Relaxing Gourmet Getaways to recharge your batteries!

Picnic lunch on Bruny Island Walk
Picnic lunch on Bruny Island Walk
 
 
Australia is rich in fascinating culture, diverse landscapes and spectacular views – so is it any surprise that it is also rich in gourmet getaways that are the ultimate escape from city life? Sometimes the best way to experience a destination is to get to know it through its food, wine and exquisite walks, which is why we have carefully selected these gourmet getaways, guaranteed to showcase the impressive culinary delights, luxury accommodation and gourmet experiences of each region. These hand-picked relaxing getaways have some seriously world class experiences, and one thing that you can be assured of is that you will return home relaxed, rejuvenated and with a full stomach! 
 
 
On the east coast of Tasmania sits Maria Island, a word heritage national park that features spectacular ruins, rugged cliffs and mountains, sweeping bays and abundant wildlife. It is a walker’s paradise with unspoiled wilderness, and the very best guides to bring your walk to life as you explore the best of Maria Island. Take a moment to stop and appreciate the pristine beaches, ancient Blue Gum forests, visit convict settlements and ancient Aboriginal sites, and even an optional climb to the 711-metre summit of Mt. Maria for breathtaking panoramic views over the area. Each evening, relax and enjoy candlelit gourmet dining with comfortable accommodation in two wilderness camps and the restored, heritage-listed Bernacchi House. 
 
 
In the foothills of the forested mountain ranges of the Great Dividing Range is the Scenic Rim – an area renowned for it’s exquisite natural beauty and rural paradise. A combination of forested mountains, lush rainforests, ancient volcanic plateaus and spectacular ridges, the Scenic Rim offers a gourmet walking experience that even the most seasoned of trekkers will delight in. Embark on a 4 day guided journey and learn all about the native animals, vegetation and legends of the land, spending evenings in accommodation that boasts panoramic scenery, comfort and mouthwatering meals. Book now on the Scenic Rim walk and enjoy one of the best luxury walking experiences in Australia. 
 
 
If your idea of staying in Tasmania’s most beautifully preserved natural landscape, teeming with wildlife and stunning cliff top views, then look no further; the Bruny Island Long Weekend is a getaway you simply must indulge in. Meet oyster farmers and enjoy freshly shucked oysters, and drop into the Gourmet Farmer’s Ross O’Meara for some free-range pork that has been slowcooking on their smoker overnight. Jump aboard an adventure wildlife cruise and spot whales, dolphins and lively fur seals, and spend your evenings in luxurious tented camps. This intimate long weekend will get you up close and personal to Bruny Isnand’s highlights! Book your spot now, trips run in October, and December to April. 
 
 
One of the most exceptional highlights of Victoria is it’s stunning coastline, home to the Twelve Apostles that stand tall along the Great Ocean Road. This lodge based guided walk along Australia's most famous stretch of coastline visit you some of the most spectacular destinations, including Johanna Beach, Moonlight Head, The Gables, Wreck Beach and of course the stunning Twelve Apostles. With transfers to eco lodges and chef-prepared meals, your evenings will be spent in comfort as you reminisce the day’s highlights and views! Book now on the Twelve Apostles Walk and experience the dramatic terrain of Victoria’s coast in comfort! 
 
 
Even the experienced campers who have seen it all will delight in South Australia’s Arkaba Walk. Set in the Flinder’s Ranges, this is a chance to see a side of outback Australia in an exclusive and authentic way. On this 3 night, 4 day walk you will be led by experienced and passionate guides who have an abundance of knowledge on the history, wildlife and cultural significance of Arkaba, giving you the chance to be immersed in the story of the land. This classic Aussie “bush walk” includes transfers between camps, so you only need to carry a day pack as you enjoy your hike. Spend evenings in campsites with fine, fresh meals with bush tucker influences, and with fine South Australian wines. Cheers to that! The Arkaban Walk departs Thursdays from March to November, book now
 
 
Discover pristine wilderness, mouth-watering local foods and tranquil accommodations on this idyllic short escape to the beautiful Bay of Fires. Walk along the edge of of Mt. William National Park on Tasmania's pristine East Coast for a glimpse into the wonderfully remote and dramatic landscape that this region is so famous for. Highlights of this trip include the spectacular wilderness, rich wildlife and biodiversity, and of course, exclusive accommodation in the Forester Beach camp and the luxurious Bay of Fires Lodge. Dine on delicious meals crafted from fresh Tasmanian produce and you’re guaranteed an exceptional gourmet getaway without even leaving the country!    
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