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Vineyards, Margaret River Region

Australia Food & Wine Holidays

Food and wine holidays in Australia


Enjoying fine cuisine is one of the many joys of travel and Australia is a food enthusiast’s dream destination. The country produces an enviable amount or fresh and varied produce, with the abundance of ingredients and array of cultural influences resulting in experimental ‘fusion’ flavours as well as the traditional fare.

The cosmopolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney have always had a healthy rivalry over which has the best food offering. Melbourne sets the pace for breakfast, brimming with cool cafés serving award-winning coffee. Vying for your attention is Sydney, with its restaurant scene offering an excellent mix of fine dining experiences and casual bar side eateries, 

World-class wines

Australia has developed a global reputation for its award-winning wines. And many of its acclaimed wine regions are located a stone’s throw from capital cities. Sip on shiraz in South Australia’s Barossa sauvignon blanc in Western Australia’s Margaret River, or sémillon in the Hunter Valley. Regardless of which region you choose, you’ll be treated to delicious food and wine, inspiring art and culture, beautiful scenery and a variety of outdoor activities.

Fresh seafood

For endless amounts of fresh seafood, the island state of Tasmania is hard to beat. The region offers divine oysters, mussels, rock lobster, abalone, deep sea fish and more. However you’ll be spoilt for choice as you travel along the coast, with restaurants serving the ‘catch of the day’ – caught in local waters only hours earlier.

Food markets

All of the capital cities boast incredible food markets, however Salamanca Market in Tasmania, Adelaide Central Market and Darwin’s sunset Mindil Market are not to be missed. Local farmers markets are also popular, offering a varied assortment of fresh and seasonal produce from both land and sea.


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Our top itineraries for Australia Food & Wine Holidays

Kangaroo in the vines of South Australia

Australia’s Wine, Outback & Wildlife Wonders

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,920 pp incl. flights

With stays on historic cattle stations and in cutting-edge urban hotels, all paired with a range of included excursions, this is the ideal introduction to the myriad delights of two contrasting Australian states.

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £8,395 pp incl. flights

Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the wilds of Australia's Top End.

Indian Pacific, Pinnacles, Western Australia

Australia by Rail: Indian Pacific

13-day luxury rail holiday from £4,100 pp incl. flights

Take to the rails on this luxury journey aboard the Indian Pacific. You'll travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney, enjoying fine dining and tailored touring throughout.

Vineyards, Margaret River

Perth, Margaret River & the West Coast

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,580 pp incl. flights

Spend time in vibrant Perth, enjoy a gourmet getaway in the Margaret River region and discover the spectacular scenery of Western Australia's southwest corner on this curated road trip.

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