggies were spectacular.

The Huon is pretty. It is the old “apple valley” making Tassie the “Apple Isle” but unfortunately it has gone from 1000 orchards to just 30?!!! Next time I will be doing a cider tour and this will be the home land for ciders.

Wrapping up now to head back to Hobart to go to an art exhibition opening in which my grandma has a painting. Anzac DAY!