Along the Huon Trail…

On Sunday morning, we jump in the dodgy ute EB has hired for work and head south from Hobart along the Huon Trail, which winds along the spectacular coastline, through quaint townships and past rural homes to drool over with their 180-degree views of Storm Bay.

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From a distance, they all look the same, but one local tells us there are hundreds of varieties of daffodils.

Everywhere you look, daffodils illuminate the cloudy day. Their sunny faces defy the brisk temperature and feisty breeze to pop up in paddocks, old rainwater tanks and gardens, along the roadside, and even around a retro Hills Hoist.

Moving on from daffodils to aromas of citrus and blossom, we pause to try luscious award winning wines at Home Hill Winery + Restaurant.

Try the award winning 2010 Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir. Yum.

Try the award winning 2010 Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir. Yum.

Home Hill feels très français. With its two varieties of wines – chardonnay and pinot noir – we could be in Burgundy again.

Of course, our pause extends to lunch. The wines are exceptional, the service is relaxed and friendly, and the food is delicious. What more could you ask for on a lazy Sunday?

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Along the Huon Trail you’ll find fabulous regional specialty produce, so you can do your own version of ‘hunting and gathering’ – from local wine, salmon, oysters and handmade cheeses to fresh-as fruit and vegetables. Apparently, the cherries here are spectacular if a little confused. We’re told they tend to burst into fruity brilliance only to be hit by frosts – but that makes them a must-do indulgence.

There’s more here than food though – from jetboat rides along the Huon River, the Tahune Airwalk above the forest, an Art trail, Bruny Island spectacular cheeses and cruises, and more… Did I mention we love Tasmania? 

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