Tasty Aussie Festivals


This week we talk about a scenery of a different kind. Food and wine.


It may be a steak and cask wine, but that doesn’t make it any less tasteful, only more traditional in Australia. A glass of red and Ragu alla Bolognese in Italy. Perhaps rice wine and wonton soup in China. Food can define cultures and for a traveller hoping to really immerse themselves in an adventure they need to engage all of the senses. Indulge in the cultural delights. Besides, if you didn’t indulge you couldn’t really call it a vacation.

Think back. When was the last time you had a dish that was truly memorable. The type of dish that makes your mouth water and your lips smack even thinking about it. The type of dish that brings you back to the moment, the city, the country. You’re not alone. This is why more and more we hear of people taking culinary tours. Venturing the world over to experience a taste unique to each country. Unfortunately, it can be a costly experience, but luckily there are Affordable ways to have a culinary tour throughout Australia.

Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival
Gold Coast, April 11-13, 2014

With a much larger emphasis on the culinary delights, you’re more likely to see food demonstrations than musicians on the main stage at this Broadbeach centered event. The festival offers a perfect mix of celebrity chef demonstrations, a wide range of flavours to enjoy, socialization with a glass of fine wine or simply close your eyes and be immersed in the music and aromas that fill the air.

Good Food Month
, October

Good Food Month

The urban hubs will be bustling with life and the delectable scent of fine cuisine as Australia’s new and largest food festival, Good Food Month, is almost here. Spanning across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra you’re sure to have a tasty October and a delicious November wherever you are.

Each city will be host to an abundance of fine-dining banquets and family friendly outdoor festivals. These food and wine events showcase some of Australia’s leading restaurants and feature the local produce of each State and its regions. Is your tummy rumbling yet? Find a place to stay here, and get tasting.

Crave International Food Festival
, October

Mary Antoinette's Dinner Party

Every October, top chefs from all over the globe showcase their cooking talents to over 900,000 food lovers throughout Sydney and regional New South Wales. Experience a world of culinary culture all in the one city.

You’ll get more than just a banquet, as the festival includes Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park, the World Chef Showcase weekend, Breakfast on Bondi, 100 Mile Meal Challenge, dinners, special lunches and brunches at leading restaurants, markets, tours, talks and food-based community events that will stimulate your taste buds.

And if you’re after something more local, Sydney’s host to countless gourmet dining spots that are sure to satisfy.

They’re already warming up their BBQs, pizza ovens and woks so get in early for October.

Brisbane, October

Brisbane Oktoberfest 2

Willkommen to Oktoberfest Brisbane.

Now here’s an Affordable cultural experience that will bring you to Munich, without having to travel to Germany. Oktoberfest Brisbane will let you sample the finest in German food, taste hand-crafted beers, enjoy traditional music and entertainment and learn more about Bavarian culture and history.

You can experience Australia’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest on the 11th to the 13th and the 18th to the 20th of October. Book accommodation now so you won’t miss this chance to try a sumptuous array of traditional German foods and embrace your inner German.

Asian Food Festival

Melbourne, October

asian food festival

Pack your chopsticks! Yet another food festival spanning from the 2nd of September to the 14th of October. Celebrate Asian cuisine at pop-up markets, buffet cruises on the Yarra, cooking competitions and events in Melbourne’s vibrant Chinatown.

This year’s festival includes the Mid Autumn Lantern Festival, where Chinatown will be awash with glowing lantern lights, as well as ‘the Biggest Yum’, an outdoor communal-table dining experience in the centre of the Chinatown precinct.

If any or all of these festivals are to your taste, please call our friendly hotcotz reservations team on 1300 468 268 and they will source you the best accommodation at the best price at the destination of your choice.


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