Travel Australia on a Food and Wine Journey
Discover the bounty of food and wine experiences which feature in the Restaurant Australia video
Would you love to immerse yourself in the food and wine experiences which feature in the Restaurant Australia video? These cinematic experiences are all possible - whether you yearn to dine under the stars at Uluru, sample fresh oysters on the Freycinet Peninsula or soak up Sydney from an acclaimed harbourside restaurant. Here we cover off all the spectacular experiences you see in the Restaurant Australia video – from visiting historic Barossa Valley vineyards to bar-hopping in Melbourne’s laneways and sailing the Whitsundays with your own chef.
Once you know how to star in your own Restaurant Australia video, explore this website to add even more flavour to your Australian itinerary. With its vibrant dining culture, delicious local produce and spectacular natural beauty, Australia offers an array of gourmet experiences across every state and territory.
Fine desert dining in Uluru, Northern Territory
Sounds of Silence, Uluru, NT
Experience the timeless majesty of Uluru, in Australia’s Red Centre, with a Tali Wiru Sunset Dinner. Set atop a desert dune, this open-air restaurant offers expansive views of Uluru and the distant domes of Kata Tjuta, but is so intimate it seats no more than 20. Watch Uluru change colours in the setting sun, then enjoy the star-filled desert sky, with a four course degustation of bush tucker inspired delicacies. Sumptuous outback fare is also key to the experience at Longitude 131, a luxury desert oasis of tented pavilions. Take a bush tucker tour with an Aboriginal guide and fine dine as you learn more about Uluru’s ancient stories and spirituality.
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Vineyard touring in the Barossa Valley, South Australia
Barossa Valley, SA
The Barossa Valley is just an hour’s drive from Adelaide and, once there, the touring options include everything from hot air ballooning to Harley rides, bike trails and vintage car. This is one of Australia’s oldest wine producing regions, and you can soak up its old-world romance at heritage wineries such as Hentley Farm and Seppeltsfield Vineyard, both Restaurant Australia filming locations. The Barossa’s picturesque rolling hills are home to more than 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors, so it’s no wonder you’ll find some of South Australia’s ultimate winery experiences here. After wine tasting, load up on fresh seasonal produce and artisan food at the farmers markets, visit a boutique brewery or dine out in an award- winning restaurant.
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Scenic seafood in Freycinet and artistic drinking in Hobart, Tasmania
Saffire Freycinet Signature Experience, Freycinet, TAS
Freycinet Peninsula: a pristine coastline of pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, crystal clear water and eucalypt forests
Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast is a pristine coastline of pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, crystal clear water and eucalypt forests. Take in its breathtaking natural beauty from the luxury lodge of Saffire Freycinet, where you can sail to nearby islands on a purpose-built vessel or join guided walks to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Not far away is Freycinet Marine Farm, a working oyster farm where oysters fresh from the bay can be sampled with a glass of champagne. A trip to Tasmania wouldn’t be complete without a few days in the cobblestone capital of Hobart, where MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is spearheading a growing reputation for world-class food, wine and art. Enjoy a post-modern cocktail in MONA Void Bar and stop off for a tasting in the museum’s Moorilla Winery and MooBrew brewery.
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Gourmet sailing through the Whitsundays, Queensland
Whitsunday Islands, QLD
Sailing is one of the best ways to explore the Whitsundays - 74 breathtaking tropical islands in the heart of Queensland’s World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty of options for your Whitsundays sailing holiday, whether you want to self-skipper or join a crewed catamaran complete with private chef. Each day the different islands and reefs offer new dining experiences, from catching and cooking your own fish to enjoying a chef-prepared picnic basket on an uninhabited beach. Don’t miss the Restaurant Australia filming locations of Hill Inlet, Chalkie’s Beach and Whitehaven Beach, with its pristine stretch of white silica sands. Take a private helicopter flight for a bird’s eye view of this island paradise.
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Laneways, rooftops and dining secrets in Melbourne, Victoria
Cookie, Melbourne, VIC
Dining is a constant journey in Melbourne, where the inner-city laneways burst with hole-in-the wall cafes and hip, hidden bars and eateries. Stumble past the art galleries, graffiti murals and one-off boutiques – back on the grid you’ll find Cookie, where part of the Restaurant Australia video was filmed. The street entrance gives little away, but inside the walls are adorned with works by local artists and relaxed charm oozes from every cocktail, right up to the rooftop cinema and open air bar. You can wine and dine all across Melbourne’s rooftops in summer. But whatever the season, you’ll enjoy the city’s diverse dining culture, which ranges from upmarket restaurants to ethnic eating enclaves.
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Top harbourside restaurants in Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW
As well as its famous harbour, outdoor lifestyle and natural beauty, Sydney offers exceptional restaurants at the forefront of global food and wine trends
As well as its famous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty, Sydney offers exceptional restaurants at the forefront of global food and wine trends. Quay, where the Restaurant Australia video was filmed, is one of a number of stunning Sydney restaurants that combine harbour views with a world-class menu and wine list. Arrive by water-taxi or private boat for maximum impact, then soak up views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House with a sunset glass of Hunter Valley Semillon. You’ll also discover some of Sydney’s best restaurants away from the harbour – from Icebergs and Sean’s Panorama on Bondi Beach to Rockpool and Mr Wong in the CBD.
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Rock lobster on Rottnest Island beaches, Western Australia
Rottnest Island, WA
On Rottnest Island catch, cook and taste Western Australia’s famous Rock Lobster and stay in heritage cottages at Lighthouse Point or Geordie Bay
Just a short ferry ride from Perth, is Rottnest Island, where you can bike ride to tranquil beaches and bays, swim and snorkel in turquoise water and feast on fresh-caught seafood. Recreate the Restaurant Australia video by catching, cooking and tasting Western Australia’s famous Rock Lobster and staying in heritage cottages at Lighthouse Point or Geordie Bay. Rottnest Island is also home to 6,500 years of history and diverse wildlife, including its friendly native marsupial, the quokka. The island is car-free, so hire a bike, jump on a bus or join a tour when you step off the ferry.
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Homestead feast near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Poacher's Pantry, Poacher's Way, ACT
Canberra, Australia’s capital, offers a world of culinary delights within and beyond its city borders. Drive the Poacher’s Way through the surrounding countryside to discover cool-climate wineries, art galleries, historic farms and charming B&Bs. Don’t miss Poachers Pantry, where part of the Restaurant Australia video was filmed. The cafe-restaurant, winery and smokehouse sits in a lovingly restored farm cottage overlooking a 1890s slab woolshed. Indulge in delicious regional produce and wines at a homestead feast with family and friends. You’ll find more of the territory’s best food and wine experiences back in Canberra, with its modern cafes, hip eateries, pop up dining venues and hatted restaurants with innovative cuisine.
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