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The best beer, wine and spirit regions around Australia

6 Aug 2019

On holiday there’s nothing better than finding a new favourite, be it restaurant, hobby or even drink! Which is why we’ve put together our top beer, wine and spirit regions around Australia so you can start planning where you are going to find your next favourite beverage.

Best beer, wine and spirit regions around Australia 
Western Australia

Swan Valley

A place where schedules aren’t needed so you can indulge in more than 40 wineries in the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region. This is a region passionate about great food and wine and showcases sparkling, Shiraz and Fortified wines alongside a few local breweries.
Take a look at a few of our top picks:

Feral Brewing Company
Sandalford Wines
Lancaster Wines
Black Swan Winery
Ugly Duckling Wines

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 Discovery Holiday Parks Little Miss Mon Bon enjoying the Swan Valley

Queensland

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach isn’t a region renowned for bold wines but rather colourful cocktails! While you’re relaxing in the area take the opportunity to indulge in a few of the local flavours that are more than sugary drinks complete with a floating parasol.  A few of our picks for local watering holes are:

Whitsunday Island Beer Company
Denmans Beer Café
Rum Bar

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Tasmania

Hobart

Tasmania is often dubbed a food and wine lovers paradise and with so many regions full of local produce we can see why. The Derwent Valley is just a hop away from Hobart and is dotted with some of the state's best food and wine destinations. Here are a few that we love:

Cascade Brewery
Puddleduck Vineyard
Frogmore Creek Winery
Derwent Estate Vineyard
Pooley Wines

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Hobart Discovery Parks guests enjoying a drink

Victoria

Geelong

In the 1800s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria. In recent years winemakers have rediscovered the rich soils of the area and now there are more than 40 cellar doors open for tasting. But if you don’t feel like heading too far there is a heap of vibrant breweries and wine bars, right in the heart of town. Here’s a few of our top picks to help you taste the local scene:

Provenance Wines
Little Creatures Brewery
Southern Bay Brewery
Nicol’s Paddock

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Echuca

Echuca Moama offers the very best for those who appreciate good food and wine. With more than 80 hectares of vines flourishing with new growth each year, the region is best known for its shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. We love these spots:

Echuca Distillery
The Old School Winery
Cape Horn Vineyard
St Anne’s Winery
Cornelia Creek Wines
Bandicoot Brewing

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New South Wales

Byron Bay

The sleepy town of Byron Bay is a food lover’s dream. When it comes to beverages to accompany your meal Byron Bay offers a range of local Brewery and even a distillery. We think these local destinations are worth a visit when you’re in the area next.

Cape Byron Distillery
Byron Bay Brewery
Stone and Wood Brewery

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South Australia

Barossa Valley

In a region spoiled for choice, the Barossa is the undisputed mecca for all things food and wine. Home to Australia’s most highly regarded Shiraz there’s so many to choose from close by but a few of our favourites are:

Penfolds Barossa Valley Cellar door
Barossa Valley Brewery – Located right over the road from the park.
Turkey Flat Vineyards
Chateau Tanunda
St Hallett Winery
Rockford Wines

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 Discovery Barossa Valley Safari Tent Views

Clare

Like the Barossa, the Clare Valley is synonymous with great food and wine. The Clare Valley boasts more than 30 cellar doors and while famous for Riesling, also sports Shiraz and Cabernet. A few nearby that we like are:

Paulett Wines
Tim Adams Wines
Skillogalee Winery and Vineyard
Knappstein Enterprise Winery

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Disclaimer: Of course, we encourage everyone to practice the responsible consumption of alcohol in moderation. We also don’t want you to ever drive under the influence so have suggested locations nearby to all of our parks. .