Australia Food Wine Gourmet Travel
Australia’s Cuisine Food and Wine from Tourism Australia. Experience the freedom and creativity of Australia’s food and wine culture that helps us produce fresh and innovative flavours and wines that are the envy of the world.
Australia’s unspoilt landscapes produce an incredibly wide variety of fresh and tantalising produce.
Australia’s Food and Wine Events. Throughout the year across Australia you’ll find plenty of food and wine festivals and other fun indulgences.
The wine story
Australia is one of the world’s outstanding wine-producing countries. Some of the world’s oldest vines can be found here. Large and small, traditional and boutique – our wineries offer a range of different experiences. Australia has more than 60 wine regions each with its own personality and signature variety. Walk into almost any cellar door, from the Margaret River region to Tasmania’s Huon Valley, from the Mornington Peninsula to the Hunter or Barossa Valley, and you are likely to find yourself talking directly to the winemaker, who are often second or third generation vignerons.
Food in Australia
Australian cuisine refers to the cuisine of Australia and its indigenous and colonial societies. Indigenous Australians have occupied the lands of Australia for some 40,000–60,000 years, during which time they developed a unique hunter gatherer diet, known as “bush tucker”, drawn from regional Australia flora and fauna—such as the kangaroo. Australia was, from 1788 to 1900, a collection of British colonies in which culinary tastes were strongly influenced by British and Irish traditions – and agricultural products such as beef cattle, sheep and wheat became staples in the national diet.