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Australia's unspoilt landscapes produce an incredibly wide variety of fresh and alluring produce.

There's a freedom and creativity to our food and wine that helps us produce fresh and innovative flavours, including world-class wines, exciting ingredients and ‘fusion' food. But what really sets us apart is our stunning weather, outstanding natural beauty and outdoor dining lifestyle. You can enjoy some of the world's best food and wine in some of the world's most stunning surroundings. Australia does open air dining like nowhere else.

Australia's Ultimate Food and Wine Experiences

Discover natural Australian ingredients, in world-class restaurants and uniquely Australian locations.

Australia's Best Seafood Experiences

Australia's Best Seafood Experiences

Australia is surrounded by fresh seafood, with a great breadth of varieties available. From shucking fresh oysters in Sydney; spear-fishing for barramundi in the Northern Territory; or dining on chilli-infused lobster in a top quality restaurant, there’s an abundance of possibilities around Australia to sample the fruits of the sea.

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Nine unmissable dishes to eat in Australia

Nine unmissable dishes to eat in Australia

Pat Nourse, deputy editor and chief restaurant critic for Gourmet Traveller, gives us his top nine unmissable Australian meals.

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Four Uniquely Australian Dining Experiences

Four Uniquely Australian Dining Experiences

Ben Shewry from Attica, Peter Gilmore from Quay, Neil Perry from Rockpool and Dan Hunter from Brae prove why Australia is one of the world's greatest food destinations.

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Australia’s Ultimate Dining Locations

Australia’s Ultimate Dining Locations

Over the past decade Australia has become a culinary destination par excellence, as the rest of the world is fast discovering. When it comes to fine dining and out-of-this-world gastronomic experiences, visitors to Australia are spoilt for choice. From sparkling harbourside dining and luxe lodge stays to dinner in the sands of an ocre-red desert illuminated by the southern night sky, Australia is a gourmet hedonist’s dream destination. Enjoy some of Australia’s best food and wine in some of the world’s most stunning surroundings.

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Best Restaurants for Uniquely Australian Food...

Best Restaurants for Uniquely Australian Food

Some of the newest ingredients landing on plates at Australian restaurant tables are thousands of years old, as Australian chefs turn to their own backyard for inspiration. That backyard, mind you, stretches over 6.5 million square kilometres (2.5 million square miles), so they have a bit of ground to cover. As Australian Aboriginals have known for 40,000 years, this vast, dry country is home to countless wild, native plants, herbs, nuts, seeds and berries across the six climatic seasons recognised in Aboriginal culture. Visitors to Australia can now sample the results of this inspiration on tables that range from the finest restaurant in the land to an outback country pub. Here are just a few.

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Discover Australia's Famous Wine Regions

From the legendary Barossa, to the Adelaide Hills, and Clare Valley, no culinary tour of Australia is complete without a jaunt through these amazing cellars. 

Clare Valley

Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. It is best known for its Riesling wine, and is often called the home of Australian Riesling. Its Mediterranean-style climate is ideal for the production of quality Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Merlot grapes. The Clare Valley has more than 40 wineries, most of which are small and located along a 40 kilometre corridor between the towns of Auburn and Clare. Walk or cycle the Riesling Trail which connects many of the region's major attractions and cellar doors, or travel in style and explore the region by limousine.

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Margaret River

Margaret River

With many world-class wineries and award-winning restaurants, Margaret River is one of Western Australia's most famous food and wine regions. Tour the cellar doors and taste local brews at the boutique breweries. Here you can eat fresh crayfish straight from the ocean or dine on the local organic beef and truffles. Visit the farmer's markets and try the artisan cheeses. Indulge in local handmade chocolates and delicious fudge. When you've finished your culinary journey, take time to explore Western Australia's Great South West. In a few hours you can go from wineries to stunning beaches with world-class surf breaks, snorkelling and diving or walk amongst ancient forests and caves.

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Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

South Australia's Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest and the world's finest wine producing regions. First settled in 1842 by European immigrants, it still retains its old-world charm. There are around 150 wineries and cellar doors in the Barossa Valley. The Barossa Valley is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants. Drive the Barossa's food and wine trails or explore the countryside by bicycle. You can also tour the region by motorbike, vintage car, hot air balloon or helicopter. Unwind in a day spa or play golf on one of the championship courses.

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Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is home to more than 80 wineries, ranging from small, family-owned operations to large estates. The region is renowned for producing Australia's finest pinot noir and sparkling wine, along with a range of other cool-climate wines. It was Victoria's first planted wine region back in 1838. The region is known for its fresh produce including freshwater salmon, trout and caviar, organically grown fruit and vegetables and handmade cheeses and preserves. Follow one of the many self-drive wine trails and fill your picnic hamper on the Yarra Valley Food Trail or at the many huge, fresh food markets.

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Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

New South Wales' Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest wine growing region. It is also renowned for its fine dining, cooking schools, galleries, health spa retreats and golf courses. Here you can sample local cheeses, hand-made chocolates, charcuterie, dairy goods, sourdough breads and olive oils direct from the producers. Join a wine tasting master class; or sample a broad selection of wines at one of more than 150 cellar doors. After your epicurean indulgence, escape to the great outdoors with a game of golf, hot-air balloon or helicopter ride or shopping for antiques and local artworks in the region's many galleries.

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Australia's Fresh Produce

Find out where to source Australia's best local produce, from fresh seafood to native ingredients and abundant fruit and vegetables.

Australia's quality fresh produce

Australia's quality fresh produce

Traditionally Australia has been known for its ability to produce a prodigious amount of grain, high-quality wheat and barley, and for its sheep and cattle exports. But that’s changing, as producers learn to take advantage of a number of comparative advantages that set Australia apart from much of the world. Firstly, with so many different climate zones from tropical to desert, from temperate to downright artic, there’s nothing Australia can’t grow or produce.

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Foraging Australian-style

Foraging Australian-style

One of the greatest groundswells in global food trends – food foraging - is moving more into the mainstream as individuals are seeking connection with their food sources and chefs are taking up the cause of integrating more wild foods into the way we eat. Keen home cooks and culinary tourists can now sign up for seasonal tours – some city-based, some in the country – where experienced guides show where to find food growing wild and how to identify plants that are both safe and delicious to eat.

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Explore Australia's Fresh Seafood Festivals

Explore Australia's Fresh Seafood Festivals

Including our beautiful islands, Australia lays claim to over 60,000km of diverse coastline – and with such easy access to the ocean, it’s hardly surprising that fresh seafood features on almost every modern Australian restaurant menu. Summer is the best time to eat seafood – when it’s fresh, in abundance, and requires little preparation – but you can find seasonal seafood on restaurant menus all year round. Our nation’s celebration of seafood manifests outside of restaurants at a range of family-friendly festivals across the country, too; here are some of the top seafood festivals you won’t want to miss.

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Fish and Chips in Australia

Fish and Chips in Australia

Whether your idea of a good meal includes tablecloths and attentive service at a fine dining restaurant, or a take-away package wrapped in newspaper from the local fish and chips shop, the star of the show is the same: Australia’s fresh and flavourful seafood. Our island nation has a well-deserved global reputation for fronting up some of the biggest, juiciest and tastiest seafood on the planet, with hundreds of native species to choose from at any given time of the year. As a result, many restaurants can literally supply the ‘catch of the day’ – fish caught in local waters only hours earlier – much to the delight of local and visiting ‘seafoodies’ alike!

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Local produce key to Australia’s best food ma...

Local produce key to Australia’s best food markets

There is pretty much nothing Australia cannot grow or produce. Less than 10 per cent of its retail food is imported and two-thirds of its land is given over to farming. Head to the many spectacular city food markets and you will be amazed by the sheer variety and richness on offer from both land and sea.

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