Foodies Getaway: Australia’s Best Food Festivals for Your Palate

If there is one thing that’s for certain, Australia has
recently shown the world why it deserves a place among the finest food
and wine producers thanks to Tourism Australia’s ‘Restaurant Australia‘ campaign. There is no better way to experience these fantastic producers than at Australia’s best food and wine festivals.  

The Taste of Tasmania 

In
late December, Tasmania’s finest produce is on display at the popular
Taste of Tasmania festival held at Hobart’s waterfront. Here you will
taste the state’s finest culinary delights produced in Tasmania’s
premium natural environment. Sample a variety of award-winning cheese,
boutique beer, wine and cider, seafood as well as a number of
flavour-injected cuisines from around Tassie. Visit 
early in the evening to secure a prime seat by the water and stay all night long. Don’t miss out on the fresh and seasonal berries; a local favourite!

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

This
long running food and wine festival has secured its place as a favourite
in the city’s vibrant food and wine scene. Melbourne Food and Wine
Festival takes place in March each year and showcases the gastronomic
delights of the city and surrounds across more than 200 events that fill
Melbourne’s finest restaurants. During the festival you will encounter
seasonal and fresh produce, bustling food markets, award-winning
restaurants and expert local wine-makers. The city takes on a heightened
vibe during this time and is well worth fitting into your camper
itinerary around Australia for 2015. 

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

On
Australia’s unique West Coast you will discover the wine region of
Margaret River, famous for producing some of the country’s finest food
and wine. On 20 – 22 November 2015, Margaret River Gourmet Escape will
give you the chance to try the areas local delights first hand. 
Taking
place at selected wineries and restaurants across the region, the
festival showcases an impressive range of boutique food and wine and has
a vibrant atmosphere. Listen to live music, enjoy long lunches in
family-run wineries and appreciate the fantastic seasonal flavours of
freshly grown produce and locally grown grapes. 

Narooma Oyster Festival 

Each year South Coast NSW offers up its finest just-shucked
oysters to celebrate their rich coastal area. The one day festival
includes live bands, cooking demonstrations and even a oyster shucking
competition. Narooma Oyster Festival takes place in May every year and
is a great event for everyone in the family.  

Noosa International Food & Wine Festival

Coming
up in May, Noosa International Food & Wine Festival should be at
the top of all Queensland itineraries. Over a period of four days, more
than 30,000 passionate foodies from around Australia gather together in
the popular seaside hub of Noosa to sample gourmet food produced by over
100 visiting chefs, producers and winemakers. Over four days you have
the opportunity to experience degustation dinners, panel talks and
scenic picnic lunches. This festival is the perfect combination of produce, people and place

NSW Food & Wine Festival 

Every year across three days, Sydney’s Hyde Park becomes
home to a host of superb food and wine producers showcasing their finest
home-grown specialties. In addition to sampling New South Wales finest
produce, there is a string of live music and games to entertain. Keep an
eye out for the dates in 2015. 

Over to you? What are your favourite Australian food and wine festivals?