Food & WIne

Australia’s most famous road trip will reward you with many culinary treats to experience along the way. Take time to explore at a pace that will allow you to visit the wineries, call in at the farm gates and to chat to the local producers and farmers.

The city of Geelong offers many eateries and boutique bars and celebrates its food and wine scene each November with the Toast to the Coast Wine and Food Festival. The beautiful Bellarine seaside villages are worth exploring for their wineries, cider and food trails. For a unique experience try some fine dining on the Q Train, a gastronomic journey along the heritage railway line between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

As you journey towards the Great Ocean Road you can visit Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre and sample some indigenous inspired dishes with native ingredients. And of course further down the road you will come across the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, watch the chocolatiers at work making their amazing chocolate creations. 

The Coast will offer you many opportunities to buy locally caught fresh seafood, purchase locally brewed beers and even ice cream! Timboon Fine Ice Cream has 24 farm fresh ice cream flavours to choose from. Try the historic dining room of the Merrijig Inn featuring seasonal and local food.

Journey into the Grampians via Dunkeld and The Royal Mail Hotel a celebrated and multi-award winning fine dining treat. The wineries in this region are plentiful and the Pyrenees wine region is where some of Australia’s best cold-climate reds are grown.

Returning home through Ballarat and Daylesford region’s you will be spoilt for farm gates and local produce being featured in menu’s at Craig’s Royal Hotel or the famous Lake House.

This part of South West Victoria will offer you many tasty treats and reward your palette.