The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 hosted travel program

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 hosted travel program
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The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 hosted travel program

As part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 event program, Tourism Australia invites you to extend your stay in Australia with our hosted travel program.


Tourism Australia, along with its state and territory tourism partners, is pleased to offer this range of itineraries available to you either before or after the official event program. 

These itineraries give you opportunities to learn about Australia’s culinary credentials, connect with Australian chefs, producers and winemakers and discover world class food and wine in uniquely Australian settings.

Click on any of the itineraries below to read more detail about the travel programs on offer. Tourism Australia will contact you regarding your preferred itinerary. Itinerary preferences must be confirmed by 30 November 2016.

One and two day itineraries

Victoria - secrets of Melbourne (post-famil)

Victoria - secrets of Melbourne (post-famil)

Discover the secret side of Melbourne with some of the city’s most interesting locals. Explore the street-art filled laneways for entrances to hidden bars, secret cafes and hard-to-find restaurants.

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Victoria - secrets of Melbourne (pre-famil)

Victoria - secrets of Melbourne (pre-famil)

Discover the secret side of Melbourne with some of the city’s most interesting locals. Explore the street-art filled laneways for entrances to hidden bars, secret cafes and hard-to-find restaurants.

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Victoria - coast, forage farm gates and fine ...

Victoria - coast, forage farm gates and fine wine

Forage the foreshore, meet local artesian producers and passionate wine makers. Take your taste buds on a unique exploration of one of the most fertile coastal regions of Victoria.

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Victoria - hands on the Yarra Valley

Victoria - hands on the Yarra Valley

Let the views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges take your breath away. Tantalise your senses with the region’s food, locally produced wine and gin, spend time with renowned chefs and wine makers of the region.

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Victoria - 24 Hours with Victoria's most exci...

Victoria - 24 Hours with Victoria's most exciting chefs

Tasmania’s proximity and provenance are its biggest strengths. Bonds forged between food thought leaders and producers mean you can meet the makers and growers and have an experience unlike anywhere in Australia.

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Three day itineraries

Victoria - escape & indulge in the Yarra Vall...

Victoria - escape & indulge in the Yarra Valley

Let the views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges take your breath away. Tantalise your senses with the region’s food, wine and spirit offerings complemented by an exclusive opera performance.

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Australian Capital Territory - 72 hours in Ca...

Australian Capital Territory - 72 hours in Canberra

Let Canberra delight your taste buds with 72 hours of food and wine experiences that have been recognised within their class for being a cut above the rest.

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Victoria - goldfields and spa regions

Victoria - goldfields and spa regions

Discover the history and richness of the Goldfields region and unearth the food and wine bounty. Reinvigorate body and mind in the natural mineral waters of Daylesford and dine at one of Australia’s finest regional restaurants.

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Victoria - beach dining and flying the Great ...

Victoria - beach dining and flying the Great Ocean Road

Discover the abundance of produce and dining experiences along Victoria’s world-famous Great Ocean Road coastline. Helicopter over rainforests, farmland and the famous Twelve Apostles, dive for abalone, cook your catch on the beach, and spend a day foraging native ingredients before ending the trip with a degustation lunch at Brae.

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Four day itineraries

Victoria - wild high country

Victoria - wild high country

Get ‘off the grid’, fishing and sleeping under the stars in Victoria’s High Country. Taste famous Wagyu beef direct from the source at David Blackmore’s farm, and experience three distinct wine regions.

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La Dolce Vita in Victoria's High Country

La Dolce Vita in Victoria's High Country

Meet the families, taste the wines and gather produce in the stunning and rustic valleys of the High Country – where Italian hospitality meets the quintessential Australian bush.

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South Australia - wine, dine and unwind

South Australia - wine, dine and unwind

Discover Australia’s wine capital and why South Australia has some of the most sought-after produce and unique dining experiences in Australia.

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New South Wales - food tour of Sydney

New South Wales - food tour of Sydney

Sydney is renowned for cutting edge chefs who continue to establish the city as a global dining destination. The city’s young-gun chefs use fresh, local and unique native produce to create new interpretations of what is “Australia’s national cuisine”.

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New South Wales - award-winning chefs reveal ...

New South Wales - award-winning chefs reveal Sydney's best produce

Join Peter Gilmore on a chefs table at Sydney’s World 50 Best Restaurant, Quay. Meet Kylie Kwong, a 5th generation Chinese Australian chef with a knack for using Australian native ingredients in her cooking.

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Australian Capital Territory - Canberra's fin...

Australian Capital Territory - Canberra's finest food adventures

Showcase the finer side of Australia’s Capital City with top-end gastronomic adventures.

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South Australia - sea to vines

South Australia - sea to vines

Discover Australia’s wine capital and why South Australia has some of the most sought-after produce and unique dining experiences in Australia.

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South Australia - best food and wine

South Australia - best food and wine

Discover Australia’s wine capital and why South Australia has some of the most sought-after produce and unique dining experiences in Australia.

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Queensland - chew with million dollar views

Queensland - chew with million dollar views

Lifting the veil on the Gold Coast’s best beach boroughs and their million dollar views, take to the skies in seaplanes and helicopters and dine in jaw-dropping locations from the beach to the lush green Hinterland.

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New South Wales - country feast

New South Wales - country feast

Sip, forage and feast your way through the award-winning cool-climate vineyards and enjoy local produce-driven restaurants of Orange and Mudgee in Central NSW.

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New South Wales - South Coast Oyster Trail

New South Wales - South Coast Oyster Trail

Explore New South Wales’ unspoilt 300km-long Oyster Coast, meeting local oyster growers and sampling a variety of oysters fresh from the waters around Pambula and Tathra. Discover an astonishing range of local wines, cheese and seafood.

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Australian Capital Territory - Canberra's ult...

Australian Capital Territory - Canberra's ultimate food trail

Embark on Canberra’s ultimate foodie trail and sample some of the region’s best cool climate wines matched with superb local produce.

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Queensland - progressive dining from city to ...

Queensland - progressive dining from city to country

From the vibrant Brisbane city through to Southern Queensland Country, taste-test your way with local flavours and urban delights.

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Tasmania - art meets food

Tasmania - art meets food

Travel to Tasmania to catch and cook up seafood on a gourmet cruise, meet local growers at a farmers market and explore Hobart’s art museum, Mona.

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Tasmania - meet the makers and thought leader...

Tasmania - meet the makers and thought leaders

Tasmania’s proximity and provenance are its biggest strengths. Bonds forged between food thought leaders and producers mean you can meet the makers and growers and have an experience unlike anywhere in Australia.

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Tasmania - tasting trails

Tasmania - tasting trails

Tasmania is bursting with passionate producers and authentic paddock-to-plate experiences – many you will find along the island’s scenic ever changing tasting trails.

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Tasmania - wild food in wild places

Tasmania - wild food in wild places

Forage for wild food in wild places in Tasmania. On Australia’s only island state the ‘food miles’ mentality runs deep and local produce inspires authentic food and drink.

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Tasmania - wine and seafood

Tasmania - wine and seafood

Stay on Tasmania’s East Coast at one of the world’s most luxurious hotels – Saffire Freycinet. Take exclusive day trips to taste freshly shucked oysters and local sparkling.

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Northern Territory - taste of the top end

Northern Territory - taste of the top end

Fly over the Darwin harbour to remote outback pubs, glide across wetlands and spot local wildlife, or awaken your senses at one of the city’s fusion markets.

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Western Australia - Outback fusion in Broome

Western Australia - Outback fusion in Broome

The tropical pearling town of Broome in the Kimberley region is where the outback meets the ocean and is home to spectacular red earth, blue water, white sands and brilliant orange sunsets.

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Western Australia - gourmet escape to Margare...

Western Australia - gourmet escape to Margaret River

Discover award-winning wineries and restaurants, stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, and ancient caves in Margaret River. Producing over 20 per cent of Australia's premium wine, the tastings are top notch.

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Western Australia - taste Great Southern

Western Australia - taste Great Southern

Tour one of Australia’s best farmers markets, sample Southern Rock lobster and deep sea crab, lunch overlooking Peaceful Bay and dine amongst the treetops at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.

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Western Australia - wine and dine in Australi...

Western Australia - wine and dine in Australia's sunniest city

Perth boasts more restaurants and bars per capita than any other Australian city, showcasing fresh local produce and artisan beverages. Dine on fresh seafood at Rottnest Island, sample local produce and wines of the Swan Valley or watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean all within 45 minutes of the city centre.

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Australian Capital Territory - Coast to capit...

Australian Capital Territory - Coast to capital

Brimming with the freshest red snapper, blue eye trevalla, yellow fin tuna, lobsters and oysters, The South Coast sources much of the region’s seafood. Visit oyster farms, kayak inlets and discover Australia’s capital while enjoying world-class dining.

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Five day itineraries

New South Wales - bush meets the vines

New South Wales - bush meets the vines

Travel by helicopter over Sydney Harbour to the Hunter Valley, stay in luxury boutique accommodation amongst the vines, meet local winemakers and chefs to sample the best food and wine experiences that the region has to offer.

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New South Wales - Byron Hinterland food road ...

New South Wales - Byron Hinterland food road trip

Embark on a journey exploring award-winning restaurants inspired by the local produce grown in the fertile Byron Hinterland. Explore the hidden foodie gems and family farms on this foodie-inspired road trip from the Tweed Coast to Byron, Brunswick Heads and Bangalow.

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Queensland - feast on culture and cuisine

Queensland - feast on culture and cuisine

Experience a cuisine that’s been in the making for 50,000 years. Get to know Queensland’s native flavours with Indigenous cooking, served different ways on this culture-meets-cuisine itinerary.

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Queensland - great beach picnic

Queensland - great beach picnic

Get off the main roads and onto the sand for a unique itinerary that features some of Queensland's best beaches and most delicious food. We'll take Queensland’s Great Beach Drive, from Noosa in the Sunshine Coast to the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island.

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Queensland - degustation of Great Barrier Ree...

Queensland - degustation of Great Barrier Reef islands

Get ready to sail, heli, snorkel and dive Queensland’s favorite tropical island trifecta – Lady Elliot Island, Hamilton Island and One and Only Hayman. From bird’s-eye views of the Great Barrier Reef to beachside bubbles and feasting on some of the best seafood, experience the beautiful islands of Queensland.

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Northern Territory - opulent outback

Northern Territory - opulent outback

Experience the Outback from fine dining under desert skies, amongst ancient landscapes to feasts in secluded locations only accessible by helicopter or hot air balloon. Visit working cattle stations and immerse yourself in the pioneering history of this special part of Australia.

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Western Australia - East Kimberley calling

Western Australia - East Kimberley calling

Tour this fertile region by helicopter and meet with local producers, go fishing for Barramundi, one of Australia's premier freshwater angling species.

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