Tasting Australia 2014
Tasting Australia is the jewel in Adelaide’s culinary calendar. Celebrating a tantalising blend of food and wine, plus the culture behind it all, Tasting Australia 2014 is all about the origins of our eating and drinking experiences. The festival runs from 27th April to 4th May, taking place in Adelaide and throughout regional South Australia. With more than 70 exciting events held across eight days, discover the rich diversity of Adelaide by booking your Tasting Australia accommodation.
Where to stay:
Tasting Australia kicks off in Adelaide with Fork on the Road, a congregation of amazing food trucks and stalls. Another city-based festival favourite is Origins Dinner, where chefs create a sumptuous culinary fare of South Australia’s finest produce and local wines.
If you want to stay at the heart of the festival, Thorn Park in the City is the perfect launch pad. At this classy inner-city townhouse you’ll be immersed in the culture of Adelaide, a short stroll away from the action.
For a more secluded and scenic location, try the Fleurieu Peninsula, just outside the buzz of Adelaide’s central hub, on the edge of the state’s iconic wine regions.
On the Fleurieu Peninsula you’ll be entangled in a breathtaking array of beaches and vines as you unearth a bounty of local flavors. Go behind the scenes at A Sense of Place, where Chapel Hill winemakers divulge the secrets of this historic vineyard, or spend a day at the Langhorne Creek Winemakers’ Showcase, with live music setting the scene for wine tasting and great food.
Captain’s Cottage on the peninsula’s stunning coast is the ideal family retreat to unwind after a busy day at the festival. A stone’s throw from famed wineries and an hour’s drive from Adelaide, you can hop between local events and the festival’s vibrant center.
How to get there:
The fastest way get to Adelaide is by plane. International and domestic flights are available, with the JetBus taking you into the city. There are buses, trams, trains and even free bikes available to take you to all the events around Adelaide.
Trips to the wine regions are a breeze; just hire a car from one of numerous companies around Adelaide. Driving is the easiest way to get around regional South Australia, however, buses also run between Adelaide’s CBD and the regional festival hotspots, including Fleurieu Peninsula Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.