Gourmet Escape Weekend

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

 

Grab a tasting plate filled with some of the world’s finest food, wine and scenery.

Seekers of premium wines and fine food hit the scenic Margaret River region every November to indulge their greatest passions at the Gourmet Escape. Here, in the heart of one of Australia’s largest wine regions, you’ll get to taste some of the nation’s very best food and wine, inspired by some of the world’s top-rated chefs. But that’s just for starters.

Here is a 3 day weekend suggested itinerary including Busselton and Bunbury stops to get you started.

For more Gourmet Escape information and to pre-book your Gourmet Escape events held in November annually visit www.gourmetescape.com.au.


DAY 1

Morning: Depart from Perth. To coincide with the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, you can base yourself in Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup or Margaret River.

Afternoon: For your first taste of the South West, enjoy lunch in Busselton, overlooking Geographe Bay. Take a stroll or ride the jetty train on the 1.8km long Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. At the end of the jetty you’ll find Australia’s best artificial reef, the Underwater Observatory.

Evening: Check in to your accommodation and head to the Gourmet Beach BBQ at Castle Bay Beach. Enjoy an evening on white sand, beside the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean indulging in culinary creations inspired by a world-class guest chef.

DAY 2

Morning: Return to the coast for breakfast, then onto beautiful Bunker Bay or Prevelly. Explore lookouts of the area and watch the surfers test their skills on some of the best breaks in the world.

Afternoon: Get amongst gourmet escape with your main course at event, The Gourmet Village, filled with the best produce from Western Australia and the stars of the culinary world. Leeuwin Estate Winery will provide the breathtaking backdrop and you can indulge your mind and senses in cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, masterclasses and intimate chef Q&As. A bus service is available, so relax and enjoy the premium wines and hand-crafted beers.

Evening: Take your pick from an array of Gourmet Escape satellite and fringe events, including themed winery dinners, live music and meet-the-winemaker nights.

DAY 3

Morning: Enjoy some of the South West’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders and indulge in a few more fine regional flavours. Drive to Boranup Forest for a morning walk or scenic drive among some of the tallest hardwood trees on Earth. Or descend into the magical underground world of Jewel Cave to see the longest straw stalactite on show in the world.

Lunch: Relax over a long winery lunch or head for the farmers market to pick up some local bites and gourmet treats for the road. 

Afternoon: Make the journey back to Perth for your return flight home allowing atleast 3 hours. Alternatively stop in Bunbury and take in the street art or visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

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