A Taste of the Huon

Delighting palates with a cornucopia of Tassie’s best and freshest

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A Taste of the Huon

Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider , Tasmania, Australia

Since 1992, “A Taste of the Huon” has been the premier festival for people who love indulging in fine food and wine and who appreciate arts and crafts. During the annual two-day festival in March, the township of Ranelagh in the Huon Valley comes alive with more than 20,000 visitors ready to partake of nature’s bounty. You’ll understand why Tassie is known as the “Apple Isle” during your time at “A Taste of the Huon”. But apples aren’t the only things on the table. There’s also cider, berries, mushrooms, vineyards, and lots more. To complete the festivities, there is a wide array of entertainment, exhibitions, and other exciting activities lined up.

What To Do

In a nutshell: eat, drink, watch performances, drink, and then eat some more. This nutshell, however, is a rather big one. There is an abundance of food and drink to be had, so you better bring your appetite with you.

While there are changes to the programme and exhibitors every year, you can have a taste of the locals’ various specialities for sure.

Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Tasmania, AustraliaDo you want something filling? Smoked meats and burgers are there for the taking. Do you have a sweet tooth? Try the fruit pies, crepes, ice creams, and freshly picked fruits. Feeling parched? Tassie’s cool climate wines will soothe your throat. And of course, you have to try the cider, which the Huon Valley is known for.

Be warned: there can be almost a hundred restaurants and stalls with irresistible treats, so pace yourself.

Arts and crafts can also be found aplenty. When you’ve had your fill, shop around. From woodworks to embroidery to natural soap to flowers–you’ll want a memento of your “A Taste of the Huon” experience.

Do you need to keep the kids occupied? There are dedicated activities for children ranging from a social circus to face painting.

At “A Taste of the Huon”, there is no room for boredom.

Passes

For a small fee, you can enjoy the entire festival with the family. There are adult passes, children passes, and family passes available.

How To Get There

Huon Valley, Tasmania, AustraliaFrom Hobart, take your car and drive south for about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the bus, which also departs from Hobart. Bus service runs 7 days a week.

 

 

Good To Know

  • Free parking is available
  • No BYOB
  • Pets are not allowed
  • The festival is a 100% smoke-free event
  • The festival is an outdoor event, so bring mats or portable chairs, and find the perfect spot to relax

Where to Stay

Cambridge House

Geeveston - South

Situated on a river, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 km from Forest & Heritage Centre and 15.3 km from Wooden Boat Centre. St. Imre Vineyard and Port Esperance are also within 25 km.
Coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area, and a TV in a common area are onsite.
All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Guests can appreciate conveniences like living rooms and refrigerators, and other amenities include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.

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Port Huon Cottages

Port Huon - South

Situated near the bay, this cottage is 4.5 km from Forest & Heritage Centre and within 20 km of Wooden Boat Centre and Picton River.

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Kermandie Waterfront Hotel

Port Huon - South

Situated in Port Huon, this hotel is 3.4 km from Forest & Heritage Centre and 11.7 km from Wooden Boat Centre. Hartz Mountains National Park and Tahune Airwalk are also within 32 km.

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Wattle Grove - South

Situated in Wattle Grove, this bed & breakfast is within 25 km of Picton River, Huon Apple & Heritage Museum, and Home Hill Winery.

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Walton House

Huonville - South

Situated in a shopping district, this luxury guesthouse is 4.8 km from Home Hill Winery and 6.2 km from Wooden Boat Centre.

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Ashdowns of Dover Bed and Breakfast

Dover - South

Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of St. Imre Vineyard, Port Esperance, and Kents Beach. Esperance Bay Park is 1.5 km away.

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Huon Bush Retreats

Huonville - South

Situated in a regional park, this apartment building is within 15 km of Home Hill Winery, Picton River, and Huon Apple & Heritage Museum.

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