Much is admired about the depth and quality of Australia’s wine industry. In just under two hundred years, the country has become one of the world’s leading wine producers — a feat other nations have taken the best part of a millennium to accomplish. But what about its culinary exploits? Is Australia’s cuisine as worthy of global acclaim as its vine-grown offering?
Here at Scenic we’re happy to report that Australia’s gastronomic output is on par, if not stronger, than its alcoholic contribution. Over the past decade, a growing demand for high-quality fare has led Australian food producers to seek-out new ingredients and create pioneering dishes that appeal to regional and international palettes alike — much to the delight of those who get to share in the fruits of their labours.
For those visiting the Land Down Under as part of a luxury Scenic Escorted Tour, a veritable cosmos of culinary opportunities awaits.
Our friends at Tourism Australia are shining the spotlight on Australian cuisine, so here’s a brief look at the culinary escapades available to you as part of the Scenic experience.
Australia’s cities have so much to offer the foodie Down Under. In Melbourne, an elegant lunch aboard a historically restored tramcar is the perfect way to get a feel for the city, while Cairns delivers a relaxing river cruise, or the theatrical Tjapuki Night Fire experience (not quite so sedate, but very exciting!).
With acres of vineyard-strewn grasslands unfolding from its banks, the Margaret River Valley is one of Australia’s most fruitful wine producing regions. Here, amid the sultry heat and innumerable grapevines, you’ll enjoy a charming lunch at one of the valley’s numerous wineries, located deep in the countryside. With a selection of wines available to taste and a spread of delicious, locally sourced fare to savour, this daytrip promises an afternoon of blissful indulgence.
Unforgettable doesn’t quite do justice to the Field of Light exhibit, an extraordinary al fresco light show curated by Bruce Munro in the depth of the Outback. Accompanied by the visual allurement of thousands of illuminated bulbs, you’ll enjoy an evening of delicious canapés and refreshing drinks — all within the imposing shadow of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, the mighty Uluru.
If this article has left you aching to sample Australia’s culinary offering, visit the Scenic homepage to browse our complete range of escorted tours in Australia. Alternatively, give our team a call on a 0808 301 4670.