Published on 30th May 2017
by Melinda King

Northern Tasmania is the perfect combination of stunning landscapes, cosy retreats, and dining and drink options both small-scale and spectacular.

Tasmania’s north boasts rolling pastoral farmlands, the island’s second-largest city in Launceston, and its principal wine-producing area in the Tamar Valley. Renowned for its fertile terroir, the countryside surrounding Launceston is dotted with wineries, dairy farms, apple orchards and fisheries, and abundant opportunities for visitors to sample the goods. At the trail of cellar doors and grazing trails you’ll find a community eager to share in its natural wealth, while Launceston itself offers some of Tassie’s best bars and fine dining restaurants showcasing the region’s bountiful produce.

Beyond food lures there lies magical old-growth forests and rugged mountains providing ample opportunity for both hiking and chance encounters with wombats, wallabies, quolls and Tasmanian devils.

The area is best explored by car, and then by venturing on foot. Take it easy in an eco-lodge in the woods while sipping on cool-climate pinot noir, or hike through the alpine wilderness and watch the sunset over a fire. This region offers possibilities to unwind, let go of life’s concerns and reconnect to the natural world.

Welcome to Northern Tasmania


Whether you seek relaxed or sophisticated, there’s dining options aplenty in Tasmania’s north.


Visit cellar doors in the Tamar Valley wine region and follow up with a craft brew back in town.

Wines for Joanie


A rustic cellar door in the Tamar Valley.

Saint John Craft Beer


Fourteen taps highlighting the island’s best craft beer.


Stock-up on fresh produce, truffles and native ingredients, then head for the hills and stunning mountain views.


Take in glorious views of lush bushland or the northern coastal dunes.

Lost Farm Lodge


Couple suites and spa on a coastal golf course.

The Trig on Mount Arthur


Sleep in a cosy eco-luxe converted shipping container.


Adventure by day, whisky by night.

Embrace chilly winter days with roaring fireplaces, wildlife exploring and outdoor baths. Tasmania’s northern region offers a perfect blend of nature, food and drink.