Day touring around the Meander Valley and beyond.
The Gourmet Food Trail.
The Meander Valley is noted for the range and quality of its fine food products.
On a day tour you can visit 41 Degree South salmon farm to taste the hot smoked fresh water salmon products and even feed the fish.
From there it is only a short distance to both BFS gourmet sausages and 3 Willows Vineyard who have a variety of wine to taste.
The honey farm at Chudleigh is well worth a visit and Ashgrove Cheese is a must for the variety of cheese and other gourmet deli products on offer.
In season, from June to September and January to March you can go on a truffle hunt at Truffles Australis to see if you can unearth the
mystical black truffle.
Mole Creek Caves
The Mole Creek Caves are 55kms (1 hour) drive away and are some of the
most spectacular limestone caves in the southern hemisphere. Tours depart regularly
during the day. We recommend after a trip to the caves you return via the gourmet food
trail sampling raspberry cheescake, wine, cheese and hot smoked salmon on the return
The Great Western Tiers, while not having the reputation of Cradle Mountain offers a
variety of walks and wildlife experiences as well as spectacular mountain scenery.
However many people find that a visit to the Cradle Mountian National Park is a must see experience on thier visit to Tasmania.
From Forest Walks Lodge it is a 5 hours return trip and although this makes for a long day it will take you through some beautiful farming
country and forested mountain scenery along the base of the Great Western Tiers. The drive still
leaves time for a walk around Dove Lake and a visit to the information centre at Cradle
Mountain National Park as well as the wilderness photo gallery at the Chateau.
Nant Distillery Bothwell
If you have a taste for whisky the Nant Distillery is 100kms away in the
Central Higlands of Tasmania. Situated on the historic National Trust listed Nant Estate
(circa 1821) at Bothwell, the Nant is a rare farm based whisky distillery. At the centre
of the distillery complex is the Old Water Mill built on the estate in 1823 and still
used today for gristing barley to make single malt whisky. We recommend you stop on the way to or from the Lodge if you take the Mountain Lakes Rd.
The drive takes you through the alpine wilderness region and gives you the opportunity to stop and take in the
interpretation of the alpine vegetation at Pine Lake.