3-month Gastronomic Journey around Australia to whet the appetite

Southern Crossings debuts new selection of 14 Culinary Journeys

qualia - Long Pavilion

Tailor-made luxury travel specialist Southern Crossings has unveiled a new collection of Culinary Journeys in celebration of Australia’s rich gastronomic experiences and the specialist’s love for all things food-focussed.

Southern Crossings is a long-time Virtuoso Preferred member and the founding Australian representative of Virtuoso Ultraluxe Travel. The company is also a DMC Partner of Serandipians, and is affiliated with other luxury travel experts such as Pure, and Signature Travel Network.

At the heart of the new culinary collection is ‘The Great Australian Gourmet Adventure’ – an epic 92-night escapade, that combines multi-course, multi-state escapes to circumnavigate the continent, showing off Australia’s finest foodie moments right across the country.

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Made up of 14 distinct segments, The Great Australian Gourmet Adventure takes in the country’s most striking locations and soaks up Australia’s most spectacular accommodation, including stays at qualia, Saffire Freycinet, Longitude 131, Jackalope and Capella Lodge. Tasteful, fresh and indulgent by design, each culinary journey is also sprinkled, spiced and seasoned with Southern Crossings’ signature tailored touch, in-depth knowledge and insider connections.

Arkaba | Credit: Tourism Australia

The adventures gravitate around: 1) Byron & Surrounds; 2) Brisbane and Lord Howe Island; 3) the Scenic Rim and Whitsundays; 4) Noosa; 5) Tropical North Queensland; 6) the Top End and Red Centre; 7) the Kimberley; 8) Perth and Margaret River; 9) Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Coast; 10) Barossa and Flinders Ranges, 11) Adelaide Hills and Mornington Peninsula; 12) Grampians and Daylesford; 13) King Island and Tasmania; and 14) Orange and Hunter Valley.

Each individual segment can be booked as a standalone experience, with journeys starting from $8,090 (based on two people sharing and includes meals, private touring, tastings and exclusive hands-on experiences), in combination with any other collection itinerary, or used as inspiration for a customised culinary adventure.- details at southern- crossings.com/culinary-journeys-australia.

Culinary Touring, Josef Chromy, Tasmania | Credit: Josef Chromy Wines

Southern Crossings’ new Culinary Journeys Collection also includes the following foodie travel options and epicurean escapes:

In Good Company

‘In Good Company’ are Southern Crossings’ new small group escorted gourmet getaways designed for those who love sharing foodie moments with friends. Each In Good Company journey includes a specialist culinary guide from start to finish, private touring, boutique accommodation, and a collection of immersive and exclusive foodie experiences that provide behind the scenes access. Scheduled departures for 2022 can be explored here.

Tyrrells barrel room tasting | Credit: Tyrrells Wines

On Roads Less Travelled

From bite-size short breaks to epic epicurean escapades, ‘On Roads Less Travelled’ are luxury, self-drive itineraries that allow travellers to explore and experience some of Southern Crossings’ favourite foodie finds at their own pace. Each journey includes carefully selected accommodation and immersive local food and wine experiences in a collection of Australia’s most celebrated – and some yet to be discovered – epicurean destinations. All culinary self- drive itineraries are tailor-made by Southern Crossings’ talented Travel Design Team to suit the client’s passions and preferences. See here for more information.

El Questro, Cliffside dining

To Dine Out On

Southern Crossings’ exclusive journeys ‘To Dine Out On’ are a collection of super-indulgent escorted culinary journeys for those with an appetite for great food and fine wine. Guests will travel in the company of a notable culinary personality, who will generously share their passion and personal insights over shared meals and enjoy a degustation of exclusive and otherwise inaccessible foodie-focussed experiences. Further details and departure dates to be announced soon.

Cape Lodge, Margaret River

Australia Inspired Escapes + Culinary Journeys

Inspired by the new culinary touring collection, and to inspire travellers to take their own Australian culinary journey, Southern Crossings has created a luxury travel cookbook in partnership with Australian Gourmet Traveller. The photo-led coffee table book highlights 21 of Australia’s most aspirational gourmet getaways, hatted hideaways, and indulgent stays, along with recipes from the featured properties’ talented chefs. Australia Inspired Escapes + Culinary Journeys is available to purchase online via southern- crossings.com/cook-book-australia for $59.99, and at select book retailers throughout Australia.

Guests who purchase the book directly from Southern Crossings will also receive a $500 travel voucher to go towards making their Australian travel dream a reality.

For more information on Southern Crossings and its Culinary Journeys Collection, see

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