Welcome to Australia, home to some of the world’s most flavoursome Christmas delights! Enjoy a little December festive indulgence this year. But, what should you try while you’re here? Read below to find out our top 5 Christmas delicacies to sample while you’re on the road enjoying a summer Australian Christmas in your Cruisin’ motorhome.
With over 25,000 kilometres of coastline it’s not a wonder that Australia is home to some of the best seafood on the globe. Whether you’re sipping on fresh oysters on a clear summer day or enjoying mouth-watering locally sourced abalone; Australia’s fruits of the sea will not disappoint. For a truly spectacular seafood encounter, we recommend paying a visit to Tasmania where you will be overwhelmed with the quality of the produce sourced straight from the pristine waters that surround the island.
2. Christmas Damper
To experience an outback tradition that originated way back in the 19th century, don’t miss some Aussie Christmas Damper. Make your own or source it from one of Australia’s more traditional eateries. Shape it in a wreath or star to stay in line with the Christmas spirit and enjoy it with golden syrup or jam – yum!
A Christmas celebration Down Under is un-Australian without the good old fashioned Pavlova, colloquially referred to as ‘Pav’. This meringue-based dessert can be purchased at bakeries around the country and is best enjoyed with cream and fresh fruit! The dessert was named after the Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova when she visited Australia in the 1920s. Don’t miss it!
Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, gooseberries: summer is a fruit-lovers dream in Australia. Before the big festivities, collect a bag of berries straight from the farm gate or purchase some from a local corner store or delicatessen. They make a perfect post-Christmas treat and aren’t too heavy! Stock up your motorhome fridge and you’re ready for the festivities on the 25th.
5. Mince Pies
A British tradition stolen by Australia, mincemeat fruit pies are a must try on your Christmas escape. Whether you purchase them from your local supermarket or a specialist baker, you simply can’t experience an Australian Christmas without these traditional pies.