The southern region comprises everything not in the North, North West, East or West regions, so includes everything south of and including Oatlands and across to almost the East Coast (all the towns from Orford up to St Helens are in the East Coast region for this site), then down through Hobart to the Huon Valley and Channel areas and also the Tasman Peninsula.
It is a very diverse area and is home to some of Tasmania’s best farm produce.

Little Red Hen blackboard

Little Red Hen: Great Vegetables

Little Red Hen has been a long-time fixture at the Farm Gate Market, selling attractive vegetables and even more attractive flowers. This stall is usually our first stop because, depending on the season, they have very desirable offerings that are difficult to locate elsewhere, especially of the same quality. We […]

Spice World Bank Arcade Hobart

Spice World: A local treasure

Spice World is a star on the Hobart food scene. Those in the know come here for the vast range of spices that are now available. If you about to prepare a dish and suddenly find that you are out of ajwan seeds or your asafoetida powder is past its […]

Black Swan New Norfolk

Black Swan: Bookshop and Coffee

Black Swan in New Norfolk is a great place to enjoy a well-made coffee while perusing the fascinating, well chosen array of books that they have on offer. We think that there own description of what they do will give you the best idea of why we like this place […]

Blackman Bay Oysters

Blackman Bay Oysters are among our favourite oysters in Tasmania and possibly Australia. They are carefully, and scientifically raised and the results are delicious!


Bayside Meats

Bayside Meats is a specialist retailer in Lower Sandy Bay that always has something of interest in the enticing display fridges. We are very lucky in Hobart to have four excellent meat retailers that ensure that if we want a particular cut of meat then we know that one of […]


Shake a Leg Jr

Shake a Leg Jr is a very good café serving excellent coffee (try the High Beam blend) and tasty pastries (Pigeon Whole Bakery, of course) in Moonah which is an outer suburb of Hobart where many young hipsters are moving to take advantage of slightly more affordable housing. The café […]

Ashbolt products

Ashbolt Farm: Great Olive Oil

Ashbolt Farm Olive Oil is one of the best and most consistent oils produced in Tasmania. The dark green colour and the deep flavour set it apart. From the moments you see the dark, intense, deep green liquid languidly dripping from the bottle, you know you are about to experience […]

Blackhearts and Sparrows

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Blackhearts & Sparrows has a carefully selected array of interesting wines from Australia and beyond. It is wonderful to have a place where the wines are selected based on their provenance and not just a race to the bottom in the price stakes. You can always find something interesting from […]