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Taste Great Southern

Your Gourmet Destination

The Great Southern of Western Australia represents one of the most diverse and engaging tourism, food and wine regions you could imagine! Produce is fresh, natural, seasonal and exceptional. Foods like oysters and seafood, cereal crops, beef and lamb, vegetables and milk products all excel on the south coast and the wine varietals such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling are first class, competing strongly on the world stage. With a line-up of over 40 events, including; festivals, markets, degustations, dinners and lunches, wine tasting, beer, coffee and spirit sessions, food and wine pairing, masterclasses, seminars and community events – Taste Great Southern is truly your gourmet destination!

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Taste Itineraries

Make the most of the Taste Great Southern events with one of our superb itineraries. Discover world-class wine, quality primary produce, artisan dining amongst pristine forests & coastal seascapes and world-class accommodation, all within easy access of Perth, Western Australia’s vibrant capital city. The Great Southern is the largest and most diverse region within Australia’s South West. It varies from unspoilt coastline, and idyllic seaside towns to sprawling agricultural lands and national parks harbouring some of the world’s rarest species of flora.

Taste Great Southern - WA 'Long Lunch' Weekend

Tel: (08) 9848 2055

3 Nights / 4 Days: 2-5 March 2018

It’s the WA Labour Day long weekend and all roads lead to Albany & Mt Barker for a gastronomic escape. Using Albany as your base, this weekend showcases the superb cool climate wines of the Mt Barker and the Porongorups wine regions.   


Taste Great Southern - Denmark 'Sip & Sea' Weekend

Tel: (08) 9848 2055

Fly-Drive 3 Nights / 4 Days: 9-12 March 2018

Picturesque Denmark plays host to this weekend’s getaway.Boasting idyllic golden beaches, turquoise waters, lush green forests and farmlands, award winning wineries and amazing coastline boasting incredible seafood. You’re in for a treat!  


Taste Great Southern - 'Markets, Masterclasses & Marco!'

Tel: (08) 9848 2055

3 Nights / 4 Days: 16-19 March 2018

Celebrity Chef, Marco Pierre White, headlines the 2018 Taste Great Southern Festival with a guest appearance on the cooking demonstration stage at the Albany Wine & Food Festival.    


Taste Great Southern - Ultimate Taste Great Southern

Tel: (08) 9848 2055

4 Nights / 5 Days: 22-27 March 2018

This journey begins with ‘A Secret Affair’ but you’ll want to tell everyone about your incredible food & wine experiences throughout the region. Visit some of the best known attractions and taste amazing produce. This journey will whet your appetite for more!  


Getting Here

By Air

Albany is the major city and gateway to our region, and can be accessed by a 50 minute direct flight from Perth aboard Rex Airlines 4 times per day. To book flights visit www.rex.com.au or call 13 17 13 (within Australia).

By Car

Self-drive or hire a car from Perth to visit the region via Albany Hwy – approx. 4 ½ hours drive. Easy road access from Margaret River is approx. a 3 hour drive to Denmark in the West. Access from Esperance is approx. 4 hours.

 

Top things to do in the Great Southern

  1. Enjoy a beach day at the beautiful Green's Pool and lose yourself at Elephant Rocks, near Denmark.
  2. Hike one of Western Australia's highest peaks, Bluff Knoll, for spectacular views, located in the Stirling Range National Park.
  3. Marvel at the coastline from the Gap and Natural Bridge lookouts in Torndirrup National Park, Albany.
  4. Attend the weekly Albany Farmers' Market on Saturday morning or the Boatshed Markets on Sunday morning to fill your picnic basket with delicious treats.
  5. Discover the whaling heritage of Albany, plus WA's flora and fauna at Discovery Bay.
  6. Check out the largest sheep sale yards every Wednesday morning in Katanning.
  7. Climb The Granite Skywalk in The Porongorup National Park for awesome 360 degree views of the countryside.
  8. Drive the Scotsdale Road tourist drive, stopping regularly to taste produce and wines, near Denmark.
  9. Spot the endangered Malleefowl which lives in the Mallee trees near Ongerup.
  10. Visit Kodja Place in Kojonup and learn how the stories of settlers, aboriginals and migrants intertwine.