Lonely Planet serves up 40 perfect culinary weekends in Australia and New Zealand

Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, Tasmania’s Bruny Island, South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula and New South Wales’ Tweed Valley heralded as amongst the best gourmet regions in Australia. As many states and territories emerge from lockdown and as domestic borders look to reopen Lonely Planet has delivered the perfect culinary companion to weekends in food and wine country.

“This book showcases why Australia is considered such a heavyweight on the global gourmet scene,” boasts Lonely Planet, which celebrates Australia’s ultimate culinary experiences with the release of its latest title from the Lonely Planet Food imprint Gourmet Trails Australia & New Zealand hitting stores on November 9, 2020.  

Having tasted their way around our massive country the team of Lonely Planet writers have delivered a definitive showcase of Australia’s epicurean regions tailoring itineraries that celebrate our vibrant local produce and the creative minds that deliver these culinary delights. “With an abundance of hip restaurants, food markets, craft-beer breweries, micro-distilleries, vineyards, coffee roasters, cheesemakers and culinary specialists you don’t have to go any further than our own backyard to experience world class produce,” says Lonely Planet. 

“I think this may have been the best job I’ve ever done for Lonely Planet,” muses contributing author Chris Zeiher.  “We collectively ate and drank our way around Australia to come up with these amazing weekend itineraries in some of our countries prettiest spots,” Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher says.  

“Part of the joy of Gourmet Trails Australia and New Zealand is that we’re able to introduce you to the minds behind these businesses but also create these easy-to-follow itineraries to enable travellers to discover these places themselves and indulge in the same delicious experiences we had,” says Zeiher. “This is a celebration of Australia’s culinary ingenuity and, with domestic border restrictions starting to relax, now is the perfect time for travellers to experience it,”

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