Experience Launceston's Food Scene With Perfect Day Tours


Publishedon 11/01/2016 - 02:32 am

Tasting some of the best coffee, chocolate and cheese in Tasmania plus strolling the historic streets of Launceston: sounds like the ideal day, right? 

Suse Henshaw has created a delicious, compact food experience bound to impress. Perfect Day Tours has only recently been launched but is already sparking interest near and far.


Suse Perfect Day Tours

“I want people to walk away and say, wow that was the perfect day in the sense they met some interesting people, made friends and came away with a lot more knowledge,” Suse says.

A Tasmanian native, Suse gained an appetite for good food in her teens, when her grandmother showed her the street markets of Singapore and Hong Kong. 

“I can still smell the amazing food and feel the energy,” Suse says wistfully.

From there, Suse would ensure she travelled often, across Asia and onto Europe where Paris stole her heart and fuelled her culinary curiosity.

After working in Sydney in five star hospitality, event management and publishing, Suse returned to the apple isle a decade ago. It would be over a beer at a Launceston watering hole in late 2014 when Perfect Day Tours was dreamt up.

“The whole idea was for it to be simple, approachable and affordable plus showcase 100% local producers,” Suse says. 

This point Suse is absolute on: the experience is about the business and just what mostly artisan, Tasmanian morsels it has to offer. And of course, Suse wants people to learn and says the tour will suit everyone from the most voracious foodie to those epicurean beginners.

There’s no doubt guests will delight in the places Suse has picked: each are an outstanding display of local fare. But those on the tour are also sure to adore their host: always the biggest smile in the room, Suse is warm, engaging and genuinely excited about introducing people to good food.

Perfect Day Tours Launceston     

The tour begins at Sweetbrew café where owner Tim feeds guests Manu Bakery baguettes and describes the intricacies of his renowned caffeine. Then the group heads to Honey Tasmania and onto Cocobean Chocolate, a cacao dynasty on George Street.

“Then a lovely long walk along Paterson Street to the Mill Providore for cheese,” says Suse.

Just the four dedicated locations allow guests to settle in, get acquainted with each location and each other. The tours are intimate, Suse keeping numbers to eight, and run for about three hours beginning at 10am.  

The perfect introduction to northern Tasmania, Suse is hoping more tourists will make the trip from Hobart or the East Coast for the experience.

Book a spot for you and a friend or take the whole family. And be sure to try a chocolate-coated macadamia at Cocobean.