Hops Heritage, Historic Hatchery, Hooch & Gardens

Hops, Hatchery, Heritage - of many forms


There is so much to see in this mountain-ringed riverside valley near Hobart, especially visits to private properties central to this region's agricultural history.

  • See where those precious hop flowers - essential for beer-making, were processed in Colonial Times in an 1860’s oast house (drying building for hops)

  • View an historic estate where 80% of Australia’s hops were produced, now exporting to over 23 countries

  • Wander through the “Giverny of the South” rose arbour, alongside bountiful blackcurrants, past an 1822 inn now a lovingly preserved house

  • Hand feed BIG trout in a 150 year old fish hatchery responsible for the origins of all trout fishing in the Southern Hemisphere, amidst Victorian pleasure gardens, and a very brash platypus or two. The swish of those tails…

  • In season pick cherries, raspberries, and roam amidst highly prized poppy fields and vegetable seed beds

  • Roam through private gardens with trees dating from early 1820’s

  • Taste award-winning biodynamic wine, the phases of the moon in its production, and why it may be a cost-effective method. Other Wine options available too, just ask Kim.