10 Australian Luxury Dining Experiences

Gourmet Australian luxury dining experiences are becoming an entire sensory experience. Offering not only the finest flavours, produced by some our world famous chefs, these exceptional dinner dates are taking dining to the next level with the introduction of Australian cultral experiences, exclusive gourmet events and luxury food festivals.

Dine on the freshest regional produce in total luxury at some of Australia’s most iconic destinations, sit with our culinary masters, experiencing Australia’s finest kitchens first hand in a Chef’s Table experience, or mingle with likeminded travellers at exclusive gourmet events and tours around the country. Discover the best 10 extraordinary Australian Luxury Dining Experiences.

 

DINE UNDER THE STARS AT LONGITUDE 131

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory

Dine out on sumptuous outback fare and discover the wonders of the southern night sky.  As you arrive to your dinner setting, enjoy canapes and cocktails as the sun dips below the horizon, and later be mesmerised by indigenous performers with a cultural dance.  Feast on four delicious courses complemented with the finest Australian wines at our outdoor dining venue under the stars. Return to the Dune House for after dinner drinks or float back to your luxury tent, for a deep slumber under the stars.  Table 131° operates subject to weather and climatic conditions.

 

 

 
DESTINATION: LONGITUDE 131
EXPLORE THE REGION: ULURU (AYERS ROCK), NORTHERN TERRITORY

 


 

2. CHEFS PRIVATE COOKING CLASS AT PRETTY BEACH HOUSE

CENTRAL COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES

By appointment, enjoy a private and tailored cooking class in the PBH kitchen and after the lesson, enjoy lunch together with the chef to learn more about their passion. With one of Stefano Manfredi’s expert Chefs always on hand, guests can learn the secrets of the Manfredi kitchen using locally harvested seasonal produce.

 

 
DESTINATION: PRETTY BEACH HOUSE
EXPLORE THE REGION: CENTRAL COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES

 


 

CHEFS TABLE DINING AT VUE DE MONDE

Melbourne, Victoria

Located in a semi private alcove at one end of the kitchen, the Chef’s Table is the ultimate experience for guests wishing to be a part of the kitchen theatre. Suitable for between four and six guests, the table offers an unobstructed view of the kitchen and interaction with the chefs during the meal. 

 

 
DESTINATION: VUE DE MONDE

 


 

 DINE & BATHE AT PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS

 Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 Wake up to the sunrise or enjoy the subtle glow of night lights in one of over twenty unique pools, pamper yourself in spa’s, sauna’s and steam rooms set amongst stunning natural surrounds, then enjoy an a la carte meal in the Spa Dreaming Centre Cafe. Located only moments from our office we love breakfast and bathe, and couldnt think of a finer way to start the day.

 

 
DESTINATION: PENINSULA HOTSPRINGS
EXPLORE THE REGION: MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA

 


 

CANDLELIGHT DINNER CRUISE

Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the setting sun. Tour includes a three course candle light dinner, featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board, and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Cash bar available

 

 
BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE ONLINE WITH VIATOR
EXPLORE THE REGION: DARWIN AND KAKADU, NORTHERN TERRITORY
 

 

ANNUAL GOURMET DINING EVENTS

 

DINE WITH INTERNATIONAL CHEFS AT A BEACH BBQ

Margaret River, Western Australia

The world famous Margaret River Gourmet Escape once again descends on the Margaret River Region for another year, bringing a fantastic line up of amazing food, fine wines, great beer and celebrity chefs.

This ultimate of culinary adventures will deliver a program showcasing the best of WA and the region through a lauded line up of food and wine personalities and unique events.  This culinary extravaganza will deliver a world-class festival, with special events that offer Australian and international visitors food and wine experiences like no other. We hope to see this event back in 2023.

 

Photo By: Russell Ord Photography ( www.russellordphoto.com )

 

Visit Margaret River Gourmet Escape Website
EXPLORE THE REGION: MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 


 

8. Southern Safari Cruise

True North, South Australia

The South Australian coast from Kangaroo Island to Ceduna boasts an endless horizon of white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands and sheltered bays – truly one of Australia’s undiscovered gems. The Southern Safari is a stylish journey of discovery with a unique mix of adventure, history and relaxation. It is also a gourmet delight – sample the McLaren’s finest wines, southern bluefin from Port Lincoln – the tuna fishing capital of Australia, Coffin Bay oysters and delectable King George whiting and blue swimmer crab from beautiful Streaky Bay. There’s plenty of excitement too when we cage dive with the great white sharks of the Neptune Islands, snorkel with the ‘tuna cowboys’ off Lincoln and swim with the seals at Stokes Bay.  Picnic on the beach with only penguins for company or try your hand at fishing for snapper and flathead. Hike to the top of Pearson Island or take in the view from our sightseeing tenders as our local guides point out the area’s unique wildlife. 

 

 

DESTINATION: TRUE NORTH | NORTH STAR CRUISES
EXPLORE THE REGION: SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 


9. Top End Wilderness Photo Safari, Bamarru Plains Wilderness Lodge

Northern Territory

Richard I’Anson – author of the best-selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography and founder of Lonely Planet images, will share his creative experiences as he provides guests with hands-on tuition against the stunning backdrop of Bamurru Plains.

Participants will join a professionally led photographic exploration of the unique wilderness, wildlife and ancient landscapes that characterise Australia’s vast Top End, with exclusive access to Bamurru’s 300 km² area of privately-owned property. Photographers will have access to an amazing array of bird and wildlife on this floodplain property and encounter some spectacular wilderness landscapes in Arnhem Land and Bamurru Plains.
 
The Top End Wilderness Photo Safari will be combined with the classic, indulgent touches and warm hospitality synonymous with Wild Bush Luxury. Guests will sleep in nine comfortable safari bungalows which overlook the surrounding wilderness and will be treated to delicious chef-prepared meals each day. A central lounge area, well-stocked library and an outdoor swimming pool offer opportunities to wind down after a day behind the camera.
 

 
 
 
 

 

DESTINATION: BAMARRU PLAINS | WILD BUSH LUXURY

EXPLORE THE REGION: DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY

 


 

ARTICLE WRITTEN BY
Oceania Luxury Travel Co.
Digital travel publication FiveStarAustralia.com | Luxury tourism network specialising in bespoke and experiential travel across Oceania.