A Taste of Australia
11 days of wine, wonderful scenery and Australia's vibrant culinary culture
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Every detail taken care of
- Privately guided winery tours and culinary experiences
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Internal flights and private transfers
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Discover the exciting food and wine of Australia on this luxury ten night culinary adventure.
Begin in Hunter Valley, a little way north of Sydney in New South Wales, a beautiful area of rolling hills that is home to the country’s oldest vineyards, charming towns and some great restaurants. Take a backstage tour of a winery, try local cheeses and be introduced to the traditions of Australian cuisine.
Next up is vibrant Melbourne, Australia’s cultural heart with a restaurant scene to match. Explore the city with a resident foodie to get an insider’s taste of Melbourne’s edible identity through its multicultural neighbourhoods and tour several local boutique wineries in the nearby Yarra Valley.
Fly south to the rugged island of Tasmania and its capital, Hobart, which is rapidly establishing itself as a new culinary centre, it’s wonderful produce attracting celebrated chefs from across Australia. Spend an unforgettable day flying between the mountains aboard a helicopter visiting whisky distilleries and winemakers. Finally, after a night in Perth, spend your last two days discovering the famous wineries and stunning coast of Margaret River with some exclusive tastings and tours.
Example Trip Itinerary
New South Wales
Meet and greet at Sydney airport
Private transfer to the Hunter Valley
Accommodation in New South Wales
- 12 rooms
Escape the rush of city life and take some time to relax surrounded by acres of private vineyards and bushland at the luxurious Spicers Vineyards Estate in Hunter Valley. Ideal for intimate getaways, the estate boasts 12 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites. Ground floor rooms open out onto a spacious veranda, while first floor suites offer views of the vineyards and mountains. Enjoy the tranquility of the mornings in a private courtyard, and spend the evenings relaxing in front of an open fireplace in your room. Fresh and seasonal ingredients take centre stage at Restaurant Botanica, as does the award-winning wine list. Guest can also dine out on the terrace, in the private Harvest Room, or outdoors. The estate also offers access to private wine tours, beer and local produce tasting experiences and hot air ballooning. Active guests can explore the region on mountain bikes or horse back, while those looking to revitalize can book an indulgent treatment or two at Spa Anise.
Just a couple of hours north from Sydney, the rolling hills of Hunter Valley are home to some of the oldest and most celebrated wine producers in Australia as well as charming towns and villages, great restaurants, and splendid national parks such as Upper Hunter and Barrington Tops. Vineyard and winery tours are the foremost way to experience the Hunter Valley, and foodies are well catered for with a range of gourmet experiences here, but you can also explore the region by mountain bike, horse or hot air balloon, and discover the past on historic colonial and Aboriginal rock art tours.
Take a privately guided behind the scenes winery tour around a popular Hunter Valley Winery. Meet the wine making team, try wines straight from the barrel (as well as the bottle!) and enjoy a cheese plate overlooking the vines.
Private transfer to Sydney airport
Flight from Sydney to Melbourne
Accommodation in Melbourne
- 34 rooms
- Two restaurants
- Rooftop swimming pool
Flinders Lane was once the heart of Melbourne’s thriving rag trade. The skinny, 1930s concrete building that now houses the Adelphi was once a soft goods warehouse but in the hands of a team of architects who bought it in the late 80s, it was turned into a wonderfully unique boutique hotel. The redesign is the brainchild of Melbourne-based design studio, Hachem, and as soon as you enter, you immediately know you are somewhere special. A large horse and carriage sculpture doubles up as the reception desk, ceilings are dotted with mirrored tiles and bold modern art pieces adorn the walls. The colours and textures of the hotel are inspired by sweets and desserts, and rich chocolate tones abound alongside stools in the shape of liquorice allsorts and cherry-shaped light installations. Rooms are characterised by geometric carpets, bold prints and colourful fabrics but the cream-coloured walls and sophisticated design touches ensure rooms remain elegant and on the right side of quirky. Flinders King rooms occupy the corners of the buildings, large windows flooding them with natural light and offering views out over Flinders Lane. The Palatial Suite features a separate bedroom and living area separated by a central hallway and with space for extra beds, it is a great option for families. As its name suggests, the cuisine at Om Nom tantaslises the taste buds, its meticulous presentation a real feast for the eyes. In this intimate setting, treat yourself to carefully crafted dishes and signature desserts enjoyed alongside fine wine, craft beer and expertly mixed cocktails. Located beneath the hotel is Ezard, where east meets west in a wonderful fusion menu.
- 240 rooms
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
Located in the buzzing metropolis of Melbourne, the Park Hyatt is an endearing blend of the old world and the new. The hotel features 240 spacious rooms boasting Italian marble bathrooms. The suites feature dark wood, polished metal and plush fabrics some with views overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Dining at the Park Hyatt is varied, from the international inspirations of radii restaurant & bar to memorable afternoon teas which offer fresh scones, delicate desserts and a varied supply of robust teas and coffees. For that most relaxing of experiences, indulge in a treatment at the spa, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, work out in the fitness centre or enjoy a game of tennis.
- 482 rooms
- 10 restaurants
- Indoor pool
Located in the city of Melbourne on Australia’s southeast coast, Crown Towers rises over the Yarra River and affords guests sweeping vistas of the skyline. The 482 rooms and suites are spacious, affording you an insight into the lives of the rich and famous. Decked out with contemporary flair and chic designs, your stay in this iconic Melbourne landmark will not lack in grand comfort and stately refinement. There is a dazzling selection of dining options. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal offers modern takes on 14th century British recipes while both Koko and Nobu offer flavours from Japan. Bistro Guillaume is a nod to France’s neighbourhood bistros, Rosetta focuses on Italian fine-dining and the Conservatory’s menu is both local and international. Silks is Asian-themed with interiors reminiscent of great Eastern mansions, The Atlantic specialises in seafood and the Spice Temple is a dedication to regional Chinese cuisine. Lastly, you can always keep it simple at the Rockpool Bar & Grill. There is no better way to end your day, or begin it for that matter, than a session spent at Australia’s most celebrated wellness centre, the Crown Spa. You will be sure to leave feeling rejuvenated and energised. After time spent at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, you can always go for a leisurely dip in the large indoor pool or let go in the sauna and steam baths.
Melbourne sits at the end of Port Phillip Bay, split by the winding Yarra River, with its suburbs reaching out around the shoreline. With handsome Victorian-era architecture, museums, galleries, theatres, green parks, and an innovative art and nightlife scene, this is undoubtedly Australia’s cultural heart. It’s also a city known for a collective obsession with coffee, the aromas of roasting beans fill the air, with hip cafes and delis at every turn, and love of sport, especially Australian rules football, cricket, horse racing and motorsport.
Spend the day with an expert in Melbourne’s local culinary identity. Go on an edible tour through the city’s fascinating multi-cultural neighbourhoods - Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese and more. Have lunch at one of Melbourne's burgeoning restaurant precincts and visit an underground city cheese room.
Visit several local boutique wineries in the Yarra Valley, just a short drive from Melbourne. Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with one of the region's most recognised wine makers with a matched Yarra Valley produce plate. If you would like to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife, visit the Healsville Wildlife Sanctuary, and have lunch at a local vineyard restaurant.
Private transfer to Melbourne Airport
Flight from Melbourne to Hobart
Private transfer to your Tasmanian hotel
Accommodation in Tasmania
- 8 villas
- Heated pool
The Museum of Old and New Art, founded by David Walsh, is one of Tasmania’s biggest attractions. MONA Pavilions consists of eight pavilions, perched on the banks of the River Derwent, each named after an Australian architect or artist. Sharp geometric shapes and stylish furniture fill the interiors of these unique architectural marvels, each featuring artwork from the MONA collection. Each pavilion features a kitchen, wine bar, and a balcony from which guests can look out over the river. The Source restaurant, which takes its name from the John Olsen painting that hangs from the ceiling of the foyer, is all about sourcing local produce and creating a menu of fresh, uncomplicated dishes. The Cellar Door, the hotel’s own microbrewery, has an extensive list of Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer, while the Void Bar is the place to go for an expertly mixed cocktail accompanied by live music. Guests can enjoy a swim in the heated infinity pool or a session in the sauna and of course, explore the wonderful MONA Museum, whose galleries are filled with antiquities as well as modern and contemporary artworks.
- 114 suites
MACq 01 sits in the heart of the harbour in the charming city of Hobart and is designed to be a true reflection of Tasmania, inspired by its people, culture and character. There are 114 rooms and suites, each one linked to a real character central to the story of Tasmania. Everyone from heroes and villains to explorers and inventors is represented and these people are divided into five categories: hearty and resilient, fighting believers, grounded yet exceptional, curious and creative, and colourful and quirky. Rooms are bright and spacious, and most come with a private balcony looking out over the Derwent Estuary or historic Hunter Street. Throughout the hotel there are pieces of history, tales and fables that make up Tasmania’s rich and unique history. See and be seen at the hotel bar, where you can make your choice from a comprehensive drinks list that includes cocktails, fine wines and local liquor. The restaurant boasts magnificent views of the Hobart waterfront and its decor has has been inspired by the early industries of Tasmania, including whaling, shipping, farming and mining. This lovely port city has plenty to keep you busy, including the world-renowned Salamanca Market, the Museum of Old and New Art and a host of great restaurants and bars.
- 56 rooms
- Art gallery
One of only a handful of art hotels in the world, the Henry Jones expertly blends heritage and contemporary design, and enjoys a unique location in Hobart’s original waterfront warehouses. The site’s history dates back to 1804 and at one time the buildings hosted the nation’s most successful companies, including Henry Jones’ jam factory. Henry Jones was one of Australia’s most successful businessmen and the first Tasmanian to be knighted. Everything is considered here, with award-winning architecture and furniture design complimenting the artwork itself. Over 500 original and contemporary works of art are exhibited throughout the hotel, showcasing Tasmania’s leading and emerging artists. There are 56 rooms, all with individual traits and characteristics. Many have retained original features such as the 19th-century sandstone walls and rough-hewn timber window frames that frame views of the harbour, city and mountains. The Peacock and Jones restaurant is inspired by Tasmanian produce and the changing seasons, while the Jam Packed Café brews up aromatic coffees and serves delicious craft beer. The IXL Long Bar is ideal for relaxing and enjoying an expertly mixed cocktail or glass of Australian wine. You’re ideally situated to explore bustling Hobart and the hotel can arrange for classic car rental for a drive out into the countryside. If wildlife is more your thing, there are several reserves nearby as well as cruises that show off Tasmania’s ocean scenery.
The city of Hobart, Tasmania’s state capital, was founded in 1804, and is a place where the old meets the new. Victorian portside warehouses and historic gardens are mixed with cutting edge restaurants, galleries and cafes, Australia’s oldest brewery contrasting with ultra-modern wineries, a vibe encapsulated at the incredible MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Mingle with the locals at the weekly Salamanca Market where you’ll find fine local produce, artisan crafts and antiques. It's also a fantastic base from which to explore the rest of the island's wild interior.
Your helicopter tour will depart from Cambridge Aerodrome, heading to the Tasman Bridge, flying over Hobart City. Follow the Derwent River, then head over to Kempton for your first stop - the Redlands Estate Distillery. On completion of a whisky tasting and tour, we then track inland to Bothwell, the location of Nant Distillery. Enjoy a light snack and whisky tasting. We then fly over the Coal River Valley for a landing near Lark Distillery with an option of Lark Distillery tasting. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at Frogmore Creek Wines at your own pace, before heading back to Hobart.
Private transfer to Hobart airport
Flight from Hobart to Perth
Private transfer to your hotel in Perth
Accommodation in Perth
- 48 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Lounge bar
- Indoor pool
Immerse yourself in contemporary luxury in the recently revitalised historic heart of Perth, at COMO The Treasury. Housed in the city’s 140-year-old State Buildings, this ornate hotel, flanked by modern high-rises, boasts a stylish interior. Crisp lines and natural hues are bathed in light, making for a serene, elegant and refreshing atmosphere. The hotel’s 48 rooms feature original high ceilings, cornices and balconies, and offer views of the city, Cathedral Square, Stirling Gardens or the Swan River through oversized windows. Handcrafted European furnishings add to both the style and comfort. Dine at Wildflower, set within a rooftop area on the fourth floor with sweeping views of the Swan River. Executive Chef Jed Gerrard’s contemporary menu is farmer-and-forager-driven and revolves around the indigenous six seasons. He and his team work with the finest produce Western Australia has to offer. For something a little less formal, neo-bistro Post serves modern seasonal cuisine. Make the most of your stay and spend some time at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. The spa specialises in hands-on healing, combining traditional Eastern techniques with the very latest trends in holistic wellbeing. Guests can participate in group or private yoga, Pilates and personal training sessions, or make use of the indoor pool.
Enjoy an evening in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia state, a wonderfully laid back and cosmopolitan place that has been voted as one of the most liveable modern cities, not just in Australia, but in the world.
Private transfer to Margaret River
Accommodation in Margaret River
- 22 rooms
- Private residence
- Spa treatments
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
Cape Lodge, a boutique country house hotel, lies in the heart of Margaret River wine country. Here you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate surrounded by the ruggedly beautiful coastline, majestic forests and boutique wineries of the region. Choose between 22 stylish rooms with serene garden views or lake vistas. Sitting privately on three acres of land, The Private Residence is a secluded haven that can accommodate up to eight people. Interiors are light and understated with an emphasis on beautiful fabrics, marble surfaces, polished timber floors and works by well-known Australian artists. The Cape Lodge Restaurant features seasonal, local and home-grown produce sourced from the nearby ocean, local farms and the hotel’s own kitchen garden. Dishes are fresh and innovative and complemented by an extensive wine list. Dine in the lakeside restaurant, the guest lounge or the privacy of your suite. For those who not only enjoy eating sumptuous meals, but creating them as well, Executive Chef Michael Elfwing offers cooking classes where guests can learn to how to present a three-course menu. Use seasonal local produce as the chef shares some of his tips and recipes, then sit down to a Long Table Lunch in the Cape Lodge Restaurant. The hotel also offers a selection of spa treatments, scenic tours of the Margaret River area, as well as whale watching and surfing outings.
Margaret River, south of Perth, is a rich wine producing region that also has dozens of top quality surf spots, a rugged coast, lush forests and great blooming patches of wild flowers. There is a distinct collection of wines, cheeses, ice-creams and craft beer, produced here, coming together in a large artisanal community of craftsmen and connoisseurs, together making this area a must for foodies.
Arrive at Vasse Felix, the first and foremost winery in Margaret River. Walk through the region’s oldest vines, followed by a private tasting of the of the wine collection. A three course lunch then awaits, paired perfectly with some of the region's best wines.
A private guide will take you on a coastal journey to experience the raw beauty and nature of the Margaret River Region, completing a section of the Cape-to-Cape track. Leaving from Smiths Beach and traversing to Canal Rocks, guests will explore the magnificent coastline, rock pools, wildflowers wildlife, bush foods, and cultural history. Finish with a cheese board whilst observing the stunning formations of Canal Rocks and watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Start your day at Voyager Estate for an expertly guided tasting of the estate's latest releases and museum vintages of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, as well as two styles of Sauvignon Blanc Semillon as a comparative tasting.
Then visit Leeuwin Estate where you will celebrate fine wine, food and the arts. Be welcomed with a glass of Brut and an overview of the history of the region, Leeuwin Estate, their world class Leeuwin Concert Series and the philosophy behind their winemaking. You will be escorted on a behind the scenes tour of the winemaking process, incorporating a visit to the Art Gallery to view the collection of contemporary Australian artworks commissioned for the famous Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' labels. You will then be seated for a tutored wine tasting of five Leeuwin Estate wines, each accompanied by perfectly matched canapés. Your experience will continue in the award winning restaurant where you will enjoy the range of five wines accompanied by a seasonal menu including house baked bread and olive oil, a choice of mains and desserts, a farm cheese and tea or coffee.
Private transfer to Perth Airport
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