A true destination for the palate, Australia is always on the menu for the foodie traveller…

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Oyster Tasting, Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

How To Experience A Taste Of Australia

With a rich and complex culinary scene, Australia has a plethora of gourmet trails, chef experiences, plus boutique properties that create a real depth of flavour. Travellers can be tempted by diverse scenery and delicious local produce, enabling them to experience a taste of Australia. From the vibrant cities of Sydney and Melbourne, to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and the dramatic vistas of Tasmania, Australia is a scenic destination to taste — and one well worth savouring. So, where exactly do you start when you want to experience a taste of Australia? We have collected a few of our favourite destinations that are bound to whet your appetite.

An Australia Journey Worth Tasting

Australia is a firm favourite with travellers and it’s easy to see why — the climate, glittering coastline and unique wildlife, all in addition to the abundant produce! From rich and silky New World wines to sensational seafood and celebrated restaurants, boasting incredible views, in Australia you can very much have your cake and eat it!

Beyond the renowned steak and shiraz, or traditional Lamingtons, there’s plenty to cook on the barbecue than just fresh prawns. Savour the scenery, sip an oaky Chardonnay and taste a pantry of fresh produce in superb alfresco style. With a strong cafe culture, love for fusion food and emphasis on healthy dishes, Australia is definitely the place to sample an enviable lifestyle — and is an easy destination to digest.

Veal Tartare, Australian Cuisine
Veal Tartare, Australian Cuisine

Experience And Savour In Australia

Most journeys to Australia start in the gateway city of Sydney, and there’s no exception for a foodie adventure. With world-class hotels proffering celebrated restaurants and inner-village city villages offering vibrant cultured offerings, there are few limits for a traveller’s taste-buds. From dining alongside the iconic Opera House, under the famous Harbour Bridge, at Park Hyatt Sydney to admiring the bridge from above, at Shangri-La Sydney’s lofty dining venue, there is a bounty of fare to find and delectable dishes to devour.

A True Taste Of Australia

For keen foodies, a culinary adventure is very much on the menu in Sydney. Embark on a guided progressive dinner tour to Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong restaurant under the sails of the Sydney Opera House, or head north over the bridge to seek out hidden gems and dine like a local Sydney-sider. Stroll around the fresh produce markets, sample a real Australian ‘flat-white’ coffee and embrace indigenous ingredients galore.

From tempting aperitifs in Sydney, to the pretty city of Adelaide and the beautiful Barossa Valley — wine-enthusiasts will love the opportunity to stroll amongst some of Australia’s oldest shiraz vines, to picnic beside the vineyards and to visit Maggie Beer’s Cafe (a favourite foodie icon). Having enjoyed private tastings and privileged access through prestigious cellar doors, guests can sample local gourmet produce. Whilst here, The Louise’s ‘Appellation’ restaurant is a must-visit experience. It’s highly awarded cuisine and degustation dinner is certainly something to savour.

Barossa Valley, Australia
Barossa Valley, Australia

A Dish Of Scenic Sites With Delicious Local Produce

From gourmet picnic breakfasts in the company of freely-roaming kangaroos, in their natural habitat, to the sensational shores of Tasmania. No foodie experience to Australia would be complete without trying the freshly shucked oysters of Bruny Island or Great oyster Bay, alongside a local sparkling wine. With oyster farms mixed with sensational wilderness properties, such as Saffire, it’s easy to fall in love with the delights of Tassie.

Mt Amos, Wineglass Bay
Mt Amos, Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Feed Your Foodie Passion And Experience A Taste Of Australia…

From Tasmania to the popular city of Melbourne and one of Australia’s preeminent chefs. As protege of Marco Pierre White and Alain Ducasse, Shannon Bennett of the highly awarded Vue du Monde restaurant, is a chef worth exploring. With culinary city tours, a feast of cultural influences and fascinating precincts — not to mention a lively city nightlife filled with cocktail bars and exciting venues — Melbourne has a plethora of food and drink attractions. A full day ‘paddock to plate’ experience at the Mornington Peninsula is another must-do gourmand trip. Here, visitors can sample cool climate wines, taste delicious goats cheese from local dairies, and savour juicy seasonal fruits at their leisure.

Feeling Inspired?

If you would like to taste your way around Australia and sample the best of local produce, alongside iconic Sydney sites or overlooking breathtaking landscapes, then be inspired by our ‘A Taste Of Australia‘ journey. Australia is a destination to tour and to taste, boasting venues to to be seen and with a bounty of tasty ingredients to discover.


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