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Some tips on things to do around the Freycinet Peninsula

It helps to have some tips and local insight when you're planning your holiday activities.  Take a read through our blogs for the latest news and info on things to do at Coles Bay and on the east coast of Tasmania.  Happy reading!

March 29, 2016

Tasmania is world-renowned for its locally-produced food specialties with seafood options being high on the list for most holiday makers. Freycinet Marine Farm will satisfy your cravings with its perfect mix of laid-back, outdoor dining and fresh seafood. Set in a rustic atmosphere, visitors can linger over menu offerings served with fine local wines or buy takeaway seafood that is cooked or uncooked. Each dish is truly a celebration of the ingredients themselves with items such as oysters, mussels, abalone and salmon being prepared perfectly without overwhelming flavours to distract from their freshness.

If you’ve ever wondered about oyster farming, a behind-the-scenes tour will show you just how dedicated the workers at this marine farm have to be. The process is very labour intensive and must be carried out in all types of weather. You’ll see the nets that secure the baby oysters which take up to three years to grow. Your guide will also explain the joys of wading waist deep in water. Tours include tastings of freshly shucked oysters from these pristine waters.

For ocean-fresh seafood in a casual setting, Freycinet Marine Farm is one of Tasmania’s special experiences. A tour gives a fascinating insight into the complex steps involved in producing world class oysters. It also highlights how incredibly lucky visitors are to enjoy produce from such a clean, environmentally-friendly operation. 

Image credit: Tourism Tasmania and Andrew Wilson

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