region: Tasmania

Australia > Tasmania

Cut off from the Australian continent over 10,000 years ago, the island of Tasmania has a unique ecosystem that benefits from its proximity to Antarctica.

 

3,336 miles from Tasmania to Antarctica – with nothing in between!

 

It takes the ‘clean, green’ benefits for which Australian produce is known to a whole new level of purity.

 

Maria Island, off the East Coast of Tasmania – Image courtesy of Tourism Australia

 

Unlike the mainland, the island’ enjoys a cool climate, plentiful rainfall and rich, fertile soils, in addition to the pristine waters direct from Antarctica..

 

wineglass Bay, Tasmania – Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

 

The island is also know for its strong convict heritage. It was Australia’s second penal colony after Sydney, receiving over 70,000 men, women and children as English convicts until the mid-1800’s.

 

Port Arthur Penitentiary – Image courtesy of Alastair Bett

 

This remarkable combination of natural and human history has today produced some of the most amazing alternative, break-the-rules kind of foods.

 

romancing Tasmanian provenance – Image courtesy of the artist and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

 

The antidote to a mass-produced modern world, Tasmania celebrates terroir, with wineries and small-scale growers, brewers and artisan makers.

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