Join UK farmer and food lover, Jimmy Doherty, on an epic adventure across Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory as he explores the country’s unexpected and inspirational cuisines in ‘Jimmy’s Australian Food Adventure’ on More4.
Jimmy’s action packed journey takes Jimmy out of the kitchen and into a wide variety of landscapes from crocodile wrangling in the tropical wetlands of the Northern Territory and mud-crabbing in The Kimberley region of Western Australia to turning bee keeper for a day on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
Along the way Jimmy is joined by Australia’s top chefs, brewers, vintners and farmers as he tries out some brand new food innovations including lemonade fruit and a pearl meat sensation.
Etihad fly triple daily from London, double daily from Manchester and from the 8th June, daily from Edinburgh via Abu Dhabi with fast connections to Australian gateways Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The gourmet experience begins as soon as guests step on board with dedicated food and beverage managers to guide First and Business Class travellers through extensive menus options accompanied by a boutique wine list. Etihad Economy Class guests enjoy four-course meals including a choice of three main courses accompanied with wine, followed by a café service with cappuccinos and hot chocolate.
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Inspired by Jimmy’s Australian adventures? Here’s a suggested three week itinerary that follows in Jimmy’s footsteps, discovering the highlights of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
West Coast Highlights
Day 3-6: Catch a flight north to the exotic pearling town of Broome, the western gateway to The Kimberley region. Ride a camel along Cable Beach at sunset, shop for pearls at Chinatown and catch the ‘moon staircase’ illusion. From Broome, discover the rugged and spectacular Dampier Peninsula. Learn to catch mud crabs with Brian Lee on an Aboriginal cultural tour, experience the giant tides and a delicious pearl meat degustation at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and fly over the Buccaneer Achipelago and its breathtaking horizontal waterfalls.
For more information on Western Australia click here.
Day 7-9: Soak up Darwin’s balmy weather in the Northern Territory and discover the melting pot of food and cultures in the city’s many outdoor festivals and markets. Take the ‘Ultimate Outback Tour’ through Litchfield National Park with Outback Float Planes and discover crocodiles, buffalo, wild boars, turtles and sensitive birdlife on airboats, helicopters, floatplanes and off-road buggies. Don’t miss a meal at award-winning Hanuman serving up a mix of Thai and Indian cuisine.
Day 10-13: Venture into Australia’s Red Centre and explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Take a walk with an Aboriginal guide and learn about ancient traditions and stories from the Dreamtime. Learn how to dot paint with Aboriginal artists and take a sunset camel ride with Uluru Camel Tours. In the evening, dine under the stars at Tali Wiru and enjoy mouth-watering meal menu inspired by Australia’s native foods.
For more information on the Northern Territory click here.
Wine and Wildlife
Day 14-16: Arrive in Australia’s cultural capital, Adelaide where restaurants, parklands and wine regions are all within easy reach. Indulge in fresh regional produce at the Adelaide Central Markets, swim with Dolphins at Glenelg Beach and explore the hustle and bustle of Rundle Street and Gouger Street, the city’s popular dining strips. Take a day trip to nearby McLaren Vale wine region and sample award winning wines at D’Arenberg vineyard before stopping in for an eclectic lunch at the Salopian Inn.
Day 17-20: Take a ferry or catch a flight to Kangaroo Island for an abundance of wildlife, breathtaking scenery and fabulous local fare. Explore the island with Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours and get up close to kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins and Australian sea lions. Sample the island’s delicious produce, including some of the world’s purist honey from the Ligurian Bees, and learn to cook with Kangaroo Island Source. Don’t leave without visiting Kangaroo Island Spirits, an award winning micro distillery and producers of one of Australia’s most sought after premium Gin.
For more information on South Australia click here.