Discover North West Tasmania
... and have a devil of a time
Produce of North West Tasmania
Tasmania is a foodies paradise where a clean green image prevails. The north west, with its excellent soils and temperate climate, is the food bowl of the island, where an amazing variety of fruits, vegetables, dairy and beef products, honey, herbs and speciality meats are grown. Fish species, wild or farmed, fresh, smoked or frozen, are plentiful.
From saffron to wasabi, or truffles, the north west region is a microcosm of spectacular natural produce, including vast indigenous timber resources, crafted into contemporary furniture by talented, fine furniture designers.
Blue Hills Honey is owned and operated by the Charles family at Mawbanna, with roots tracing back three generations to forebear, Bernard Charles, who kept bees as a hobby. His son Rueben expanded the honey production to 1600 hives and in 2003 grandson, Robbie and wife Nicola, took over the family business.
Expertly packaged and marketed, this dynamic duo, with assistance from dedicated staff, have now taken their award winning, export business to new heights.
Cape Grim Beef is a niche brand of quality beef, grown in a natural environment, in north western Tasmania. The tender beef is devoid of hormones, antibiotics and genetic modification. The brand is named after Cape Grim, where the cleanest air in the world is measured at the monitoring station, on Woolnorth, the vast pastoral property of the Van Diemen’s Land Company. Meat is graded to strict Meat Standards Australia guidelines, by Greenham Tasmania at Smithton, to ensure a consistent quality product.
Acclaimed as one of Tasmania’s finest and well-known furniture designers, Mark Bishop has been making furniture since attending the Canberra School of Art in the mid eighties. Over 150 significant pieces of furniture have been produced by Mark, many of them award-winning designs, or commissions for the International market.
A contemporary designer who specializes in the construction of Tasmanian timber furniture for domestic and commercial applications, his practice is vertically integrated from the selection and milling of his own timber to the design and manufacture of his furniture.
Anvers Chocolate Factory – 9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe.
The House of Anvers is a real chocolate sensation. Belgium chocolate skills and Tasmania’s fresh clean climate, combine to create the supreme chocolate experience.
Avro Park Orchards – 303 main Rd, Spreyton.
The Granny Smith Express – a tractor train tour through the orchard with commentary – is the highlight of a visit to Avro Park Orchards.
The Berry Patch – Blackburn Drive, Turners Beach.
Pre-packed or pick you own strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and tayberries. Staggered pickings available 6-8 months of the year.
King Island Dairies – King Island.
Situated on Bass Strait’s most remote island, our dairy products are made with pure King Island milk, produced from some of the most lush pastures in the world.
Lactos Cheese Factory – 145 Old Surrey Rd, Burnie.
Lactos is one of Australia’s leading speciality cheesemakers. At the Tasting Centre you can sample a huge range of Tasmania’s finest cheeses.
Providore 24 – 24 Church St, Stanley.
Located at the base of the famous Stanley ‘Nut’, Providore 24 is a speciality food store providing an extensive range of the finest Tasmanian produce.
Tasmanian Octopus Product (T.O.P.) – 9 Marine Esplanade, Stanley.
Michael Hardy, his wife Jan and sons, catch and process Bass Strait octopus at their factory in Stanley. Steamed, marinated or pickled, it is available at speciality shops around the country.
The Cherry Shed – Cnr Bass Highway/Gilbert Street, Latrobe.
Grown locally in the NW coast of Tasmania, at Moriarty near Latrobe, by farmers Paul and Tina Badcock, The Cherry Shed’s cherries are huge, fresh and delicious.
Petuna Sea Foods – 134 Tarleton St., East Devonport.
A wonderful variety of fresh sea food including Atlantic Salmon, Ocean Trout, Trevalla and Pink Ling. Oysters, mussels and crayfish available in season.