When thinking about food and wine culture, many of us rarely consider Australia for our next trip. This overlooked country, however, mixes the stunning natural landscape, fresh produce, and world-famous wine regions to produce many experiences for foodies no matter your pallet.
Here’s a list of the top experiences you should consider in the land down under!
A Night at The Fields of Lights – Uluru Northern territory
Uluru is a place of massive significance for Anangu people. Located in central Australia, the land is endless and offers many unique dining experiences. The favorite for many is located at the field of lights installation, where you can enjoy an interactive dining experience that includes a three-course bush tucker-inspired menu, a guest speaker, and the experience of the untouched outback. Included in this experience, you will enjoy the stunning installation featuring 50,000 glowing lights shining bright against the night sky. Starting at sunset, you will be in awe as the sun sets on the red sands surrounding Uluru and the glistening lights shine as your experience continues.
The highest restaurant in Australia – Eureka 89
Located 300 meters above the Australian food and wine capital, Eureka 89 offers a fine dining experience like no other. Locally sourced Australian food and wine is paired in a five or seven-course meal, allowing your pallet to enjoy the best elements of modern Australian cooking. Perfect for formal dinners and special occasions, the panoramic views of Melbourne make the experience unforgettable. Located at the center of Australia’s second-largest city, we recommend exploring Melbourne’s famous speakeasy bars located in the art-covered laneways after the dinner has concluded.
Fine dining while traveling the outback – The Ghan
Understanding Australia’s size and the outback’s vastness requires covering great distances. So why not do it in style while traveling the 2900km journey from Darwin to Adelaide on the Ghan. The four-day train journey is a bucket list experience you can’t miss, taking you to remote corners of the country and allowing you to explore the natural beauty hidden within. Included in the journey are four off-train experiences, including the underground city of Coober Pedy, all-inclusive fine dining paired with local wines, and an opportunity to learn about the rich indigenous culture of Australia.
Quay Restaurant – Sydney Harbor
Sydney Harbor is one of the most iconic locations in Australia, so enjoy your time there with uninterrupted views of the harbor bridge and opera house. The mix of location food and wine allows the Quay Restaurant to be a stand-out experience on your trip. Utilizing fresh seafood and locally sourced products, the menu is an Australian twist on Asian cuisine, crafted to pair beautifully with top-tier wines. Often ranked in the top 50 restaurants in the world and number one in Australasia, it is no wonder it is a must-do when in Sydney.
Freshest Oysters in The World – Oyster Bay Tasmania
When thinking of fine dining experiences, you don’t often think of standing in the harbor and learning how to farm and shuck oysters. This experience is one of its kind and the best way to try the freshest oysters. Located at the bottom of Australia, Tasmania boasts some of the world’s cleanest air, water, and high-quality food. This experience allows you to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Australia’s south while enjoying a one-of-a-kind experience. Unlike many food experiences, the oyster bay is designed for those not afraid to get a bit dirty and be hands-on.
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