Australia is a food-lovers paradise. With influences from Europe as well as neighbouring Asia and the South Pacific, world flavours compliment fresh local ingredients. The Aussie climate is also perfect for wine-growing, and Australian wines are renowned throughout the world. Gourmet travellers can explore a range of mouthwatering Food and Wine trails Australia-wide.
Just an hours drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is a picturesque wine growing region with beautiful valleys, wineries and rolling hills, renowned for great Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. With over 90 wineries to visit and a great selection of boutique accommodation, the Yarra Valley is the perfect gourmet getaway.
Enjoy exceptional wines and heavenly food at Australia's most famous wine region. Located in South Australia, just over an hours drive from Adelaide, Barossa combines European heritage with a down-to-earth Aussie spirit. Enjoy gastronomical delights in a landscape of picturesque villages, rolling hills, vineyards and historical churches.
Located on the NSW mid-north coast a couple of hours drive north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is a large and well known wine region of great natural beauty. A major tourist destination, Hunter Valley is a gourmet lovers delight, with a huge range of wineries, where you can enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door where the grapes were grown. The Hunter Valley is the perfect destination for an indulgent short break.
Beautiful vineyards, glorious coastline and great surf characterise Western Australia's most famous food and wine region. With a range of accommodation including luxury retreats, holiday homes and guesthouses, Margaret River is a popular holiday destination, and with around 200 wineries and award winning restaurants, it is a true gourmet lovers delight.
Just half an hour inland from the ritzy glitzy Gold Coast, you will find breathtaking scenery and a slower pace of life. Travel through quaint villages, National Parks, rainforests and farmland on the Gold Coast Hinterland Food and Wine circuit which takes in local wineries and cellar doors. The Gold Coast Hinterland is an emerging gourmet hotspot and a fantastic destination for an indulgent weekend away.
Australia's gastronomical capital is a food and wine lovers paradise. With a thriving first-class restaurant, cafe and bar scene, Melbourne will delight even the pickiest of gourmet travellers, with a dazzling array of flavours and influences from all over the world.
The East Coast of Tasmania is famed for it's cool-climate wines, superb seafood and oysters, and fresh regional meat and produce. Luxurious Freycinet Lodge features a first-class restaurant and bar which serve up some of the regions best food and wine. Wine Tours can be organised through the lodge.
Just south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a pretty coastal area with a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Well known for its Pinot Noir, the Mornington region has over 50 cellar doors to visit. During winter, the area hosts the Winter Indulgence Festival (June to August) to showcase some of the areas culinary delights. With invigorating clifftop walks and deserted beaches, the Mornington Peninsula is a fabulous destination for a gourmet mini-break.
The beautiful harbour city of Sydney has a huge range of great restaurants featuring fresh local seafood and produce, with flavours from all over the world, influenced by Sydney's multicultural population. Asian food is particularly popular in Sydney, including sushi which is available in food markets throughout the city. Old fashioned British influences such as fish and chips and high tea are also popular here. If you're an oyster fan don't miss the delicious and affordable Sydney Rock Oysters.
The Clare Valley in South Australia is a rural region of lovingly restored heritage towns, welcoming cellar doors and friendly farm outlets. Clare Valley is known for it's world famous Rieslings, and visitors can enjoy the areas boutique wineries. Don't miss the Riesling Trail, an idyllic 35km cycle track through vineyards and picturesque countryside.
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