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30 Great Australian Food and Wine Experiences

30 Great Australian Food and Wine Experiences

Image Courtesy of Orpheus Island – Dining with the Tides experience

Whether dining under outback stars or under the sails of the Sydney Opera House, every corner of the continent offers a different taste of Australia and unique new flavours that can be incorporated in to your personalised Australian travel arrangements.

We’re delighted to share a list (in no particular order and by no means exhaustive) of some of Australia’s tastiest diversions which help shape some of Australia’s most memorable and authentic local travel experiences;

  1. Take a scenic seaplane flight over Sydney to dine at a waterfront table surrounded by pristine national park.
  2. Dine under vast outback skies on a private dune top overlooking Uluru (Ayers Rock ) enjoying uniquely Australian flavours such as wattleseed-rubbed kangaroo and macadamia crusted barramundi.
  3. Savour prized pacific oysters shucked straight from the sea, accompanied by one of Tasmania’s cool climate sparkling wines whilst surrounded by the waters of Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula
  4. Sample wines from your birth year in Seppelfield’s impressive Centenary Cellar in the Barossa.
  5. Enjoy fresh fish and chips watching the bronzed Aussie surfers on Bondi Beach (try Icebergs or North Bondi Fish)
  6. Soak up the local atmosphere at one of Melbourne’s popular rooftop bars (try Good Heavens, the Hills Rooftop, Loop Roof or Siglo)
  7. Dine with the Tides on Orpheus Island, enjoying a private dinner overlooking the Coral Sea or indulge with a 7-course degustation dinner on the beach at Lizard Island.
  8. Help prepare and enjoy a delicious lunch showcasing fresh Australian ingredients and native flavours in a Sydneysiders private home
  9. Meet the makers, bakers and growers of some of Tasmania’s finest produce and sample their wares at Hobart’s Farm Gate Markets (held every Sunday)
  10. Sample the best of the Barossa with a degustation dinner at Appellation at the Louise.
  11. Forage for native bush foods and sample traditional indigenous flavours from the campfire on an Aboriginal-guided walking tour of the scenic Margaret River
  12. Breakfast like a Sydneysider with Bill Grainger’s famous ricotta hot cakes and a flat white coffee at Bills in Surry Hills.
  13. Explore the underground tunnels and cellars of Magill Estate – the spiritual home of legendary Penfolds Grange wines, just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre.
  14. Enjoy a private cliff-top dinner overlooking the Chamberlain Gorge at El Questro Homestead in the Kimberley
  15. Toast the new day with a Hunter Valley sparkling on a dawn hot air balloon flight over Australia’s oldest wine growing region.
  16. Dine under the sails of the Sydney Opera House – don’t miss Bennelong’s spin on the Pavlova iconic Australian dessert
  17. Tour Melbourne’s tastiest hidden laneways with one of Australia’s most respected foodies.
  18. Collect, create and indulge in some of Tasmania’s finest local produce with a full-day paddock to plate cooking class at the Agrarian Kitchen
  19. Enjoy a gourmet picnic for two delivered to one of Lizard islands 24 private white powdery beaches.
  20. Watch the sunset with a mouthwatering laksa at Darwin’s Mindil Beach markets
  21. Dine at Australia’s most highly awarded restaurant – Attica in Melbourne (One of World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Restaurant of the Year – Australian Financial Review Top 100 Restaurants .. and the list goes on)
  22. Cook your own beachside BBQ on Lord Howe Island with a gourmet hamper from Capella Lodge
  23. Visit a local market to indulge the senses – see, smell and taste some fresh Australian produce (try: the Sydney Fish Markets, Adelaide Central Market or Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne)
  24. Cruise around Tasmania’s Bruny Island, sampling abalone, rock lobster, sea urchin and Tasmanian salmon as well as local beers, wines and ciders.
  25. Sip tropical-inspired cocktails in Queensland (try Barbados in Port Douglas or Pebble Beach at qualia on Hamilton Island)
  26. Share travel tales whilst feasting on freshly caught crayfish and fire-side barramundi accompanied by home-grown herbs, salads and vegetables on Haggerstone Island.
  27. Marvel at Peter Gilmore’s showstopping ‘Snow Egg’ dessert at the award-winning Quay restaurant whist enjoying uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House.
  28. Watch the sun sink into the Indian Ocean as you enjoy a hosted dinner of fresh Western Australian produce on the deck of your luxury eco camp in the dunes overlooking the Ningaloo Coast
  29. Join the Walker brothers on a coastal walk through their traditional homelands to gather and sample ingredients such as mud crabs and mangrove mussels accompanied by fresh damper and native bush foods.
  30. Sample the flavours of Kangaroo Island – honey, native spices, maron, artisan cheeses and local wines during a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge.