Tassie trails is run locally by a collective group of Proud Tasmanians and part of the Andys Trails Tour group.
Every one of us agrees that our best experiences came from seeing new places through the eyes of locals, sampling local produce, seeing where and how it’s made and talking to the growers and the makers. Food just tastes better where it’s grown, beer tastes better where it’s brewed, whisky tastes better where it’s distilled and wine tastes better where it’s produced.
Consuming local produce does more than supporting local families and creating local communities, it enhances your enjoyment of the produce by knowing where it’s from and how it’s made. This experience is unbelievably heightened when surrounded by rolling hills, calm bays, wild coastlines and stunning rainforest we are lucky enough to call home.
Meet your guide: Tim
I was born in South Australia but, despite this, and having lived for a few years in Victoria, I’ve always considered Tasmania home.
In a former life I worked too hard in I.T. in the relentless pursuit of ‘financial success’, but as the decades slipped by, I decided to spend more time doing things I actually enjoy.
Some great job opportunities have come my way and allowed me to dove-tail together a few rewarding part-time jobs that provide an enjoyable work/life balance.
Most days I find time to crank a good few kilometres in the nature reserve near home in Blackmans Bay just south of Hobart and often reward myself with a thirst quenching, hoppy XPA. Tasmania is renowned for growing many awesome hops and the craft beer scene here is thriving!
Generations of my family have been growing grapes and making wine in the Barossa and this may explain my great interest in wine. Tasmania is home to many wonderful cool climate wines and my ‘extensive research’ has allowed me to meet many of the local industry characters and sample their lovely drops.
My partner Catherine has Italian heritage and was largely inspired to move to Tasmania by Mathew Evans’ Gourmet Farmer TV series. Together we love indulging our passion for fine food and relish Tasmania’s beautiful, fresh produce.
Snorkelling for abalone and fly fishing for trout are amongst my favourite pursuits and we’ve found many ways to prepare the delicious bounty. Mmmm abalone san choy boa or inari sushi and smoked trout pasta or potato salad all washed down with refreshing Tasmanian white wine.
I’m Tim the Tassie Tour Guide and I love sharing my favourite things from this stunning island state. Cheers!
Meet your guides ANDREW & Elin
Our original Andy is so passionate about showcasing amazing local businesses that he’s built three craft beer venues from the ground up, with each venue specialising in supporting local produce, craft beer and wine. After growing up in Tasmania surrounded by stunning scenery and even better produce he moved to Melbourne to make his mark in the craft beer scene before craft beer was cool. Andy now spreads his time between the mainland and his island home.
Elin is the daughter of a dairy farmer. She grew up living “paddock to plate” with milk, eggs, pork, beef and many fruit and vegie’s coming from the farm itself. Working on the farm milking cows and raising poddy calves when not at school helped her gain a true understanding of the passion and hard work that goes into creating amazing produce fresh from the source.
So come and share the experience of produce grown with love, made with pride, and enjoy every story by those that care the most. All without the hassle of organising transport, locations, open hours and allocating the role of designated driver to the poor friend who has to miss out on all the delicious delights. Our craft beverage tours and local produce adventures are fully paid for so you only need to bring out the credit card if you want to take the experience home with you with an extra bottle or two.
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