These days, Australia offers some of the globe’s best food
and wine experiences in a myriad of destinations all over the country.
Travelling by camper is one of the most affordable and practical ways to
smoothly transition from one location to the next, enjoying a unique
paddock to plate experience as you go and dining amid spectacular
landscapes. Here is how to make the most of your camper to enjoy the
ultimate foodies escape in Australia.
Cook up a Feast
Hiring a camper is hiring a mini-home on wheels and the
advantage of this is the home comforts that are included in the price.
Make the most of your on board kitchen to prepare food at least half the
nights of your holiday to appreciate the fresh produce on offer. Do
your research before you travel and visit some of Australia’s best farm
gates, cellar doors and grocers. Once you have what you need for a local
feast, the camper will provide the utilities to allow you to prepare it
with ease. Don’t worry if your culinary skills aren’t up to scratch,
keep it simple and throw together a fresh platter of cheese and fruit or
purchase those just-shucked oysters and pare them with a dash of lemon –
Get to Know the Producers
Half the fun of purchasing boutique produce is getting to
know the people behind the scenes. As you make your way around your own
tasting trail, talk to those behind the counter to learn more about the
process of growing, picking and preparing their produce. Hear stories of
wine-makers that tread their own grapes the old fashioned way and those
whose families have lived in the same area for generations.
Pick Your Dining Site
Travelling by camper you have all the opportunity in the
world to encounter a stand-out, outdoor dining experience. Take the
scenic route and look out for those picturesque places to pull over and
prepare your dining experience. Perhaps it will be by the beach as the
sun sets or overlooking the red outback in the centre of Australia.
Dream big and treat yourself to a foodies encounter that you are
unlikely to forget. Repeat every night!
Use Your Outdoor Setting
On those pleasant Australian nights, an outdoor setting
provides the ideal base to enjoy your paddock to plate experience. Hire
outdoor table and chairs for a small fee and dine among the wilderness.
Keep an eye out for local wildlife trying to scavenge through your
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