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Unmissable Foodie Experience: WA Gourmet Escape

9th October 2019

Over eight magical days, indulge in Western Australia’s gourmet food and wine scene with a bespoke travel package that takes you to the heart of the region’s most prestigious culinary destinations.

 

Begin your journey in WA’s sun-soaked capital, Perth.

Make the most of Australia’s golden city and explore Perth’s unique attractions over three beautiful spring nights. Visit Kings Park and take in the breathtaking views of the Swan River, or spend a relaxing evening at one of Perth’s 19 pristine beaches. Watch that picture-perfect Indian Ocean sunset you’ve always dreamed about.

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Cottesloe Beach, Perth
Cottesloe Beach, Perth

Within the iconic State Buildings in the CBD, experience some of Perth’s most celebrated restaurants, including Wildflower, Long Chim, and Petition, and if you want to carry-on into the night, Perth is flush with small bars and vibrant nightspots.

Don’t miss Elizabeth Quay located on the Swan River foreshore. The famous Quay shines with a lively festival scene, alfresco dining, outdoor markets, and views that won’t disappoint.

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Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Elizabeth Quay, Perth

 

Venture into Swan Valley

Just twenty-five minutes outside the city, the Swan Valley is Western Australia's oldest wine region. Alongside its charming wineries you'll find internationally renowned cellars, acclaimed boutique breweries, and local producers.

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Swan Valley, Western Australia
Swan Valley, Western Australia

Gourmet Feast in the Valley on the 9th & 10th of November is not to be missed. Lovers of fine gastronomy will celebrate the artisanal food, local wines, celebrity chefs, and live music at the spectacular Sandalford Estate in the Swan Valley. Watch in awe as brilliant celebrity chefs, Marco Pierre White and Jess Pryles sear, sizzle, and grill over the ‘Fire Pit’, demonstrating their sublime craft. Allow the live music to entertain you into the night with the likes of The Rubens and Abbe May taking the stage.

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Gourmet Feast in the Valley, Swan Valley, Western Australia
Gourmet Feast in the Valley, Swan Valley, Western Australia

 

Journey to WA’s premier Margaret River region

Delight in Australia’s only wine-region that combines world-class food with pristine beaches, tall-timber forests, renowned surf breaks, and ancient caves. The spectacular landscape of the Margaret River region is your playground for five incredible nights.

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Sugarloaf Rock, Margaret River, Western Australia
Sugarloaf Rock, Margaret River, Western Australia

Between the must-attend events at Western Australia Gourmet Escape, sample Margaret River’s signature blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and then discover why the area is an internationally recognised producer of premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. You won’t need to travel far to enjoy fine restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries, and an abundance of fresh produce. It’s all here. For the adventurous at heart, the region is known for rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, and canoeing. Whale watching and fishing are also popular.

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Margaret River, Western Australia
Margaret River, Western Australia

The Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ on Friday 15 November is the Western Australia Gourmet Escape’s signature event, held at the picturesque Castle Rock Beach in Dunsborough. With a breathtaking ocean view as your backdrop, enjoy canapés and drinks on arrival as culinary superstars from Australia and abroad make this a night to remember. David Chang from New York’s legendary Momofuku restaurant empire will bring a taste of his enviable menu to an already outstanding feast.

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Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ at Castle Rock Beach in Dunsborough, Western Australia
Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ at Castle Rock Beach in Dunsborough, Western Australia

 

A celebration of culinary delights

For fine foodies, the package has one final surprise. The Gourmet Village on the 16th rounds out your journey in the beautiful surrounds of Leeuwin Estate Winery. Delight in fresh food, quaffable wines and discover delectable pop-up bars and restaurants from over 150 local producers, all the while rubbing shoulders with world-class chefs. Take full advantage of the hands-on cooking workshops, artisan delights, and cellar door tastings.

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The Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery, Wester Australia
The Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery, Wester Australia

This refined journey is designed to excite the senses and satisfy cravings to sample the finer things in life. This trip effortlessly showcases the best Western Australia Gourmet Escape has to offer so that you can make the most of every moment. 

 

Talk to your local Travel Associates adviser to organise your trip.