Experience the joy of foraging or delight in the freshest farm-to-table experiences amid enchanting Australian landscapes. Roll up your sleeves and hunt for your next unforgettable meal – from sourcing for truffles alongside your canine guides or following Indigenous guides in search for mud crabs – Australia offers an endless variety of foods for a winter feast.
Embark on a truffle hunt with Red Ground
Oberon, New South Wales
Explore the truffle-rich valleys and stunning pine forests of Oberon, idyllic high country just two and half hours drive from Sydney / Warrane. The new experience invites visitors to head into the fields with a trained scent dog in search for one of the most coveted culinary treasures: the truffle.
Working truffle farm and lodge Red Ground is the first truffière in Australia to offer a bookable truffle hunting experience for eight months of the year. From February to October 2023, visitors can book in a truffle hunt on Red Ground’s farm in Oberon’s high country and then cook and feast on the hunt’s winnings.
Indulge in Sequoia’s decadent three-course truffle dining
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Enjoy a three-course truffle dinner with your own hand-picked truffles at Sequoia lodge. Perched on the stunning Adelaide Hills, Sequoia Lodge is a sustainably designed luxury lodge only a 15-minute drive from Adelaide / Tarntanya’s city centre. Partnering with one of the world’s finest truffle farms, guests can join Quercus Truffle dogs as they scan the property for Perigord (black) delicacies.
Once collected, guests sort and clean the truffles while enjoying a wine tasting and truffle hors d’oeuvre in the farmhouse. Return to the Lodge to relax while Sequoia Head Chef Matt Rodgers whips up your three-course truffle dinner, with your handpicked truffles.
Experience a true farm-to-table experience at Farmer’s Daughters
Melbourne / Narrm, Victoria
Farmer’s Daughters offers a creative culinary experience in Melbourne / Narrm, with a unique approach to provenance-based cuisine. Farmer’s Daughters takes visitors on a seasonal journey from Melbourne city to the rolling hills, mountains, rivers and beaches of the region.
Home to artisan farmers, producers, growers and agrarian thought-leaders, Gippsland’s farms are the perfect place for the restaurant and deli to directly source its produce for its farm-to-table dishes.
Get a taste of bush tucker with Walkabout Cultural Adventures
Cooya Beach, Queensland
Taste seasonal bush tucker and try your hand at using a traditional spear to hunt mud crabs on a Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour led by a Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal guide near Mossman Gorge in the north of Queensland.
Not only will you get to try some tasty local produce – or at least have fun trying to catch it – but the Kuku Yalanji traditions of living in harmony with the rainforest environment offer important lessons and a meaningful experience.
Get your hands dirty digging for truffles with Truffle Hill
Manjimup, Western Australia
In Manjimup, a gourmet delicacy grows beneath the earth. Referred to as ‘black gold,’ truffles bring an enticing richness to almost any dish. One of the most revered delicacies, black Perigord truffle season in Manjimup is June to September.
Now is the perfect time to join the hunt for the prized fungus with Australia’s first truffière, Truffle Hill. Follow canine friends as they sniff out the prized ingredient. After harvesting your gourmet mushrooms straight from the ground, indulge in a tasting experience complete with truffles and wines of the state. You can even take a cooking class or enjoy a themed degustation dinner paired with the region’s finest wines.
Go on a wild seafood adventure in Tasmania
Feast on freshly shucked oysters while you sip Tasmanian sparkling wine, accompanied by unparalleled views and a sunset backdrop. Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures offers the ultimate culinary seafood seduction on their Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Cruise. Divers bring you their fresh catches, from periwinkles and sea urchins to abalones and lobsters, prepared aboard the luxury two-storey catamaran ‘Cuttlefish’.
Enjoy a vegetarian feast like no other at Monster Kitchen and Bar
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Tucked into the lobby floor of the striking Ovolo Nishi Hotel is Monster Kitchen and Bar, serving up an all-vegetarian menu that marries classic French brasserie with Japanese rooted flavours. All the ingredients used in the Monster kitchen are sourced within a 100 km radius, highlighting the beautiful produce and products of the Canberra region, best enjoyed matched with a glass of local premium wine.
Celebrate native foods with
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Enjoy an Indigenous four-course meal under the Kakadu stars with Kakadu Full Moon Feast. The night’s host Ben Tyler, Kakadu Kitchen founder and proud Bininj man, brings guests into the culture of the Murumburr clan of Kakadu through stories, activities, and a locally-sourced menu. Each feast features native foods of the season, with event dates chosen as close to the full moon as possible.