22 May 2017
How completely satisfying is biting into a meat pie right out of the oven or a custard-filled tart? The warm, comforting feeling of freshly made food on holiday is exactly what we look for on a winter's day.
Bakeries across Australia are serving up mouth-watering pies, cheesecakes, scrolls, macarons and we can't go on anymore - we're too hungry!
Read up on our top picks for bakeries on your next Journey of Discovery.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD / JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Delizioso! Try a bit of Italy in Melbourne's West at Dolcetti. Sicilian treats that will make you absolutely jump for joy. Traditional biscuits, cheesecakes, cannolis, sugar-dusted pastries and other handmade sweet things line the glass of this establishment.
Our pick? The bite-sized Grapefruit Amaretti.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD
GEELONG: The Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes
Since 1997, this family operated business has been churning out award-winning goods. Taking titles for Australia's Best Gourmet Pie in 2016 and Australia's Best Pie in 2013, The Rolling Pin has the pie down to an art form. From gourmet style chicken carbonara pie to lamingtons for those with a sweet-tooth, this bakery stop will not disappoint.
Our pick? The Country Lamb & Rosemary Pie (judged Australia's Best Gourmet Pie).
HOBART: Daci & Daci Bakers
This city is known for its amazing seafood, but that's not all Hobart can brag about. The food culture here is fun range of different cuisines from around the world. Daci & Daci Bakers is a European style bakehouse making fresh fig & walnut sourdough, belgian chocolate cake and moroccan lamb sausage rolls daily. There's plenty to choose from and fantastic coffee, too!
Our pick? The Spinach, Leek & Feta Pastie.
TO THE SNOW WE GO
JINDABYNE: Trader Joe's Garage - Cafe
Conveniently next to Discovery Parks - Jindabyne, this cafe has the best toasties and coffee in Jindabyne. You'll love the double cheeseburger and their wood-fired pizza nights. Trader Joe's Garage - Cafe is there to warm up your belly after a day on the slopes.
Our pick? The Hawaiian Burger.
MURRAY RIVER ESCAPE
ECHUCA-MOAMA: Moama Bakery
With three locations in the area, pop by the Moama Bakery for a bite to eat before embarking on your tour of the Port of Echuca. The friendly atmosphere is the best setting for a family lunch by the Murray River. Great food, great coffee and great service. You'll be raving about the pies to your friends!
Our pick? The Ned Kelly Pie.
PERTH & THE GREAT SOUTH
SWAN VALLEY: Maison Saint-Honore
A wonderful patisserie next to Pinelli Wines, have a plate of French dessert in beautiful surrounds. While touring the vineyards of the Swan Valley, stop at Maison Saint-Honore afternoon tea. We guarantee these macarons will make your heart swoon.
Our pick? Salted Caramel Macaron.
THE WARLU WAY
KARRATHA: Bakers Delight
Dough lovers have a tizzy at this classic bakery. Cheese rolls that feel like home and iced fruit buns that make your kids smile wide (and let's be serious, you love them, too!). For decades, Bakers Delight has been delighting Australians with freshly baked bread and treats to take home and share with your family.
Our pick? Chocolate Finger Bun.
If you're prepared to see the sights and try the baked delights on these journeys, choose your adventure & book your stay now at one of our parks: