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The Best Beer, Wine and Spirit Regions around Australia

6 Aug 2019

Updated October 2021

There’s nothing like finding a new favourite restaurant, hobby or drink while you're on holiday!

Which is why we’ve put together our top beer, wine and spirit regions around Australia. Start planning to find your next favourite drop!

Victoria's Best Wine Regions

Western Australia's Swan Valley

Stay at Discovery Parks – Swan Valley


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Throw away the schedule and indulge in more than 40 wineries in the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region.

Passionate about great food and even better wine, producers from 'the Swan' showcase their ability to make ultra-premium Sparkling, Shiraz and Fortified wines, alongside several of Australia's best Craft Beer breweries! 

Check out some of our favourites:

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

Queensland's Airlie Beach

Stay at Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach


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Airlie Beach isn’t a region renowned for wine but colourful cocktails are never in short supply!

While you’re relaxing in paradise take the opportunity to indulge in a few of the local flavours. These are more than just sugary drinks with a parasol.  A few of our top picks include:

Whitsunday Island Beer Company
Denmans Beer Café
Rum Bar 

Tasmania's Derwent Valley

Stay at Discovery Parks – Hobart


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Known for its wild nature, Tasmania is also a food and wine lovers paradise. With so many regions full of local produce, we can see why. The Derwent Valley is only a hop, skip and a jump away from the historic town of Hobart and has 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

Victoria's Surf Coast

Stay at Discovery Parks – Geelong


Nicols paddockCredit: Nicol's Paddock

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 there are now more than 40 cellar doors open for tasting. If you don’t feel like travelling too far there is a heap of vibrant breweries and wine bars in the heart of town. Try these the next time you're there:

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

Victoria's Riverland

Stay at Discovery Parks – Echuca


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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

New South Wales Byron Bay

Stay at Discovery Parks – Byron Bay


Byron Bay

The vibrant surf town of Byron Bay is a food lover’s dream. When it comes to beverages Byron Bay offers a range of local Craft Breweries and even a distillery. Stay local at these spots next time you're in town:

Cape Byron Distillery
Byron Bay Brewery
Stone and Wood Brewery

South Australia's Barossa Valley

Stay at Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley


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, but a few of our favourites are:

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

South Australia's Clare Valley

Stay at Discovery Parks – Clare


CLARE Other 003Like the Barossa, the Clare Valley is synonymous with great food and wine. The Clare Valley boasts more than 30 cellar doors and while most famous for Riesling, also produces world-class Shiraz and Cabernet. A few to consider include:

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

Discovery Parks encourages everyone to practice the responsible consumption of alcohol in moderation. Never drive under the influence and be sure to arrange alternative transport if you are staying outside of walking distance to any of these locations.