If you think that wine regions are just about wine tastings and lunch pairings, then you are in for a big surprise! Besides a reputation for fine wine and some of the world’s best cellar doors, Australia’s wineries also offer a blend of unique activities.
Planning a day trip or long vacation among vineyards? Here are some of Australia’s best wine regions, guaranteed to keep you in high spirits with non-stop fun and delicious wines. Most of these wine regions are a short drive from the city — rent a car, appoint a designated driver and bring along a jacket, as it can get pretty cool in the evenings.
You may have heard about kangaroo steaks and crocodile jerky under the stars. But you don’t have to go to extremes to taste delicious Australian treats. Good food is easy to find in Australia and it’s probably why in a recent ABC news article, chef extraordinaire Heston Blumenthal called Australia’s food scene an example for the rest of the world.
Throughout Sydney and beyond into the city’s outer suburbs, restaurants are increasingly using Halal certified ingredients in their dishes. This is no new thing in Australia, particularly in Sydney, which boasts the highest population of Muslims in the country.
Australians love coffee – in fact, you could describe it as a national obsession. Baristas train for years to perfect the art of the espresso shot and roasters source beans from far-flung corners of the globe to ensure the best flavour. Australia even has its own unique style of coffee – the “flat white” – an espresso coffee with hot steamed milk. But even the most faithful caffeine addict needs a change eventually. Maybe that’s why, in 2017, a new craze is sweeping the country and dominating Instagram feeds: weird and wonderful flavoured lattes that may or may not contain coffee but always pack a punch. Some are sweet, some are savoury and many are made with exotic milk varieties.