How to Wine, Dine and Explore the Tamar Valley
As you find your way along The Local Trail in Tasmania, we’ll take you to the northern city of Launceston via the Tamar Valley, an area north of Launceston that’s renowned for food, wine and nature. It’s a leisurely day, intended for you to enjoy at your own pace to see and do as much or as little as you want.
Tamar Valley TAS
There are over 30 vineyards in the area, so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to where to go for a delicious drop. The region is well known for Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. But they don’t stop there - you’ll find other varietals available to taste and purchase. With rolling hills, sprawling vines and picturesque river views, you can easily get lost in a wonderland of wine.
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Great Food & Wine in TAS
Like all the best wine growing regions, the Tamar Valley offers a variety of culinary discoveries to be made. There is a heavy focus on keeping it local by growing and producing fine food that is unique to the area. Tuck into a luxurious long lunch at a winery, or pick up supplies from a local retailer and have a picnic. No matter where you find yourself, be sure to taste all that the area has to offer.
After drinking and tasting your way around the region, it might be time to get back to nature. Gravelly Beach, Paper Beach and the Swan Point Track are great options to walk off the wine and cheese belly. There are also fun attractions like the Glengarry Bush Maze, Lavender House and the cute Swiss-themed town Grindelwald.
Top it off with Nightcap!
As you trickle down the Tamar Valley, before you know it you’ll be in the heart of Launceston. Conveniently located on the corner of West Tamar and Ecclestone Roads is Nightcap at Riverside Hotel. Unpack the car and get settled into your fresh and comfortable room for the night. With all the features and amenities you’d expect from a Nightcap Hotel, you’ll feel right at home at the Riverside. The best part: you don’t have to flick through an internet search to find a delicious meal. The Hotel Bistro has a great selection of meals to choose from, with ingredients sourced from Tasmanian suppliers and producers. Tuck into a hearty meal with a savoury drop to accompany. Finish your day with a Nightcap as you dive into your King Koil bed.