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!
Western Australia's Swan Valley
Stay at Discovery Parks – Swan Valley
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:
Queensland's Airlie Beach
Stay at Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach
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:
Tasmania's Derwent Valley
Stay at Discovery Parks – Hobart
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:
Victoria's Surf Coast
Stay at Discovery Parks – 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 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:
Stay at Discovery Parks – 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:
New South Wales Byron Bay
Stay at Discovery Parks – 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:
South Australia's Barossa Valley
Stay at Discovery Parks – 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:
South Australia's Clare Valley
Stay at Discovery Parks – 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 most famous for Riesling, also produces world-class Shiraz and Cabernet. A few to consider include:
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.