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 the city and suburbs. Some of the places we visit and where you will sample some delicious samples include;

Mures Fishing

Lark Distillery

Weston Farm-Renaissance Olives

Tas Live Abalone

Boks Bacon
Elizabeth Street Food + Wine

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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 and also the seasons play their part in availability.

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

Bonorong Richmond Tour

This lovely half day tour will take you to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can meet a wide variety of animals.

Injured wildlife is brought here and if they can be cured enough they are released back into the wild and if not they have a permanent safe home at Bonorong.

You will have about one hour to explore the historic village of Richmond

and then we head off for a great cheese tasting at Wicked Cheese. Weather permitting there is also a few secret scenic spots for great photos!

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
Nonesuch Expereince



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.

Willie Smith Apple Orchard
Willie Smith Apple Shed

Tasmanian Saffron
Panorama Vineyard


Grandvewe Sheep Cheese

Diemen Native Peppers

Hartzview Vineyard

Home Hill Winery

Kelty Farm (Organic Black Angus and Organic Apples)

Miellerie Honey
Cygnature Chocolates

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

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Huon Wine Trail


South East Coast and 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!

We can also take you to the East Coast, how beautiful is the Freycient National Park?

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Port Arthur

The mild climate in Tasmania offers an opportunity to grow a wide variety of plants and this is reflected all over the state, from formal stately gardens to the wild flowers in the hedgerows, forests and National Parks.

There are a wide range of possibilities for garden tours, and the program of open gardens promoted through Blooming Tasmania opens up even more possibilities.

The Botanical Gardens in Hobart are one of the oldest in Australia and they also have some very interesting sculptures.

Each season has its own beauty, whether you prefer Spring with its riot of colour of many English type plants

or Autumn with the beauty of the trees changing colour.

Winter or Summer there is something to please everyone who loves gardens and plants.

So please contact Herbaceous Tours to discuss what we can show you!

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Garden Tours

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 time 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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Bruny Island


Heritage Highway-Oatlands

We start our day at Richmond historical village (oldest bridge in Australia, Georgian buildings)and then travel up through the Coal River Valley to Oatlands

Oatlands has the largest collection of Georgian buildings in Australia.

We visit the only working windmill, where the tour allows you to see the Miller grinding the wheat, oats etc which are used in the bakery across the road and is also available to buy.

There is so much to see and do in Oatlands, take a tour of the Mill, Casaveena Wool Centre and soon the old jail will be open for tours.

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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Heritage Highway


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.
National Parks are not just in the wilderness, many are also coastal.

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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.

Perhaps Bonorong,with it's native Aussie animals

or the historic village of Richmond with the oldest bridge in Australia?

If convict history interests you then a visit to Oatlands on the heritage highway to see the wonderful Georgian buildings and Callington Mill.

Maybe a trip to visit MONA, which is always an interesting challenge as to what constitutes art.

Whatever your interest we can put together a wonderful day in Tasmania for you.

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Cruise Ship

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

Some the places we stop at;

Hartzview Vineyard with its wonderful Heritage Pickers Hut village

And their amazing range of fortified Fruit Wines

Home Hill has great wines but also like many vineyards is incredibly pretty.

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