Australia's Food and Wine
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Australia's Food and Wine

Australia's Food and Wine

Experience the freedom and creativity of Australia's food and wine culture that helps us produce fresh and innovative flavours and wines that are the envy of the world.

Australia's unspoilt landscapes produce an incredibly wide variety of fresh and tantalising produce. There's also a freedom and creativity to our food and wine culture that helps us produce fresh and innovative flavours, including wines that are the envy of the world, as well as exciting ingredients and ‘fusion' food. But what really sets us apart is the place - our stunning weather, sunshine, outstanding natural beauty and outdoor dining lifestyle means 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.

Restaurants

The Best Cafés in Australia

The Best Cafés in Australia

Australians have become so obsessed with coffee that it’s hard to remember Australia was once a nation of committed tea drinkers. And while tea has hardly been relegated to the sidelines – there are tearooms and teashops in every capital city in the country – coffee is now the conversation. Where it’s from, how it’s roasted, who’s doing the roasting: these are issues of vital importance to discriminating coffee connoisseurs. Yet the café culture that has sprung up around this coffee bean obsession is about much more than a brew, with quality food an equally crucial ingredient in encouraging punters back. Here are some of the best cafés the country has to offer.

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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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Food and Wine Experiences

Travel Australia on a Food and Wine Journey

Travel Australia on a Food and Wine Journey

Would you love to immerse yourself in the food and wine experiences which feature in the Restaurant Australia video? These cinematic experiences are all possible - whether you yearn to dine under the stars at Uluru, sample fresh oysters on the Freycinet Peninsula or soak up Sydney from an acclaimed harbourside restaurant. Here we cover off all the spectacular experiences you see in the Restaurant Australia video – from visiting historic Barossa Valley vineyards to bar-hopping in Melbourne’s laneways and sailing the Whitsundays with your own chef.

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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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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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Produce

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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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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Food and Wine Personalities

Australia's Wine Regions

Seppeltsfield Winery, Barossa Valley, SA
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

These wineries are not just venues to taste and purchase wine. They offer restaurants, events, art, as well as exciting behind the scenes tours, private tastings, wine education and gastronomy, all in some of Australia's most spectacular locations.

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Bulong Estate Winery, Yarra Valley, VIC. © Tourism Victoria & Cormac Hanrahan
Australia's Wine Regions

Australia's Wine Regions

Australia has more than 60 designated wine regions across the country and has developed a worldwide reputation for its award-winning wines.

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Food and Wine Events

Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne
June3 - 5

Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne

Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forests Food Festi...
June

Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forests Food Festival

The Rocks Aroma Festival
July

The Rocks Aroma Festival

The Taste of Tasmania
December - January28 - 3

The Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania is one of Australia's most popular food festivals. Stallholders use their creativity to present a variety of dishes such as wallaby burritos for those a little more adventurous to the family favourite, freshly cooked fish and chips. The festival also hosts a vibrant New Year's Eve party for all to enjoy from the live entertainment to the midnight fireworks to welcome in the New Year.

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Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
February - March

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

From World's Longest Lunches in breathtaking places to avant-garde tasting dishes from global culinary superstars, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has it all. Indulge the senses over 17 days as a diverse program of one-off events unfold throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Orange F.O.O.D Week
April8 - 17

Orange F.O.O.D Week

Head to the regional centre of Orange for 10 days of divine fresh food and rich autumnal colours at the Orange F.O.O.D Week in April. Less than 4 hours from Sydney, more than 60 events will let you savour the region’s famous fresh flavours and meet the people who create them.

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