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seafood farms, wine, driver, and cheese

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seafood farms, wine, driver, and cheese

Hi guys,

6 friends and I (all girls) are having a girls weekend to Tasmania (yaaay).

We will be there from 30/5/14 Friday 9.30pm - 2/6/2014 Monday 4.45pm. Friday we plan to just check in to our accom (Grosvenor apartments).

On Saturday or Sunday we would like to do the following:

1. Visit a winery

2. Visit a cheese place

3. Do a physical activity, maybe a scenic walk

4. Eat as much seafood as possible (massive sea food lovers)

5. Maybe do a hot spring

So far that's what we want. Can anyone suggest any places? We are on a budget so the cheaper the better.

In regards to the seafood does anyone know if we could visit a seafood farm? Like a crash fish, oyster, paua, and kina one?

Does Tassie have kinas (sea urchins) or paua (abalonghi)? We particularly love this food!!!

In regards to the winery can we visit ourselves without being taken on tour?

Lastly is it possible to hire a driver in Tassie? We will have a car and want someone to drive us around either sat or sun.

Thanks for your help. I gladly appreciate it.

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1. Re: seafood farms, wine, driver, and cheese

Hi MyzMyz,

I noticed you ran into a technical glitch while attempting to post your question. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I'm bumping your question up so others will see it.

Thanks,

Barbara

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2. Re: seafood farms, wine, driver, and cheese

As a generalisation, there are a great many seafood farms in Tasmania, but for health reasons you will find it very difficult to get past the front retail shop. For example, there is an abalone factory (Tas Live Abalone) on the eastern shore in Hobart and you can do tours (expensive) of the factory, but you cannot tour their farm. Barilla Bay is also a popular spot.

http://www.barillabay.com.au/

www.tasliveabalone.com.au/index.php/en/

Take a look at this page for an extensive listing of fine fresh food (including seafood) outlets around the state: tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255096-c139513/Ta…

The main wine region near Hobart is the Coal River Valley centred on Richmond. Generally, you will not be permitted to wander among the vines. You will be constrained to the tasting room (and bistro if they have one).

These companies will provide drivers and cars. The base price will be about $500 per day:

http://www.eyeseetasmania.com.au/

http://www.herbaceoustours.com.au/

http://www.tasmaniaidrive.com/

Have a browse through the Top Questions on the right of this page and also the Hobart forum page.

Luigi

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