You may have always thought of the amazing Outback adventures you could have when it comes to planning a trip to Australia, but you might be surprised to know that foodies also flock to this hot food destination. There’s much more to this country’s culinary scene than just shrimp on the barbie (which is also delicious). Thanks to a wide variety of fresh and alluring produce, world-class wines and daring restaurateurs, these are just a few reasons why you should plan a savory vacay to sample Australia's culinary delights.
Can't-Miss Bold Australian Eats
1. Go spearfishing for barramundi in Arnhem Land to sample Australia’s world-famous seafood.
2. Order an exotic kangaroo stir fry, crocodile filet or a lobster-like Balmain bug.
3. For dessert, try the pavlova, lamington, quandong fruit pie or wattleseed ice cream.
Top 3 Ways to Taste the Real Australia
1. Head to the Sydney Fish Market to see oysters freshly shucked, then devour the best fish and chips in the southern hemisphere.
2. Eat your way through the epicenter of Canberra’s newest culinary scene on Lonsdale Street.
3. Taste the pride of Queensland; eat a deliciously messy mango from a farmers’ market.
Best Bets for Drinks with a View
1. Tip back creative cocktails at one of Melbourne’s rooftop bars, where the concoctions are nearly as divine as the view.
2. Enjoy an alfresco lunch and horseback winery tour of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
3. Don’t miss Jacob’s Creek winery in the Barossa Valley.
Most Visited Destinations for Incredible Eats
1. Explore the shops and cafes of Hobart’s Salamanca Market, a sprawling waterfront marketplace filled with local art and tantalizing bites.
2. Sample seafood plucked straight from the ocean paired with savory raw milk cheeses on Bruny Island in Tasmania.
3. Whatever your wallet says, don’t miss Quay, the Sydney restaurant with more awards than any other in Australia.
Top 3 Wine Excursions
1. Head to Adelaide for a mix of old and new wineries—sample some of the oldest and finest in the Barossa Valley or explore the newest ode to wine, the d’Arenberg Cube.
2. Taste the internationally-renowned wines of the McLaren Vale wine region in the Fleurieu Peninsula.
3. Take a canoe tour of the Margaret River, stopping at a picturesque vineyard on the riverbank for a winery tour and tasting.
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