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It's time to get behind the wheel and create your own gourmet escape in Perth and Margaret River.

It’s time to get behind the wheel and create your own gourmet escape in Perth and Margaret River.

Western Australia promises a treat for all your senses when you embark on a gourmet road trip holiday throughout the state.

Fresh produce, world-renowned wines, culinary artisans galore and a buzzing gourmet restaurant scene: Perth and the Margaret River Region attract foodies from all over the country in search of a gourmet experience in some of the most stunningly beautiful regions of Western Australia.

Here’s what’s on the menu on the other side of the country…


Swan Valley gourmet delights

Swan Valley, Perth

Stay in the city and savour the gourmet fruits of Perth on a weekend escape.

Stroll along the Crown Promenade grazing as you go at the ample restaurants scattered throughout the city, including inside heritage buildings – such as the COMO The Treasury, located inside 19th-century State Buildings – and hidden in laneways.

Stop for a drink or two at the cosy bars en route and sample some of the region’s finest wines.

The next day, drive through Perth’s very own pantry, the Swan Valley and sip some of the finest premium West Australian wines whilst gorging on fine chocolate, artisanal cheese, local honey and other wine-friendly fare.


Celebrate the gods of food and wine

Gourmet Feast in the Valley, Perth

Showcasing world-class culinary talent from Australia and abroad, as well as tasty drops, fresh produce and musical entertainment, the 10-day Western Australia Gourmet Escape, presented by Westpac, is a hedonistic celebration of the finest food and wine. And this year, the event is bigger than ever!

Spread out across the Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River, this food and wine festival is easy to get to in your own set of wheels and is an absolute must for any self-respecting foodie.

This year’s Western Australia Gourmet Escape festival runs from Friday November 8 until Sunday November 17, check out how to get your tickets here.


Taste the best of Margaret River

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River

The world-renowned Margaret River Region is a hotbed of the finest wines, craft breweries and distilleries, along with some of Mother Nature’s best.

Located a three hour drive south of Perth, visit the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River on the north-facing beach of Bunker Bay for a piece of serenity overlooking Cape Naturaliste National Park.

Of course, choose from their extensive wine menu for a taste of the region’s best drops.

The next day, drive an hour to Leeuwin Estate and take the Ultimate Leeuwin Wine and Food Experience.

Not only is this tour an elegant introduction to this magnificent estate, but it’s also a gastronomical journey through the culinary landscape of the Margaret River Region. It will leave you wanting more!


Bathers Beach, Fremantle

Have we stirred your appetite yet? Then contact Viva Holidays today for a range of holiday packages that will satisfy your die-hard foodie fantasies.


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