People dining outside at Mountain View Hotel in King Valley © Mountain View Hotel

Mountain View Hotel, King Valley, Victoria © Mountain View Hotel

6 Pubs Worth Travelling For According to Top Aussie Food Critics

Group dining at Settlers Tavern in Margaret River © Elements Margaret River

Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, Western Australia © Elements Margaret River

Top tip

Plan you trip around the Margaret River’s Gourmet Escape Festival in November.

Couple dining during the prosecco & oyster hour at Mountain View Hotel in King Valley © Visit Victoria

Mountain View Hotel, King Valley, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Outdoor dining at Victory Hotel in Sellicks Hill © Victory Hotel

Victory Hotel, Sellicks Hill, South Australia © Victory Hotel

Bartender serving beers at The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe in Newcastle © Destination NSW

The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe, Newcastle, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Dining room with fireplace at Merrijig Inn in Port Fairy © Visit Victoria

Merrijig Inn, Port Fairy, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Top tip

Time your Great Ocean Road trip between May and September, when southern right whales can be spotted off the coast.

Waitress serving a couple food at Healesville Hotel in Yarra Valley © Wine Victoria

Healesville Hotel, Yarra Valley, Victoria © Wine Victoria

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