Australia has over 16,000 miles of seafood-rich coastlines; vast lands for livestock raising and regions with climates perfect for growing fine wines and world-class produce. To say that the country is blessed would be an understatement. So it’s not at all surprising that some of the world’s best food and wine festivals are found in Australia.
So for all you gourmands out there, here are 5 Australian food and wine festivals you shouldn’t miss in 2017.
1. Taste Of Sydney (9 – 12 March)
This four-day food and wine extravaganza celebrates the best and most popular restaurants in Sydney. Now on its 9th year, “Taste” will feature 14 of the newest and hippest restaurants in the city. There will be live cooking demonstrations by world renowned chefs as well as plenty of interactive masterclasses, wine and cheese tastings and live entertainment. You can also sample and shop unique products from concession booths set up during the event.
After sampling the best of Sydney’s food and wine, hire a campervan and drive your friends or family to see The Blue Mountains, Kiama Blowhole and other great destinations just outside Sydney.
2. Melbourne Food & Wine Fest (31 March – 9 April)
This year’s Melbourne Food & Wine Fest is extra special for two reasons. First, the event is celebrating its 25th year. Second, “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards will be held in Melbourne at the same time. Because this is only the second time that distinguished event will be held outside London, it’s a great opportunity for gourmet food lovers to participate in food trails, wine tastings and of course the worlds’s longest lunches.
Make the most out of your holiday and explore sights that lie beyond the city. Hire a campervan from Apollo Motorhome’s branch in Melbourne and drive to Yarra Valley, Werribee Open Range Zoo and more.
3. Noosa Food & Wine Fest (18 – 21 May)
For 4 days, Noosa becomes a melting pot of food and wine enthusiasts from all corners of the country for the annual Noosa Food & Wine Festival. The event is a discovery of new flavours, artisan wines and talent in the culinary arts. The festival is attended by the country’s top chefs and producers in Queensland and this year’s events are no exception.
Be sure to hire a campervan from our branch in Brisbane and enjoy breathtaking sights on the drive to Noosa! Stop by Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Rainbow Beach and more.
4. Good Food & Wine Show Perth (14 – 16 July)
This year, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre will host the Good Food & Wine Show from 14th to the 16th of July. The show is a great opportunity for food and wine enthusiasts to learn about new products, tips and ideas in the culinary industry. Producers and food manufacturers are also encouraged to set up booths and participate in the exhibits.
After the food and wine exhibits, hire a campervan from our Perth branch and drive southwest of the city to Rockingham for its famous bottle nose dolphins. Or go for a qucik 20-minute drive north east of Perth to Swan Valley, the oldest wine growing region in Western Australia.
5. Good Food & Wine Show Brisbane (27 – 29 October)
Brisbane’s Good Food & Wine show will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 27 to 29.
As with the show in Perth, the Brisbane shows are great opportunities to learn the latest culinary products, ideas and provide inspiration for your own foodie adventure. Apart from seeing culinary greats in action, you can also take part in wine and cider tasting sessions and set up booths in the exhibits.
Of course there is more to Brisbane than its fantastic food and wine. Hire a campervan from our main office in Brisbane and take in all that this energetic city has to offer. After all, locals don’t call it “Brisvegas” for nothing.
Australia’s food and wine festivals bring together world-renowned chefs, wine makers and industry insiders. It also provides food and wine enthusiasts with the opportunity to interact with culinary experts, sample the best wines and produce, and gather inspiration for their own culinary adventures.
So plan your culinary journey through Australia this 2017. Hire a campervan from Apollo Motorhomes today. We look forward to being part of your journey through Australia’s best food and wine fests!