Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family spent Friday night and Saturday in Launceston where he attended one official opening, answered six questions from the media and took in the sights of the city.
The taxpayer-funded trip allowed the Prime Minister to shake hands and take selfies at the Launceston Harvest Market for 45 minutes where, aside from a few grumblings from passers-by, he was largely fawned over by stallholders and shoppers.
His entourage soon attracted a consistent stream of people wanting selfies, while others approached the Prime Minister to congratulate him on his May election victory.
Mr Morrison also purchased some local produce from the market - where the cash-only fruit and vegetable stalls would be off the shopping list for those placed on his cashless welfare card.
His children Abbey and Lily enjoyed a trip to Riverbend Park after the market while Mr Morrison attended the opening of Macquarie House in Civic Square, a project that was promised federal funding four prime ministers ago in 2013 and has recently been completed.
Mr Morrison spoke with a handful of entrepreneurs over morning tea, his only official engagement of the visit according to staff from the Prime Minister's Office.
When asked if he would visit Launceston General Hospital - which this week received nationwide media attention over the death of a 76-year-old patient who had been discharged the previous day - Mr Morrison said it was not on the schedule.
"I won't have the opportunity to do that on this occasion," he said.
Instead, he spent the afternoon at the Northern Tasmanian Football Association grand final at Windsor Park where he tossed the coin, took selfies with spectators and was presented with a Bridgenorth Football Club hoodie and beanie before meeting with more footy fans throughout the afternoon.
Requests for a brief interview with The Examiner were declined due to "time constraints".
It was a far cry from his week in Canberra where he faced extensive questioning over Liberal Chisholm MHR Gladys Liu's connections with the Chinese Government - allegations Mr Morrison suggested could have racist undertones before his past references to former Labor Senator Sam Dastyari as "Shanghai Sam" were raised.
Mr Morrison has visited Launceston at least half a dozen times this year, including on election day, compared to his one visit to Hobart where he announced the City Deal at the airport.
Clinching Bass for the Liberals was critical to their election victory, and judging by the apparent local appeal of "ScoMo" at the market and the footy, he could be on another winner.