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Are you ready for a taste tempting trip around the Middle of Everywhere? Start in Sale with a coffee and breakfast at Portside Café, followed by a walk around the Port of Sale to get the blood flowing. If you’re after a coffee on the run, the Hunting Ground is also a good option and while you’re there, check out Lazarrao Bros. for a great selection of fresh, local produce.
As you head out of town towards Maffra, grab any farm fresh eggs and other local produce you need from Myrtlebank Roaming Farms. Next stop is Maffra, for Australia’s Best Pastie 2020 at JoJo’s café. But don’t delay as you need to be on your way to Blue Gables Winery for a cellar door tasting and maybe a wood fired pizza. If you’d like something a bit more formal, stop at the Tinamba Hotel (booking recommended) for one of the region’s most renowned gourmet experiences.
If you’re a glutton for punishment, head south for Rosedale, which has Smokehouse 81 and is also the home of Tarra Valley Foods with a huge range of pickles, preserves and chutneys on sale in the main street.
Now we head into the scenic hills to Toms Cap Vineyard where you can taste the wine and even have a full restaurant meal. There’s the option to stay here for the night in one of their gorgeous cottages overlooking the rolling paddocks. A sweeping drive for a palate cleanser, through the temperate rainforest and down to the coast brings you to your final destination, Port Albert and the Wildfish restaurant on the wharf, for a great meal in a stunning location.
That’s just a few of the hidden treasures The Middle of Everywhere has to offer. Make your own journey of discovery and don’t forget to share your experiences with us on our socials.