Tasmania: Rugged and Refined
Collected by Aislyn Greene , AFAR Staff
Amid the placid bays, pristine forests, and sheer sea cliffs of Tasmania, there’s a new crop of roughing-it and pamper-me ways to explore Australia’s island state.
650 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan TAS 7140, Australia
Located in a former schoolhouse, this culinary retreat teaches everything from whole-hog butchering to vintage baking. The most popular class? The Agrarian Experience, which starts with a foraging excursion and finishes with a hands-on cooking...
30 Argyle St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
One of Australia’s most acclaimed restaurants happens to be in Hobart, where chef Analiese Gregory plays with local, foraged, and homegrown ingredients in her daily-changing menu. One night, you might find burrata curd tossed with saltbush...
2862 Lyell Hwy, Hayes TAS 7140, Australia
Situated on a farm a 50-minute drive northwest of Hobart, Two Metre Tall’s brewery is worth the detour. On Fridays and Sundays, the outdoor bar serves experimental beers and ciders made with local apples, hops, and other ingredients. Don’t miss...
Pumphouse Point, 1 Lake St Clair Rd, Lake St Clair TAS 7140, Australia
A 1940s hydroelectric plant at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain–Lake Saint Clair National Park was recently transformed into a glass-walled lodge, part of which juts 900 feet into Australia’s deepest lake. Eighteen adults-only...
655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia
What happens when an art collector/mathematician uses his ability to beat the odds in casinos and makes millions of dollars? If it is David Walsh, he builds an art museum in Hobart Tasmania. He builds the most expensive privately owned museum in ...
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