A Foodie’s Guide to a Holiday in Australia



If a holiday for you means trying out as much food as you possibly can while in foreign territory, then check out this mini-guide to taking a foodie holiday in Australia.

Where should I visit?

Melbourne, Australia’s cultural and arty hub is by far one of the best places to try out some of Australia’s finest cuisine. Some of the best restaurants in the country can be found in Melbourne including the Vue de Monde and the Press Club.

However, there are a range of other cheaper restaurants like The Hardware Societe and Three Bags Full, which both offer more reasonably priced fare.

When should I go?

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival takes place in the first weeks of March, so it’s highly recommended to visit then, as this is a major event on any Australian foodie’s calendar.

What should I eat?

Australia is influenced in part by British cuisine and as such has its fair share of fish and chips on the menu. However, their seafood should not be under-appreciated and you should gorge yourself on lobster and tuna, which is much cheaper and more widely available than in the UK.

Of course, there are some more unusual dishes on offer too, like kangaroo meat, anzac biscuits and soda bread called damper, which shouldn’t be looked over.

Do I need to make any special travel arrangements?

You’ll need an ETA tourist visa which lets you stay in the country for three months – plenty of time to explore all the hottest food joints!



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