Discover Australia's Best Food and Wine Getaways

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:13pm
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Heading across the ditch and love to try a bit local food and wine? Read on below to see some of our best recommendations in Australia to do just that. From cruising out to the Yarra Valley to relaxing in the sun in the Hunter Valley!

Victoria

Melbourne is a jigsaw of tiny laneways where you will find many hole-in-the-wall cafes, bars and restaurants. It's also well known for the Victoria Markets, an excellent place to try out the local produce.

Not far from Melbourne city centre you can find world-class wineries in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, where you can treat yourself to a dining experience overlooking the beautiful vineyards. Of course most wineries will have outstanding menus to try out the local produce!

 

New South Wales

Hunter Valley is one of the most well known vineyard districts in all of Australia. A short drive from Sydney will see you relaxing in one of the 150+ wineries, vineyards and restaurants. If you're a foodie and enjoy sampling local wines, you cannot miss a short day trip to Hunter Valley.

Something a bit more relaxing and not far from your Sydney hotel, enjoy the city views as you dine on the harbour front or take advantage of the many dinner cruises available. For a more kiwi-style meal, enjoy the fresh fish found at the fish markets, or grab your loved ones and enjoy local fish and chips at Manly Beach.

 

Tasmania

A great spot to enjoy Australia’s beautiful seafood, try fresh oysters in Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula where you can even try shucking your own.

Tasmania is a great place to toast in the New Year with the regions finest cool-climate wines on show at the Tasmania Taste Festival. While you're there be sure to visit some of the local islands; Bruny Island is home to some incredible cheese and berry farms that shouldn't be missed. If you’re interested in wine and food trails, follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and see where majority of Tasmania’s premium wine is produced.

 

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Fraser Smith

Wherever Fraser goes, he laps up the Culture as much as he can. Whether he is travelling to destinations such as Australia, South Pacific, Asia or UK/Europe, he will take in as much as he can to get the most experience out of his trip. With a keen eye for a photo, he never leaves his camera at home and with some big trips coming up, he'll be sure to have some magnificent stories and images to share.