Gourmet Experiences in NSW
With truffles, wine, prime meats, fish, oysters, honey and other delights, NSW is enticing for lovers of fine food and wine. On delicious food and wine tours you’ll meet farmers, graziers, winemakers, cheesemakers and beekeepers. You can join truffle hunts, catch mud crabs or visit oyster bars.
There are delectable food and wine festivals, too. You’ll find acclaimed restaurants dotted around Regional NSW, many in the beautiful wine regions. And you can even cast a line at the Eucumbene Trout Farm in the Snowy Mountains and cook your own fresh catch on the barbecues at the farm.
Savour oysters grown in pristine estuaries on the North Coast, such as Stones Oysters near Taree, and and in the Port Macquarie region. On the unspoilt South Coast is Australia’s Oyster Coast where you can taste plump oysters at various locations, including:
- Jim Wild’s Oyster Service at Greenwell Point
- Oyster Shed and Pearly Oyster Bar in Batemans Bay
- Tathra Oysters in Tathra
- Broadwater Oysters, Captain Sponges and in Pambula
Foodscape Tours will introduce you to the South Coast’s delicacies, visiting specialty retailers, vineyards, farms and growers. The Bite around Berry walking tour is a delightful experience of the charming town’s local gourmet food scene, and the Winescape tour visits up to four wineries.
Truffles are another delicacy, especially Perigord black truffles - nicknamed black diamonds because of their market value. You can enjoy truffle hunting and lunch at Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines near Cooma, Turalla Truffles near Bungendore, and Lowes Mount Truffiere in the Blue Mountains.
For tender beef and lamb, mouth-watering experiences include Maugers Paddock to Plate Tours in Robertson, a postcard rural escape in the Southern Highlands. The Meet the Beef tour at in Batlow, home of the iconic Big Apple, concludes with a three-course lunch.
For more gourmet treats, visit makers of fine cheese such as the ABC Cheese Factory in the lovely heritage area of Tilba, in the Eurobodalla. In Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, are the Hunter Valley Cheese Company and Binnorie Dairy. In nearby Muswellbrook is Hunter Belle Cheese.