Delicious gifts for Foodies

Delicious gifts for Foodies

Bust their neverending hunger with one of these delicious foodie gifts around Australia. Their stomach will thank you.
Imogen Jeffries

We've rounded up our favourite experiences throughout Australia that will give a friend, partner, or family member the chance to experience the plethora of flavours, delicacies, and culinary hotspots that Australia has to offer.

Experience the tastes of Melbourne's historic food district, the breadth of seafood along the Gold Coast, or some of Sydney's top fine dining establishments. Wine, cheese or chocolate lover? We've got that covered too.

In Melbourne

A large part of Melbourne's appeal is found in its bulging food scene, and in recent years, the city has put Australia on the map with highbrow destinations, brunch hotspots, burger joints, and first-rate hubs of Asian Pacific flavours. Often, Melbourne can appear overwhelming with this overabundance of food, proving difficult for those looking to taste it all.

Here, we unravel some of the best food tours in Melbourne that makes for a great gift, ensuring your loved one or friend can experience all the flavours that Melbourne has to offer during their visit - especially if they are cut for time.

1.Coffee, Dumpling & Macaroon Walking Tours | Melbourne

Gift a friend or family member a delicious walking tour around Melbourne for their next big occasion. You can choose to gift a coffee walking tour, a macaroon walking tour, or a dumpling walk tour, depending on what they would prefer to taste test. There's also a rooftop bar walking tour and one that combines all three of the delicious highlights; coffee, macarons and dumplings.

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2.Queen Victoria Market Food Tour | Melbourne

If your recipient will be more interested in enjoying the historical facets of the city, the Melbourne Queen Victoria Food Tour is an excellent gift idea. During the 2-hour walking tour, foodies can delve into the local goodies at Queen Victoria Food Market, while learning all about the historic marketplace of Melbourne. During the tour, guests can help themselves to seafood, local cheeses, fresh produce and handmade chocolates.

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In Darwin

Today, Darwin is a mixing pot of different foods and delicacies that have arrived over the years through colonialism and tourism. Most of the food here falls under the adored surf'n'turf which draws upon Darwin?s rich marine supply of oysters, prawns and white fish.

But rivalling the renowned freshwater fish scene in Darwin is the abundance of Asian-fusion cuisine. One can find food hailing from Korea, India, Thai, China, and Sri Lanka that have made their mark on the town with bubbling green dishes, salty broths, curries and samosas found at Parap Village Markets, and at the 60-stall open-air market, Mindil Beach.

3.Buffet Dinner Cruise | Darwin

If you're in search of a gift for someone dear to you travelling, or currently living in Darwin, one of the best experiences is The Darwin Buffet Dinner Cruise. Foodies can embark on a sunset dinner and cruise out on the Timor Sea while enjoying all of the robust culinary goods Darwin has to offer. The cruise is based out of Stokes Hill Wharf and departs at 6 pm for a return at 8:30 pm. The cruise includes a buffet with the richest and freshest locally caught seafood, exceptional tour commentary, and beautiful views of the tranquil ocean and sunset. The cruise is open from April to December.

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On the Gold Coast

Gifting for a foodie in Queensland has proven quite the easy task, as there are hundreds of food and wine experiences on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Regional towns alone. Queensland's rich food and wine industries continue to bring over 20 million tourists, and Aussies alike, to the state every year.

4.Fables Restaurant Seafood Buffet | Gold Coast

In Surfers Paradise, purchase the Seafood Buffet Dinner at Fables restaurant. The restaurant is nestled in the renowned Mantra Legends Hotel and guests can enjoy a seafood buffet dinner including fresh prawns, locally caught fish, oysters, mussels and all the fixings. Looking for a gift for that special someone? The elegant restaurant makes for a great date night, especially for those that are known to enjoy an extensive spread of fresh Gold Coast seafood.

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5.Sage Restaurant Ocean & Earth Platter | Gold Coast

Head further down the Gold Coast to Broadbeach where you can find the beachside Sage Restaurant and Pizzeria in all its glory. Sage offers an Ocean and Earth Platter for 2 (including Premium wine) where diners can enjoy some of the most glorious meals on earth: sirloin steak, Byron Bay pork and Lamb cutlets, Fresh Pacific natural oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, Tasmanian smoked salmon, and king prawns - with an equally tasty grand bottle of premium wine to top it off.

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6.Sirromet Premium Wine Tasting Experience | Gold Coast

If you have a loved one or friend that is passionate about all things red, white and rose, then the Sirromet Premium Wine Tasting Experience is the perfect gift. Sirromet Wines has collected a number of international and national wine awards, making it a must-see for locals and visitors. The winery sits in the heart of Queensland's wine district, just an hour north of the Gold Coast.

The Sirromet Premium Wine Tasting Experience includes an hour tour of the grounds and samples of 7 premium wines (usually not available to the public) including the wild yeast fermented Le Sauvage Range, and the Private Collection LM Assemblage (rated 96 points by James Halliday). Tours operate Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm. The tour makes a great gift for couples and families looking to experience some of Queensland's finest wines while visiting the Gold Coast region.

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In Perth

Vibrant Perth is, surprisingly, home to the most restaurants per capita in all of Australia. The eateries found in Perth are spoiled, having access to some of the most produce-rich regions in Australia located just outside the city, and tend to serve up some extremely fresh and local dishes. The state of Western Australia is also home to nine wine regions, comprised of 150 wineries, that continue to yield internationally recognized Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz - and more.

7.Margaret River Wine Tour | Perth

If you're looking for the perfect gift for a wine-o in Western Australia, the Margaret River full day tour should be at the top of the list. Margaret River is a beautiful area home to a number of premium boutique wineries and picturesque landscapes. The wine tour itself will stop at numerous different wineries in the area for tasting and cheese plates. This gift is ideal for couples and friends alike looking for a fun-filled day of wine tasting, and Western Australia sunshine.

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In Adelaide

Adelaide is home to a rampant food and wine scene, and with such a close proximity to Barossa Valley, is internationally recognised as a leading vendor of wine. The city is also home to the largest undercover market in the world. But the southern city also prides itself in the massive chocolate industry (including Haigh's Chocolate, Melba's Chocolates and Confectionery and the Adelaide Chocolate School).

8.Chocolate Tour | Adelaide

Here, we present the Chocolate Tour which is ideal for a lover or friend with a bounteous sweet tooth for fine chocolates, and an itch for caffeine. The 3-hour tour is jam-packed with visits to some of Adelaide?s best coffee and chocolate eateries. A perfect birthday gift for all ages.

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In Sydney

Sydney is a melting pot of food hailing from different cultures around the world. It is also home to a new restaurant on a weekly basis, making it a premier destination for those in search of the trendiest, and most glamorous, eateries in the country. If you're looking for a gift in the vibrant city of Sydney, then look no further.

9.Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining | Sydney

Rather than breaking up your time spent in Surry Hills, Little Italy and China Town in search of the best dumplings and pizza, why not take in the city from above? Your friend or loved one can enjoy exceptional views of the city while dining at the Dinner Experience at Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining. The a la carte dinner specialises in modern and contemporary Australian dishes, all the while offering exceptional 360-degree panoramic views of the city. Why not surprise your loved one with this romantic night out up in the sky, or purchase the gift for a birthday or anniversary.

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10.Sydney Harbour Latin Dinner Show Cruise | Sydney

If you're in search of a gift for someone that is obsessed with food, dancing and having a roaring good time, then try the Latin Dinner and Show Cruise on the Sydney Harbour.

The four-hour journey puts a Latin twist on a Sydney dinner cruise. Passengers can enjoy the city light up in the night sky as they delve into an international-style buffet with a variety of Latin dishes (along with selectable seafood on request). Groove it up to the Latin beats on the dance floor, win prizes and giveaways and enjoy the all-night DJs capped off with delectable desserts, tea, and coffee.

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If you're looking for more experience gift ideas around Australia, then check out our full range of gifts!

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