A Share Plate road-trip to Cradle Mountain
Thinking of travelling to Cradle Mountain? Then you should experience as many Tasting Trail stop-offs as possible during your road-trip! Luckily Cradle to Coast has developed the Take Me To The Mountain Trail so you can make the most of your scenic drive...
Linking almost 50 producers, farm gates, retailers and foodie experiences from the state’s north-west to create a tour like no other, the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail is a unique Tasmanian food experience! (Sample itineraries available here).
Below we highlight some of the great stops from Take Me To The Mountain!
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Delish Fine Foods
This local providore, café and deli boasts a huge range of local Tasmanian products, a great menu and (what some say is) the best coffee in Northern Tasmania.
Run by Kurt - a master cheese maker - and Ann, the attentive team make you feel right at home and the café is constantly filled with a warm hum.
Stop in for a hearty breakfast with views out to Bass Strait - and before you leave, purchase items for a picnic to have an all round Tasmanian gourmet day!
- The Mount Gnomon Wessex ham if available, and the great cheese range including products from Ashgrove and King Island Dairy.
Visit at Shop 3, 36 Main Rd, Wivenhoe.
Infuse Coffee Roasters
Inside a quaint workers cottage from the 1990's on Burnie's southern side sits Infuse, a local roaster whose constant day-to-day foot traffic is proof of how highly the locals rate this space. It's become a mecca for local coffee enthusiasts, with tools, products and books available for purchase alongside their blends and single origin roasts.
- The Wild espresso blend is a great balance of sweet and dark-chocolate-like bitter.
Visit at 46 South Strahan St, South Burnie.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
The closest accommodation to the beautiful Lake St Clair National Park is a stunning wilderness retreat.
Contemporary cabins and spa suites are nestled into the countryside, with multiple dining options on offer.
Wine and cheese tastings make the most of Tasmania's plentiful quality products, the perfect afternoon wind-down after a hike and before a romantic dinner.
More than 20 walking trails surround the accommodation and the National Park is a photographer's dream.
For those that want something a bit more subdued, the Waldheim Alpine Spa has a range of treatments that are bound to have you blissfully relaxed in no time.
- Make the most of a long weekend in a Spa Suite, and be sure to have drinks at the Tavern Bar (Tasmania's version of Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn).
Visit at Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain (easy!).
On the way to Cradle Mountain, just outside Devonport, Barringwood Estate Vineyard sits with it's own unique character - including an orange food truck, the Tuckshop!
Their onsite cafe makes the most of local produce in tune with the seasons, as well as beer on tap, cider and locally distilled gin... not to mention their very well respected cool climate wine range.
The large deck overlooking a scenic lawn is the perfect place to waste away an afternoon, especially when they have their Sunday 'Tuckshop Sessions' on - check their social accounts to keep updated!
- The Barringwood Blanc de Blanc is one of our standout picks from all the highly regarded sparkling throughout Northern Tasmania
Visit at 60 Gilliams Rd, Lower Barrington.
House of Anvers
In our Northern Tasmania issue, we profile Igor, the owner of House of Anvers, who made a pilgrimage into the mountains of Peru to see firsthand how the purest cocoa in the world is harvested.
He retains an exclusive licence for this cocoa, which forms the base of the Fortunato No.4 range - possibly the Share Plate teams favourite chocolate!
In addition, the property just off the Bass Highway offers truffles, fruit infusions, and all manner of sweet treats that use rich, full Tasmanian ingredients such as cream and butter.
A beautiful on-site cafe also has cakes and high tea if you're feeling like a mid-morning or afternoon sitdown.
- The Fortunato No.4 blocks are made from the purest cocoa on Earth and used exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere by Anvers
Visit at 9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe.
41 Degrees South
41 Degrees South is the epitome of a uniquely Tasmanian business. Family owned and run, the farm grows salmon and ginseng in harmony with their surrounds, taking care to ensure all aspects of the process are sustainable.
Self-guided tours are available on the property showing how they treat both the animals and the plants with the utmost respect.
There is a range of Ginseng teas available, plus some ginseng spiced salmon items which marry the flavours of each perfectly.
- The salmon fillet packs: marinated in a crafted brine before a hot-smoking process over Tasmanian Blackwood.
Visit at 323 Montana Rd, Deloraine.
Family owned and operated for over 20 years, Ashgrove has established a reputation as Northern Tasmania's finest cheesery, winning multiple awards for their indulgent range.
Ashgrove create everything onsite from ice-cream, milk, cream and butter to their famous cheeses.
Their cloth matured range has a nutty and earthy flavour; the English County styles have an acidic bite and they also produce uniquely Tasmanian flavours like Wild Wasabi and Bush Pepper.
Pre-warning: arrive with an empty stomach.
- Combine their Farmhouse Butter with fresh baked bread and you won't need anything else!
Visit at 6173 Bass Highway, Elizabeth Town.
Explore the members through the Tasting Trail site and build your own itinerary to suit at your own pace. You can also find exceptional things to do through the Visit Cradle Coast site.
Discover the incredible journey of Anvers owner Igor into the mountains of Peru, alongside more of our favourite stories from Northern Tasmania , in our current issue!
We've jam packed 116 pages to bring you stories of our favourite eateries, farms, producers, wine, beer, spirits and social enterprises! Purchase here:
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