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“Just do it!”

The Long Lunch Tour Co
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Coles Bay
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Owner description: Come on an adventure of Gastronomical Proportions Indulging in Local Wines and delicacies that have made Tasmania a gourmet paradise. Be picked up from your accommodation and returned in comfort and safety.
Reviewed 19 March 2014

One of the highlights of our trip to Tassie, the Long Lunch Tour with Brad provided us with the following experiences:
- tasting the best oysters and mussels we have ever had (and we had already eaten our way across France and Belgium)
- having a picnic of outstanding local cold cuts, cheeses and relishes including delicious wallaby salami
- visits to three wineries which produce quality cold climate wines considering the tender age of their vineyards
- listening to countless stories and insights into the East Coast's history, agriculture and culinary traditions
- hanging out all day with a really nice guide who has a rock solid foundation in food and wine and was able to answer all of our questions
- meeting two very nice Aussie couples we would never have met otherwise and who shared our passion for food and wine

The price may seem high at first (we paid $130 per head), but considering all your getting plus the luxury of drinking throughout the day while being chauffeured around we felt we got a great deal. Tassie is ridiculously overpriced, we found this to be one of the best deals on the island. Only caveat: don't expect to see a functioning berry farm when visiting Kate's berries.

So give Brad a call and book your tour now!

4  Thank Gaborioca
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

What a way to start a round trip of Tasmania! A relaxed and interesting way to be introduced to the delights of Tasmanian seafood, wine and history of Freycinet and surrounds. Brad collected us the two other couples from our accommodation (and dropped us back to our doors) and gauged his audience well. He let us chat amongst ourselves, all the time dropping in bits of history of the region, the original settlers and many of the descendants who are now running the properties and wineries. On the previous day, we had driven through the area and not knowing where to go or what to do, had just thought it a beautiful drive, but wait, there's more, much more. A great day, a driver and great company. This is highly recommended....and I am not an oyster fan.....or should I say, after tasting the Tassie delights.....was. Book this tour when you get to this area, it is a must.

Thank Deb S
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

One of the highlights of our recent Tassie trip was the Long Lunch- Winedy Road Tour, originating from Coles Bay.
Brad, our owner/host took us on a delightful 6 hour experience which included delicious local foods, tantilizing tastings of the local wines (visits to three local wineries) and locally made berry treats.
He also kept us informed about history of the region and the interesting development of local industries such as poppy, walnut, olive and, of course, wine growing.
Being picked up from and delivered to our accomodation was very much appreciated.
An excellent experience!

Thank colleen_kelly53
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

What an amazing day we had. A group of 4 of us booked the day tour from Coles Bay to visit the local delights in the surrounding area. Brad is the tour guide and is passionate about the local produce. He takes you in a mini-bus to a number of destinations.

We started at a little gem just down the road from Coles Bay - Freycinet Marine Park. They serve the freshest of seafood and, being on Brad's tour, we got a little sample of everything from oysters, scallops to mussels. We then visited a number of wineries for tastings and an insight into the wine making process. Plenty of time to buy a bottle or two!

Lunch was a fabulous spread of fresh Tasmanian produce set in a winery - simply breathtaking. And you finish the tour at Kate's Berry Farm for an ice cream of your choice.

The Long Lunch Tour is a must for both Tasmanians and visitors. Don't delay, book in.

Thank burgs01
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The 'Long Lunch Tour' sounded attractive, hence we booked. But it far exceeded our expectations. We thought there'd be wine tastings interspersed with a lunch, but got so much more:- a series of tasty treats in between the wines and interesting information on the local produce and the people involved as well as little-known snippets of national history where applicable. Brad is a clever chap who charmed us so unpretentiously with his knowledge and obvious love of food, wine and Tasmania. Being collected and returned to our lodgings was SO much appreciated. I will be recommending it to anyone I know who is visiting Tassie.

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