food and drink
When you embark on the Great Eastern Drive, you’ll need to come with an appetite. This journey will lead you to many of Tasmania’s most delicious experiences in some of its most beautiful locations.
The East Coast’s mild climate creates perfect growing conditions for the state’s premium fresh produce, from sweet berries and nuts to fine cool climate wines, award-winning cheeses and the freshest seafood imaginable. The region has long attracted passionate growers, producers, winemakers, cheesemakers and chefs, whose creations are just waiting for you to try. Take a weekend, a few days or longer to explore, feast and wander.
The East Coast Wine Trail is a collection of 14 vineyards and cellar doors, stretching along the pristine beaches and native bushland of Tasmania’s stunning East Coast. Our region is abundant with incredible food and wine. We welcome you to our cellar doors, to share our tables, meet our families and raise a glass to a shared and rich journey of discovery.
Breweries & Distilleries
The East Coast is not just known for our wine, we also produce a number of world-class beers, whiskys, gins and spirits.
Farm gates, produce & markets
Farm gates on the east coast are about as diverse as you can imagine. The mild East Coast climate, clean ocean and fertile soils create an environment where Tasmania’s world-famous produce is grown in abundance—from fresh fruits and award-winning cheeses to premium seafood.
Dining out on the East Coast of Tasmania takes on its own personality. From exclusive dining at high-end restaurants to freshly cooked fish and chips served piping hot from a seaside fish punt, and treat-laden afternoon tea in cosy cafes, you’ll find a dining experience that is perfect for you.
For a seafood lover, Tasmania’s east coast is pretty close to paradise. The region’s clean seas and inland streams offer up some of the best fish and seafood you could wish for—oysters, mussels, rock lobster, abalone, deep sea fish and succulent freshwater trout.