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Monday, 9 November 2020

Tasmania shines in new Lonely Planet guide to weekend getaways

A new Lonely Planet guide serves up 40 perfect culinary weekends in Australia and New Zealand - and Tasmania is one of the stars of the show. 

Bruny Island, the Cradle Coast, Tamar Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley all feature as recommendations. 

Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula and New South Wales’ Tweed Valley are also heralded as being among the best gourmet regions in Australia.

“This book showcases why Australia is considered such a heavyweight on the global gourmet scene,” boasts the pre-release blurb. 

“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. ” 


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


“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.” 

The Australian regions covered in Gourmet Trails Australia and New Zealand are:

·       New South Wales – Byron Bay, Kangaroo Valley, Tweed Valley, Shoalhaven and Sydney

·       Queensland – Granite Belt, Atherton Tablelands, The Gold Coast and Brisbane

·       South Australia – The Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide & the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley

·       Tasmania – Bruny Island, The Cradle Coast, Tamar Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley

·       Victoria – The Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, King Valley, the Goldfields, Bellarine Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and Melbourne

·       Western Australia – Margaret River, Swan Valley

·       ACT – Canberra

·       Northern Territory – Darwin


Gourmet Trails Australia & New Zealand hits bookstores today. RRP $39.99.

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