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Discovering Tasmania’s Food & Wine Bounty


A Tassie-style lobster roll at The Lobster Shack in Bicheno, Tasmania. Photo Gayle Conran.

By Everett Potter

It’s a good day when you’re perched at a table overlooking the Tasman Sea, eating a delicious lobster roll while scanning the adjacent rocks for little penguins, fur seals and passing Southern Right Whales on their way to and from Antarctica.


Institut Polaire. Photo Institut Polaire.


In many ways, this sums up the magic of the island of Tasmania, which lies off Australia’s southern coast. Roughly the size of Switzerland, Tasmania’s landscape is a mash-up of mountains, unspoiled coastline and rolling fields, the only land mass in the world that the Roaring 40’s blast through, and it claims to have the cleanest air on the planet.


Frogmore Creek winery. Photo Gayle Conran.

It’s a wild place full of artisanal farmers, enterprising fishermen, inventive winemakers, and entrepreneurial chefs, and the possibilities seem endless.

Sara Hess and Marcus Walkem of The Lobster Shack. Photo Gayle Conran.

The Lobster Shack in Bicheno, Tasmania, is a labor of love for Sara Hess and Marcus Walkem, who hail from Tasmanian fishing families. Their lobster rolls … continue reading

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