The Taste is back at PW1 and it’s more Tasmanian than ever! This year, from Tuesday 28 December to Monday 3 January, we’re bringing together over 80 of the finest local eateries, breweries, distilleries and wineries.
So come and fill a plate, raise your glass, and celebrate the Taste of Summer.
Dates + times
Food + drink
Over 80 stallholders from across Tasmania will be offering the State’s finest food and drinks. There’ll be Taste of Tasmania classics you know and love along with fresh newcomers with exciting tastes to share. We’re thrilled to showcase Tassie flavours, producers and makers from all over the State.
frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between Tasmania’s taste of Summer and the Taste of Tasmania?
The famous Taste of Tasmania has been run by the City of Hobart for over 30 years. In 2020, the Taste was cancelled due to COVID-19. In 2021, the City of Hobart decided it would no longer operate the event. The Tasmanian Government and the City of Hobart worked together to find an operator of a similar event on Hobart’s waterfront over the New Year’s period.
The Pinpoint Group Pty Ltd (see “Who is the Pinpoint Group?”) was the successful applicant, and our vision is to respect traditions while energising the future of this iconic event under the new name, Tasmania’s Taste of Summer. We want to protect the best elements of the Taste for our visitor economy, events and hospitality sectors, local producers, stallholders, and the Tasmanian community. The format will still be recognisable as a Taste-like event. However, there will be a range of differences, which result from COVID-19 restrictions, practical circumstances, and our own vision for the future of the event.
If I buy a ticket to the Taste of Summer, am I guaranteed to walk straight in when I get there?
Because of COVID restrictions, we can only permit a certain number of attendees at any one time. To make our event sustainable for stallholders, we need the maximum number of permitted attendees inside as often as possible. When the venue is full, entry will happen on a ‘one in, one out’ basis, which will be managed very carefully.
Right now, we’re building a plan to manage this safely and conveniently. We’ll keep you updated in the coming weeks.
New Year’s Eve Party
Who is the Pinpoint Group?
Pinpoint Group Pty Ltd is a company formed by four friends who are all directly involved in the Tasmanian tourism, hospitality, and events sectors. Each has business interests that have been negatively affected by COVID-19, and all appreciate the important role that the Taste of Tasmania has had in the State’s rise as a popular visitor destination, as well as in our community. The founding Directors are:
Jarrod Nation, Managing Director of Salters Hire.
Stephen McMullen, CEO, formerly General Manager of Blundstone Arena.
Tom McDevitt, Managing Director of TM Management Group.
Ben Targett, Managing Director of THN Hospitality, the operators of The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel and Hadley’s Orient Hotel.
Pinpoint Group was the successful bidder to run the 2021 Taste of Summer event. Separately and together, our team has ongoing interests and experience in asset management, event management, logistics, tourism, hospitality, and cultural events.
Can i Come and go as i please?
Each ticket is valid for entry once only. This is a no pass out event.
Can I buy a multi-day pass?
Tickets are only available as individual day tickets.
If I have a ticketing issue, what do i do?
Contact Oztix Customer Care
TELEPHONE: 1300 762 545. Our telephone operating hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm AEST.
IS THE TASTE OF SUMMER AGE RESTRICTED?
Taste of Summer is an all-age event. Children aged 11 and under are free but everyone must have a valid ticket.
We’ll be abiding by the rules set for events by Tasmanian Public health officials and will update event numbers as information is confirmed. Early bird ticket sales will be limited so get yours now!
We’re currently working on our Venue Access Plan, which will be published prior to the event.
Taste of Summer is a smoke free event. A designated smoking area is located on Salamanca Lawns near the Silos.