The Casino ran a bus trip each month - I did not know this, and missed the first trip, but we went to Ashgrove Farms to see how they make cheese. They had a whole bunch of cows - touristy but cute.
The first thing we did was attend a cheese making seminar. This was good, and lasted about 1/2 hour. Then after that, a little cheese tasting and many people made purchases. I was coming home in a week, so I didn't buy anything.
Then we went for lunch at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Café. They grow raspberries here - chocolate covered raspberries for dessert. Behind the restaurant, there was a walking path around a small lake.
After lunch, we voted for what route we would take back to town. Most people wanted to stop at this Sauce/Pickle place. When we got there, about half went inside, and the rest of us waited on the bus.
I think Tasmania’s beautiful scenery is more costal – driving through the centre of Tasmania reminded me of travelling through southern Alberta. If you go for a bus trip, I would look at either something on the coast or a National Park.
Photos belong to Dorothy Lloyd