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Unearthed Chefs Tour

Unearthed Chefs Tour

By Unearthed Tours

Ages 18-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Lunch will be cooked right in front of you by your host Chef Naomi. Served with matching award-winning wine.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Truffledore

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Devonport TAS 7310, Australia
    We will hold a sign up with your name.
Pickup details
  • We will pick you up from any port in Northern Tasmania. Sit back and enjoy your day with your very own private chef.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Launceston Airport, 201 Evandale Rd, Western Junction, Tasmania 7212 Australia
    • Devonport Airport, Devonport, Tasmania Australia
    • Burnie Wynyard Airport, Burnie, Tasmania Australia
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Burnie - Makers Workshop
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130379P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130379P7

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      • 1
        Braddons Lookout
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 2
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 3
        West Kentish
        Stop: 2 hours
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      • 4
        The Truffledore
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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      • 5
        Stop: 2 hours
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      • 6
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Unearthed Tours
        Joined in March 2019
      • 706Hirta
        0 contributions
        Our family tour to Cradle Mountain with Unearthed Tours was nothing short of enchanting. The scenic drive, guided walks, and breathtaking views made for a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. The knowledgeable guides kept us engaged with interesting facts, especially catering to the kids.
        Written 17 December 2023
      • Passenger575120
        0 contributions
        Just transportation, not a tour
        Tour was led by two older gentlemen. Very nice guys but had no information about what the itinerary was or how long the tour was supposed to be. Did not know how long to stop at each place. They were both bus drivers, but one was acting as a guide. The bus itself had a poor defrosting system as the windows steamed up. The roof leaked on people's heads and the speakers on the bus did not work for the PA system. They put something they called a boom box in the back which did not work well. The driver kept telling the "guide" what to tell us.
        Written 14 December 2022
      • Hansd172
        0 contributions
        Couldn't be bettered!
        Stuart Ashdown took us on an amazingly interesting guided tour of the Burnie area. He could not have been more personable, knowledgeable or helpful. He made our one day there off the cruise ship.
        Written 13 March 2020
      • susan W
        0 contributions
        Lovely trip with great knowledge
        Lovely trip with lots of stops and some interesting facts thrown at us from a lovely lady who was still new to the job but I just know she will be brilliant. After this trip I would recommend Burnie and outlying villages to anyone visiting Tasmania. Value for money.
        Written 16 February 2020
      • Suezzzzzzzzzz
        0 contributions
        Todd the tour man
        Todd did a fabulous tour for our group of 14 people. He collected us in a mini bus and drove us up to Cradle Mountain with an interesting commentary along the way. After a look around and a walk around the Dove lake we continued on through Sheffield to The Truffledore where we feasted on a delicious lunch prepared by local chef, Naomi Parker. It was a wonderful day and Todd was extremely helpful and interesting. I would definitely recommend him and his tour company
        Written 12 February 2020
      • Christinee
        0 contributions
        A fabulous, interesting day
        We were a bit nervous about booking a private trip from our cruise ship in Burnie as private tours are not allowed to pick up from the ship. No need to worry as the shuttle bus took us to the Visitor Centre where we were met by Naomi. Naomi loves North west Tasmania and is very knowledgeable about the area and enthusiastically shares this knowledge. She took us to meet a Wagyu beef producer, a saffron grower and then to a trufferie (yes, that is what a truffle farm is called) before cooking a delicious lunch for us. She is an accomplished chef with excellent credentials. She had us back to the Visitor Centre in plenty of time to catch the shuttle back to the ship We were also taken to a delightful town called Sheffield, which has lots of colourful paintings and interesting looking restaurants. Everywhere Naomi goes she is greeted warmly by growers and locals. It was a pleasure to spend the day with Naomi and I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in food and learning about its production.
        Written 11 February 2020
      • Roothy123
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        Wonderful 2/3rd Day with That's the Spirit
        I first contacted the wonderful tourist info center in Burnie, asking if there were any tours that would take me to see lighthouses, and a bit of the coast, from Burnie to Devonport. They told me about That's the Spirit, so I contacted them. I had some specific things in mind, and they said they could do a tour, just for the two of us, that incorporated the things I wanted to see. I then found 2 more people on my cruise ship to share the tour and cleared that with That's the Spirit. (That didn't bring price down, but that was OK - not my goal. If I hadn't invited others, That's the Spirit would have still taken just the two of us ). On tour day, the 4 of us got on the same shuttle to Makers Workshop and met Stuart Ashdown inside Makers. We were taken briefly to a humble lighthouse on the coast near Burnie, to the little town of Penguin that plays up its name well, briefly to Ulverstone to see its unusual clock, and then to Devonport. There are 2 lighthouses there that I had wanted to see, with Mersey Bluff being the most photogenic. We then went to Sheffield to see the murals there. This was a great tour if you love color, artsy things, and photography. We were also treated to something special - kangaroos fairly close up in a paddock somewhere on the route. Stuart was our driver/guide and we found him excellent - personable, knowledgeable, not too chatty like the occasional tour guide we've had, flexible, organized. His brother Todd was a great communicator before we got to Burnie. He was very responsive to my emails. I would certainly recommend That's The Spirit. We were in Burnie another day on our back to back cruises and took a tour we signed up for at the Makers Workshop. It was less expensive and shorter, and for the money I suppose it was worth it. However, we had a much better tour experience with Stuart. After the tour, we still had a little bit of time to take the free shuttle from Makers to center city Burnie, browse the beautiful Makers Workshop with its workshops, displays and handcrafted artwork, go out back to look for your ship docked a bit away, or crouch down on the boardwalk to look for penguins in the concrete burrows below. Based on my experience, I believe that if there's anything specific that you would like to see, you can ask That's the Spirit if it's possible to customize a tour around those things. There are places to sample things made by local producers, beautiful countryside (poppy fields, fields of brown and green, etc.) and small towns with charm.
        Written 2 February 2020
      • lindam787
        0 contributions
        Kookaburras, wallabies, cockatiels, kangaroos and lots of birds
        The hike provided us with lots of wild life sightings. Our guide Lisa was very accommodating making sure we spotted various animals, birds, and that we had water and rest breaks on our rather strenuous hike. Eating a lunch she provided on the beach was a plus. From the beach as we walked across a dried up lagoon we encountered many kangaroos, some in family groups some singly. At the conclusion of our hike on the way back to our ship, she stopped at a cherry ice cream store that made the best cherry ice cream any of us have ever eaten. Wonderful way to end the tour. The brochure stated that day packs and walking sticks would be provided, however they weren’t. We were lucky we had brought our own day packs since we had to carry the lunch and water provided by Lisa. I don’t think Lisa knew this was in the original brochure that her boss Todd Ashdown had advertised since she is an independent contractor guide.
        Written 11 January 2020
      • Jasonradley13
        0 contributions
        Family holidays
        This was one of our best day on our family holiday A big high 5 to Todd great tour guide no rushing around and heaps of time to look around at the sites and towns Van are very clean heaps of water Could not be any better 👍👍👍👍👍 Thanks again Todd
        Written 28 December 2019
      • shantilr
        0 contributions
        Motley crew
        Best family experience ever catered for fit health and young at heart best bonding on all levels just loved the food the sites and our on family tour thanks todd for all the information so joyful
        Written 28 December 2019
      • WarrenG91
        0 contributions
        Outstanding customised tour
        Todd Ashdown of "That'sthespirit tours" provided a generously brilliant customised tour of the Burnie and Devonport area. As a group of 11 señor citizens - several with significant travel experience - we were able to negotiate a comprehensive tour of the area after arriving in Burnie on the Queen Elizabeth. The included noon meal, Don Railway trip and crushed strawberry ice creams in our commodious bus were greatly appreciated. Don't miss Todd when in the area.
        Written 21 December 2019
      • Vonette M
        0 contributions
        Great day touring around the beautiful Cradle Coast.
        Thoroughly enjoyed our day touring some of the regions paddock to plate experiences. Food, wine and beer provided by people with a passion for their product. We loved hearing stories about their journey. 8:30 am pick up with 4:30 return, the day went so quickly. Looking forward to our next trip. (I must remember my sun hat) Thanks Todd and Stuart for an awesome day!
        Written 2 November 2019
      • Voreqe
        0 contributions
        Winery tour
        6star. Stuart of That’s the Spirit tours is a knowledgeable and safe personal tour driver. I visited great wineries, met great people and had a great day. It was just the very thing I had wanted. The company are locally owned and that knowledge, along with the great Tasmanian’s wines, made for an experience to be be remembered. My favourite was La Villa where the Chardonnay 2017 and Pinot Noir 2018 are worth taking overseas. Totally recommended
        Written 8 October 2019
      • hahongson
        0 contributions
        That was a wonderful trip!!
        I have been joined the tour with 2 people. The trip to National Park was wonderful! We have been seen lots of animals and impressed with the view in here. That was a fantastic tour to see wildlife. We were treated really well by Mr. Stuart. He is a great guide and shows us many wonderful views. That was a magnificent trip that I will never forget!! I highly recommended this tour and we will do it later when we come back. Thanks, Stuart !!!
        Written 26 August 2019
      • nguyenduy86
        0 contributions
        Beautiful trip
        I had wonderful trip with thí company . I had sightseeing , coastline beach . The guide was so nice , friendly . I highly recommend this company to everyone
        Written 21 August 2019
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      3 reviews
      Very good

      SabinaandEnnio T
      8 contributions
      My husband and I did the Chefs Tour with Naomi. What a treat! Delicious food, hidden gems and great company. Naomi was awesome, full of information and a great chef. Lunch was scrumptious. Highly recommend for a look at the secret spots of northern Tassie.
      Written 18 May 2021
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      Hi Sabina and Ennio. Thank you so much for the kind words. We love what we do and we strive to show that in every tour we take. We aim to make our Chefs Tour a joyful experience and unforgettable day out showcasing local producers, wine and fresh food. We can wait to see you both again one day in the future. Kind Regard's Stuart, Todd and Naomi
      Written 2 June 2021
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      Tom P
      4 contributions
      Oct 2021 • Couples
      We had a fantastic day with Naomi, the food was amazing, we got to see first hand where our food is grown and talk with the farmers, the car was comfortable and everybody was friendly. Thanks Naomi.
      Written 26 October 2021
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      2 contributions
      Feb 2020
      Best decision we made for a tour. Friendly, easy, fun, tasty. All the best! Bought some Saffron and Pepperberry too!
      Written 19 February 2020
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      I am so glad you enjoyed my Chefs Tour of Cradle Country. We pride ourselves on having such a strong bond with all our local producers and growers and as you can tell i LOVE cooking lol. I cant wait for you to come back so i can show you more. We think its the ultimate paddock to plate experience to do in our region. Thank you yet again for the kind feedback and thank you for spending the day with me Kind Regards Chef Naomi
      Written 21 February 2020
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