Australia is an extraordinarily diverse country that has something for everyone. While you may come to the Land Down Under for sightseeing, you will definitely enjoy its healthy cuisine and food. Fresh seafood and locally grown produces make this country mecca for foodies all over the world.
So, once you come to Australia you might want to visit these best healthy food places definitely to refine your palate and have you coming for more.
1. Bruny Island
When in Australia, you will have an opportunity to try one of the freshest foods in the world and that includes cheese. Bruny Island Cheese Co should be on the list of everyone who loves a nice and tasty slice of this raw milk product present in the region since 2003. Although Tasmania is famous for being an apple isle, Bruny Island Berry Farm will give you an opportunity to try all sorts of fresh berries and locally made products. They make fresh yogurt on the farm so make sure to try it with a handful of freshly picked berries.
2. Kakadu National Park
The only place where you can try bush tucker is Australia and more precisely Kakadu National Park. This is the food of Aboriginal Australians which includes a variety of flora and fauna used for medicinal and culinary purposes. You can join a one-day safari here and try some amazing dishes made from the bush tucker and learn more about the Aboriginal culture. The safari will also show you the land and present with tradition and customs of these Australian natives, while you will have dinner by the campfire listening to the legends and myths.
3. Sunshine Coast
When mango starts to ripe, that means that summer has come to Australia. This fruit is the symbol of Queensland, a state in the North where the Great Barrier Reef offers a unique adventure to meet marine life. Mangoes here are grown on local farms and you will learn here some new ways to eat this exotic fruit as well as how to do it properly. You will find people here eating mangoes everywhere, but the most favorite way is while on the beach as a snack. So when in Queensland, stop by Eumundi Markets in Sunshine Coast and buy a bunch of organically grown mangoes, jams, and other delicacies to celebrate the beginning of summer.
4. Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is worldwide famous for the Seafood Trail or also known as Aquaculture Trail. Here, visitors will have a unique opportunity to try fresh seafood at the tour of local restaurants, aquaculture farms, and cafés. The experience also offers to visit fishing boats and port locations which just brought the catch for visitors to buy or try on the spot like oysters. The Trail includes Arno Bay, Streaky Bay, Coffin Bay, Smoky Bay, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, and Whyalla and there is a lot of interesting things to see, as well.
5. Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of the landmarks of Tasmania and one of the favorite tourist destination in Australia. The farm offers various products made from the lavender like essential oil and dried flowers, but you will also be able to try their signature meals. Delicacies inspired by this purple flower include lavender ice cream, honey, jams and jellies made at the farm. Also, you will be able to try foods with lavender available at the café while overlooking the purple fields and taking home a souvenir like Bobbie the Bear.
6. Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley is a perfect destination for food and wine lovers who want to get away from the urban chaos and treat themselves with a healthy weekend getaway. Book accommodation in Hunter Valley so you can both enjoy the cuisine and go on walks through the vineyards and wine trails. Scenic hot air ballooning and visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens are some of the activities available here which you can easily pair with a basket of healthy food bought at local farms.
7. Mornington Peninsula
Located in Victoria, Mornington Peninsula is only an hour away from Melbourne and is a popular destination to try some amazing food. Besides the fresh seafood, the area is famous for vast farmland where you can try organic and local fruits and veggies. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm is a family owned estate where you can pick the fruit yourself and the local café serves numerous delicacies. Here you can also have a healthy brunch with strawberry ice cream and jams made at the farm.
These are only some of the best healthy food places in Australia, but being that the country is full of fusion cuisine and organic farming practices, you will certainly find more. Just keep an eye for gorgeous landscapes since they will offer a perfect spot for a picnic or provide an amazing setting for brunch.
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