Whether sampling a fresh seafood platter, a racy Riesling, a modern Asian-fused meal or a crocodile sausage, Australia is the place to be.
Australia has a range of great gourmet events for foodies to indulge in.
QantasLink Port Lincoln Tunarama (SA)
Celebrate Port Lincoln’s infamous Tunarama Festival with local seafood, fabulous hospitality and great produce of the region. There are events and activities for all ages, including the famous Tuna Toss.
Crush Festival (SA)
Crush Festival Play It Cool is a two day celebration in the picturesque Adelaide Hills where you can indulge in wine tastings, degustation menus, music, art installations, markets and more.
Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop (SA)
Journey to one of Australia’s treasures, Kangaroo Island and enjoy a day of great horse racing combined with a celebration of local produce and wines. Soak up the atmosphere of a country race meeting, then stay a few days visiting the other attractions that the Island is famous for.
NSW Food and Wine Festival (NSW)
Celebrating the best produce and wine from the state, the NSW Food and Wine Festival includes a program full of lunches and dinners matched with NSW wine, delicious produce, farmyard cheese and the finest wines from across the 14 regions of NSW.
The three day Festivale in Launceston is a showcase of the best food, cool climate wines, beer and local art that Tasmania has to offer. Centred around the leafy City Park, relax in the summer warmth with the finest Apple Isle produce.
Cellar Door Wine Festival (SA)
Come and discover the best wine, food and regional experiences South Australia has to offer – right in the heart of Adelaide. Featuring over 150 wineries from 13 of the State’s wine regions, the programme includes wine tastings, master classes, food sampling, a regional farmer’s market food court, live music, fringe performances and more.
Taste Great Southern (WA)
Taste Great Southern has over 45 individual events that are held across the region, ranging from farmers markets, pop up dinners, guest chef cooking demonstrations, degustation dinners, beach BBQs and picnics.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (VIC)
Each year, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival unveils a world-class program of more than 250 events that take over the entire city, filling the laneways, restaurants, basements and rooftops.
Melbourne International Coffee Expo (VIC)
Melbourne International Coffee Expo is the largest coffee event in the Australasian region. The event gives coffee lovers the opportunity to interact with over 100 exhibitors, showcasing the latest in coffee technology as well as sample some of the finest coffee in Australia.
Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest (WA)
The Mandurah Crab Fest is a crustacean lovers’ paradise with over 130,000 locals and visitors packing the coastal town an hour south of Perth to see live cooking displays and sample crab inspired dishes.
Taste of Sydney (NSW)
Taste of Sydney takes over the beautiful Centennial Park and transforms it into a dinning sensation that includes some of the city’s finest restaurants dishing up a menu of their “iconic” dishes. The event also includes pop up bars, master classes and the Lurpack cooking school.
Taste the Harvest (TAS)
A festival starring the produce of Tasmania’s North West coast, Taste the Harvest brings together local winemakers, brewers, chefs and boutique producers. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of the region’s renowned seafood, berries and chesses, alongside a live music program.
Orange F.O.O.D Week (NSW)
The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as ‘The Food Basket’ of New South Wales and each year F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) showcases local producers, their products, the local chefs and restaurants, and other growers that provide the region with its great reputation for fine food and wine.
Adelaide Food and Wine Festival (SA)
The Adelaide Food and Wine Festival brings even more gourmet delights to the streets of the South Australian capital. The ten day festival features a jam packed program with previous events including a town picnic, a bacon trail, coffee crawl, chef challenges, regional celebrations and markets.
Taste of Perth (WA)
Taste of Perth held in Langley Park, is three days of restaurants plating up “iconic” dishes and pop up bars. Roam the many stalls featuring local produce and watch cooking demonstrations by some of Perth’s top chefs.
Kangaroo Island FEASTival (SA)
Kangaroo Island FEASTival is a five day gastronomic celebration that features a degustation of over 15 extraordinary dining events created to capture the wilderness locations, history, local produce, beverages and island character, ensuring visitors take home a dining experience unique to Kangaroo Island.
Aussie Wine Month (Australian-wide)
Aussie Wine Month is the celebration of wines produced in Australia. Consisting of 108 events in 35 regions, the festival includes city-based wine tastings and dinners, regional festivals, food and wine matching dinners and epicurean adventures.
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival (NSW)
More than 200 leading chefs, iconic winemakers, high profile food and wine media, restaurateurs and serious foodies take over Noosa for one of Australia’s premier food and wine events in this stunning coastal setting.
High Country Harvest Festival (VIC)
High Country Harvest is a regional celebration of food, wine and beer in Victoria’s spectacular High Country. The festival includes cooking classes, long lunches and insights into the process of winemaking, with many of the restaurants and cafés creating special menus featuring regional produce for you to enjoy.
Lovedale Long Lunch (NSW)
Swirl and twirl with pleasure at the Hunter Valley’s Lovedale Long Lunch where a progressive wine and food trail has you dancing around seven of the region’s best wineries that buddy up with local restaurants to put on a weekend of fine wine, gourmet food and live entertainment.
Savour Tasmania (TAS)
Savour Tasmania showcases the island state as one wonderful food bowl that grows some of the best produce in the world. Top chefs from across the globe come to experience and learn about the produce and then create gastronomic delights alongside local chefs. Book early for popular events such as the long table dinners, wine weekends and food master classes.
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month (NSW)
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month is a month long celebration of the region’s unique culture of fine wine and food. Throughout the Festival visitors can take part in a series of intimate themed activities including the Winter Warmer Series, Winemaker’s Table Series and the Edible Experience where you can create your own magic in the kitchen and interact with some of the best gastronomic names.
Good Food and Wine Show Melbourne (VIC)
Making its way around the country, Good Food and Wine Show comes to Melbourne for four days to showcase Melbourne’s delicious food and wine scene. Expect cooking demonstrations, master classes and the opportunity to meet some of the producers that make Victoria special.
Greek Glenti (NT)
Experience the largest show of ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory calendar. The Greek Glenti, held at Bicentennial Park in Darwin, is a fun and vibrant festival where the Greek community shares their culture, food, wine, dance and music with locals and visitors.
The Canberra and Capital Region Truffle Festival (ACT), June – August
Regarded as one of the best truffle regions in Australia, the Canberra and Capital Region Truffle Festival shows off this prized local fungus with two months of events. More than 40 venues across the region join in the celebration with tastings, truffle degustation dinners, master classes, truffle hunts and markets.
McLaren Vale Bank SA Sea and Vines (SA)
One of the most intimate and accessible wine regions in Australia, the McLaren Vale Sea and Vines festival celebrates the best of the area just out of Adelaide with four days of wine tasting, master classes, degustation dinners and live music.
Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forests Food Festival (WA)
During the annual Truffle Kerfuffle, sniff out one of the world’s greatest delicacies, the black Perigord truffle. Along with the live truffle hunts, master classes and the farmers market, tuck into gala meals created by some of Australia’s best known chefs who use truffles and other high-end produce from the region including marron, cherries and, of course wine.
Brisbane Times Good Food Month (QLD)
Brisbane Good Food Month is the perfect opportunity to taste and experience the thriving local food scene in the Queensland capital. Among the dozens of offers and events, selected restaurants serve up Sunday Family Lunch deals and hatted restaurants offer great value dinners. There are also talks, taste testing and pop-up events to enjoy.
South Bank’s Regional Flavours (QLD)
Providores in Queensland and celebrity chefs from around Australia descend on Brisbane’s South Bank for the food and lifestyle festival, Regional Flavours. The festival feeds people’s passion for food by dishing up over 100 stalls decked out with produce and serves up a range of events along the riverbank including live chef demonstrations.
The Rocks Aroma Festival (NSW)
The Rocks precinct perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour was once where Australia traded the world’s delights. Now, at the Rocks Aroma Festival, get a delicious taste of the best coffees, teas, chocolate and spices from local roasters, blenders and artisans. Follow the bean to chocolate bar journey and learn latte art or the incredible technique of coffee cupping.
Good Food and Wine Show Perth (WA)
Expect to discover delicious food and wine at the Good Food and Wine Show Perth. From master classes to meeting the people behind the product, this event offers the opportunity to learn new skills and satisfy your taste buds.
Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival (NSW)
Taste a fine selection of signature dishes and food products by talented chefs, food producers and cottage industries at the Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival. Sample wines from Australia’s premium wine regions and enjoy the live entertainment that will keep you captivated during the afternoon. The festival showcases the wonderful diversity of locally produced products in the region along with wines, beer, cider and spirits.
Good Food and Wine Show Sydney (NSW)
Slurping your way around the best wine regions of Australia couldn’t be easier than grabbing a glass and heading out to the Good Food and Wine Show, where wines from the finest producers are available for sampling. Expert sommeliers will be on hand to offer advice while top chefs whip up gourmet treats during daily cooking demonstrations.
Barossa... Be Consumed Gourmet Weekend (SA)
With over 30 events, this three day festival is a true feast for the senses. The Barossa Gourmet Weekend includes food and wine experiences, cooking classes and wine master-classes and an opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the beautiful Barossa region.
Fireside Festival (ACT)
The Fireside Festival celebrates some of the most impeccably fresh and diverse produce and wine of the Australian Capital Territory. Take a short drive out of Canberra and you’ll find soul warming, award-winning red wines paired with locally-inspired degustation dinners featuring truffles from the area, a host of live music shows and exhibitions.
Chocolate Winterfest (TAS)
Celebrating all the indulgent pleasures of chocolate at the Chocolate Winterfest in Latrobe just outside Devenport in Tasmania. Get Creative by designing an outfit inspired by chocolate for the Chocolate Wonders of Wearable Art, play chess to win a chocolate chess set and make a lantern for the parade.
Ceduna shows off its country hospitality during this fabulous fishy festival – from fine fresh seafood and gourmet treats to festivities and concerts.
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month (NSW)
Good Food Month in Sydney is a carnival of culinary delights, cheap eats and local and international food stars. From hatted restaurants offering bargain dinner deals and the night noodle markets in Hyde Park to the showcase evenings with renowned chefs and hands-on cooking classes and tours.
The Canberra Times Good Food Month (ACT)
The nation’s capital is home to some of the best restaurants, bars, wineries and food producers. During Canberra’s Good Food Month, the region throws its doors open with great meal deals, a host of markets, cellar door events, cooking demonstrations and workshops as well as a number of showcase dinners with leading chefs and food identities.
Orange Wine Festival (NSW)
The cool climate region or Orange, a three and half hour drive west of Sydney, is the perfect place to experience wonderful rural hospitality and locally grown produce paired with the area’s wines. Previous events have included the sustainability-focused 100 mile dinner, festival night markets, wine show tastings, boutique dinners and cellar door events.
Good Food and Wine Show Brisbane (QLD)
Sample some of the best wine and produce from across Australia at the Good Food and Wine Show Brisbane. Watch cooking demonstrations from renowned Australian chefs and partake in master classes to learn new culinary skills. Try some of the delicious food supplied by Brisbane’s best food trucks.
The Age Good Food Month (VIC)
Famed for its coffee and impressive dining options, the Victorian capital showcases the best of its bars, restaurants, cafes and chefs during the Melbourne Good Food Month. The festival includes special lunch deals, world dinners, pop-up restaurants, walking tours, markets and cooking demonstrations with guest appearance from locally and internationally famous chefs.
Taste of Melbourne (VIC)
The lawns of Albert Park get the full foodie makeover during the four-day Taste of Melbourne festival. Around 15 chefs from the city’s best restaurants create tasting menus and “icon dishes” that capture their food philosophy. There are also countless artisan producers, food and drink classes and workshops to whet every appetite.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape (WA)
Share a spectacular weekend with international chefs in the Margaret River Wine Region. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is a four day wine and food festival attracting the world’s best chefs, culinary and wine critics and celebrities. Be entertained at the Gourmet Village at the famous Leeuwin Estate Winery, which features master classes, pop-up restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine theatre and live music.
Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival (WA)
The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the heart of cherry country in Western Australia. As well as the chance to meet local producers, taste their products and see cooking demonstrations, there’s cherry pop spitting competitions, a fashion parade, vintage car procession add wood chopping competitions.
Taste Festival (TAS), December – January
Welcome the New Year at The Taste Festival, the premier event showcasing Tasmanian food and wine on the Hobart waterfront over the New Year period each year. Indulge in fresh seafood, Bruny Island cheese and Bicheno berries. Sip on local wine, peat-distilled malt whiskies and boutique beers. The festival also showcases international flavours – from Persian to Indian to Spanish – all prepared with fresh Tasmanian ingredients.