Can't make up your mind?
Simply click on an area to discover the various places we visit.
Please keep in
mind though that each tour could be different as it depends on availability of the producers and of course
the weather!
Heritage Highway Richmond Cambridge National Parks Hobart Region cruise ship day tours Huon Channel Bruny Island Port Arthur


A lot of people think of Hobart as a pretty city with a nice wharf area and a spectacular mountain however
there are many food producers hidden away in areas that many visitors don't go to.
By participating in an Herbaceous Tour of Hobart you will discover a whole new world of food production in Hobart.

Valhalla Ice-Cream
Mures Fishing
Wicked Cheese Co
Lark Distillery
Renaissance Olives
Tas Live Abalone
Boks Bacon
Elizabeth Street Food + Wine

Additional Providores are being added all the time.

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Hobart's Hidden Pantries



The Richmond/Cambridge Coal River Valley area is of historical significance as Richmond was
the half way mark between the penal settlement at Port Arthur and Hobart.
In the village of Richmond there
are many beautiful old buildings including the old Richmond Goal. These days the area is renowned as a prime wine
and olive area however there is also many types of fruit grown in the area such as Cherries, Apricots and
Nectarines to mention but a few as well as Oyster farms.

The following places are participants in the Herbaceous Tours adventure however please keep in mind that we are entirely dependent on the availability of farmers and producers time however we have put together a tour for the summer season of 2012/2013 which we can guarantee we will visit. Please see the Richmond tour for full details.

Old Richmond Gaol
Domaine A Stoney Vineyard
Frogmore Creek Wines
Sorell Fruit Farm
Puddleduck Vineyard
Craigow Vineyard
The Olive Groves of Tasmania
Barilla Bay Oyster Farm
Tasmanian Distillery (Award winning Whiskey)
Pooley Wines
Hatchers Manor
Wicked Cheese
Palmara Vineyard

Wine Cheese and Seafood

This very special tour is only available on early request and is available for groups of 2 to 11 people. It includes a visit to three vineyards with a platter of locally produced cheese at one of the vineyards, a small amount of time in the delightful and historic village of Richmond and a two course lunch at Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. Price on application. Groups of 10 or 11 may also request a land based farm tour at Barilla Bay.

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Bonorong Richmond



The gloriously spectacular Huon Valley/Channel area was once the world's largest producer of Apples
and Pears.
These days whilst Apples and Pears are still grown in the area, there is now a far more diverse
mixture of food and wine on offer.
The following places are participants in the Herbaceous Tours adventure however please keep in mind that we are entirely dependent on the availability of farmers and producers time so we cannot guarantee
which places we will visit until the day before your tour.

Apple and Heritage Museum
Tasmanian Saffron
Panorama Vineyard
Tassie Blueberries
Grandvewe Sheep Cheese
Diemen Native Peppers
Hartzview Vineyard
Home Hill Winery
Kelty Farm (Organic Black Angus and Organic Apples)
Elmside Estate (Olive Grove)
Miellerie Honey
Tassie Taste Buds
Clauson Orchard

We will visit 4 or 5 of the places listed above, depending on availability, weather etc.

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South East Coast/Port Arthur Peninsula Region

Our first stop is at Federation Chocolate at Taranna where you will see some of this chocolate being made and try some samples. Then it is on to Port Arthur where you will have approximately 3 hours to explore this amazing place.
We then visit, remarkable Cave, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, the Blow Hole, Tessellated Pavements and Eagle Hawk lookout returning to Hobart between 5-5.30pm.This tour can be customised to suit you, perhaps you would rather include one of the 60 Great Walks to Waterfall Bay or a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. There is so much to see and explore in this wonderful region so let your imagination run wild and talk to us about how you would like your day to unfold!

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Bruny Island

History, Food, Scenery, wonderful, friendly people, Bruny Island has it all!
The Bruny tour is not for the faint hearted as it is a long day but you will return home with wonderful memories of great food, incredible scenery and the fantastic people you will meet. So come and join us as we explore a whole range of diverse and interesting food 'facts' and sample 'real' food! The following people and places have agreed to share their processes, facts and food with us;

Bruny Island Cheese Company
Get Shucked-Bruny Island Oysters
Bruny Island Berry Farm
Bruny Island Smokehouse
Bruny Island Fudge and Chocolate (Hiba)
Bruny Island Premium Wines Wayaree Estate
Murrayfield Farm (Indigenous Land Corporation-Sheep, Cultural & Environmental Heritage)
Bruny Island Hotel

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Heritage Highway-Oatlands

After a drive through the small villages of Pontville and Kempton we arrive in Oatlands Callington Mill precinct at approximately 10.30am, a perfect time for morning tea; then, depending on numbers, we may have the opportunity to have an Oatlands tour guide accompany the bus as we undertake a very slow tour of the Oatlands’ township, learning all about the buildings and the history of past local characters, however a tour of two will not include the tour guide. We then return to the Mill and participate in the Mill tour where you can see the miller in action!
Then it is back to the Visitor Centre to enjoy a light lunch and have some free time to visit some of the local shops where you might discover that special antique you have always wanted or purchase a beautiful garment from Casaveen Knitwear.
Our final activity in Oatlands is a guided tour and performance at the old Supreme Court building, one of the oldest in Australia.
We then travel back to Hobart via Richmond and the back roads, a bit bumpy in parts but worth it just to see the beautiful countryside.
This is an all inclusive tour so morning tea and lunch are included. There is also the option of including morning tea and a guided tour of Shene however if this option is added 24 hours notice is required.

Heritage Highway-Hamilton, Ross or Bothwell

There are many interesting and historic towns and villages along the Heritage Highway, why not think about a trip to some or all of them! At Hamilton we can visit Prospect Villa with their delightful gardens, it also has a small local Heritage Museum. We can then travel further up the Lyle Highway through the towns of Ouse, Wayatinah, Brady's Lake to arrive at Derwent Bridge to see the amazing Wall in the Wilderness.This is a work in progress, the history of the Central Highlands is being carved by artist Greg Duncan on three metre high wooden panels and once completed will be a staggering 100 metres long.
The heritage towns of Bothwell and Ross offer a wonderful opportunity to discover some of Tasmania's interesting past. Bothwell is the home of the oldest Golf course in the Southern Hemisphere as well as Nants Distillery where we can arrange a full tour and tasting! Ross is a delight to the eyes with it's tree lined streets, lovely sandstone bridge and beautiful old buildings. And who could resist a visit to the famous Ross Bakery, the wood fired oven has been operating for over 100 years!

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Tasmania has some of the best National Parks in the world so come and enjoy the pristine air and spectacular scenery! The following information is just to give you an idea of what a day out in our wonderful wilderness could be, let you imagination run wild and talk to us about how you would like to enjoy your personalised day in the wilderness. We can also arrange overnight stays so you can really explore Tasmania's incredible beauty!

Our first stop is at Mt Field National Park to see Russell Falls and have a quick ‘cuppa’. Then it is on to Strathgordon and Lake Pedder. The forces of nature at work are never more evident when seeing the amazing rock formations in this area with the forces of man being very evident when viewing the dam.
Our lunch stop is at the Lake Pedder Chalets. Then it is on to Scotts Peak Dam for more amazing pristine wilderness sights. We return to Hobart stopping for another ‘cuppa’ at either Westaway or New Norfolk depending on the time and availability.
This is a very big trip and a long day but a visit to our pristine wilderness is well worth the effort.
This tour can also be extended to overnight at either Lake Pedder Chalets or Giants Table at Maydenah however accommodation costs would also include the tour guide.
This tour can also be changed to include Lady Barron Falls walk, the Tall Trees Styx Valley walk and Lake Dobson walk instead of Strathgordon and Scotts Peak Dam if required.

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National Parks


Cruise Ship Day Itineraries

Arriving in Hobart by Cruise Ship and want to see as much of Tasmania as you can? Herbaceous Tours can put together a wonderful itinerary for you. Maybe you would like to visit Port Arthur, Remarkable Caves, Blow Hole and Devil's Kitchen? Or perhaps Mt Field and Russell Falls,Bonorong,and Richmond? If convict history interests you then a visit to Oatlands on the heritage highway to see the wonderful Georgian buildings and Callington Mill.
Whatever your interest we can put together a wonderful day in Tasmania for you.

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Cruise Ship

Huon Wine Trail
Enjoy the special views of the Huon Valley as we travel around sampling some great wines and cider produced in the Valley

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Huon Wine Trail