Gourmet Traveller

Australia and Southern Pacific

Travel the world in search of the ultimate gourmet destinations discovering the many unique flavours that make up an area’s culinary identity...

  • Pacific palate

    Fiji Pacific palate

    A rich tropical landscape and abundant ocean are the hallmarks of Fiji’s fast-developing cuisine. Add to that Indian spice, innovative local chefs and strong traditions, and you’ve an addictive mix, says Michael Harden
  • Life in the Fast Lane

    Melbourne, Australia Life in the Fast Lane

    Melbourne’s labyrinthine streets are home to Australia’s most developed food scene. Solve the cobbled maze and be rewarded with international food utopia, says Michael Harden
  • Tribal Fare

    Papua New Guinea Tribal Fare

    Remote and tropical, Papua New Guinea is lapped by seafood-rich azure waters and steeped in tradition. Pork belly is roasted with spiritual fervour, while yams from fertile valleys and bananas, coconuts and ginger flavour the freshest feasts. Michael Raffael takes a bite…
  • Admirable Nelson

    New Zealand Admirable Nelson

    The laid-back pace of life in the rural haven of New Zealand’s South Island belies the variety of vineyards, breweries, dairies and other small-scale yet big-hearted producers, says Michael Raffael, who visits the coastal city of Nelson and the countryside beyond.
  • Planet Auckland

    Auckland Planet Auckland

    The citizens of this New Zealand city and its environs, seen by many as a land apart, preside over a Pacific outpost of cool with a creative food scene to match. Michael Raffael joins them.
  • Polynesian Pantry

    Cook Islands Polynesian Pantry

    Cooking in the far-flung collection of coral atolls that make up the Cook Islands means beach barbecues of chilli mud crab, slow-roasted pork and tropical fruits, charred fresh off the trees. Welcome to the land of coconut milk and honey, says Marc Millon.
  • The Devil is in the detail

    Tasmania The Devil is in the detail

    Australia’s southernmost state is one of the country’s foremost gastronomic hot culinary streak. Pay a visit to the ‘Apple Isle’ and you can sample oysters, meats, spots, thanks to a vast array of natural produce and a creative wines and whiskies that are a world apart, says Alicia Miller.
  • Half A World Away

    Southwestern Australia Half A World Away

    It’s beautiful, rugged and remote yet Australia’s southwestern tip enjoys a laidback approach to life and adventurous, sophisticated cuisine that, as Anthea Gerrie discovers, draws heavily on superb local produce.
  • Beautiful South

    South Australia Beautiful South

    From the vineyards of Barossa and McLaren Vale, the fields of the Fleurieu Peninsula and the waters of the Southern Ocean comes an abundance of fine produce that South Australia’s artisan producers are using to put the state on the culinary map, says David Sly.

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