Unique spring dining experiences

by Elisa Parry

Enjoy the great outdoors this season and book a table with a view. 

The annual winter hibernation period is officially over. It’s time to swap a table for two beside the fireplace for a table for 10 by the beach. Forget about getting cosy, this season is all about getting outdoors. To help you get into the spirit of spring, here are some of the best dining options around where you can take in the views, enjoy the clear skies and stunning sunsets. 

Sydney Harbour cruise
NSW: Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

What better way to take in the sights of Sydney than with a harbour dinner cruise? You’ll sail past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and watch the city lights shine over the water while you feast on a buffet dinner full of fresh seasonal produce.  

>> Book a dinner cruise here. 

NSW: Lunch in the Royal Botanical Gardens

It’s the perfect time of year to take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney’s CBD. Once you’ve checked out all those new spring blooms, enjoy an enchanting open-air dining experience for two in the heart of the gardens.    

>> Book a table here. 

VIC: Tree Surfing and Beer Tasting Adventure

Ever heard of tree surfing? Trust us, it’s a real thing. Grab your mates and get your zip line on! Embark on a high ropes adventure through the treetops at the Enchanted Adventure Garden. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, head along to the Mornington Peninsula Brewery for a refreshing beer tasting paddle. 

>> Start your adventure here.

VIC: Wine Tasting and Winery Lunch

In the mood for a relaxing day out? Take the time to explore Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley. Settle in for a long lunch and indulge in the very best food and wine in the region. 

>> Gift someone a wine tasting adventure here. 

SA: Barossa Midweek Getaway

Know someone who really loves their wine? Spoil them with a cheeky getaway to the Barossa Valley. Enjoy the panoramic views of the vineyards, a three-course dinner and buffet breakfast. This is the perfect place to escape to for a little rest and relaxation! 

>> Book your escape here. 

SA: Chocolatiers Walking Tour

Treat the chocoholic in your life to an experience they will never forget. Pop on your walking shoes and hit the streets of Adelaide on a chocolate walking tour. You’ll learn about the craft of chocolate making – and of course, sample plenty of chocolate as you go! 

>> Spoil the chocolate lover in your life here. 

Bicycle and Cellar Door Tour
WA: Bicycle and Cellar Door Tour

Hop on a bike and pedal your way through the Margaret River wine region on a ‘sip n cycle’ bike tour. Spend the day visiting four wineries and enjoying the scenery. This experience is a truly fantastic way to explore one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia. 

>> Book your tour here.

WA: Climb, Wine, Dine and Rewind Tour

For those looking for a side serve of adventure with their long lunch the ‘Climb, Wine, Dine and Rewind Tour’ is a must. Take in the sites of Albany on the Granite Skywalk then enjoy a behind the scenes cellar tour and lunch at Plantagenet Wines then finish off your day with a visit to the Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory.  

>> Sign up for this stunning experience here. 

NT: Sunset Cruise

Look out for dugongs, dolphins and sea birds as you watch the sun set over the water on a sunset dinner cruise in Darwin. You can jump aboard the Charles Darwin for a buffet dinner cruise, or for those looking for a more laid-back option, set sail on a catamaran and enjoy a BBQ dinner and nibbles. 

>> Book your sunset sail here.

>> Book the buffet dinner cruise here.

Bruny Island gourmet tour
TAS: Bruny Island Gourmet Tour

There are so many things to see and do in Tasmania, but a trip to Bruny Island is a must! Make a day of it by exploring the spectacular surrounds and enjoying a gourmet lunch for two. Savour freshly shucked oysters, award-winning cheeses, premium wines, seasonal berries, handmade fudge, local honey and most importantly - world-class whisky! 

>> Book your Bruny Island tour here.

Garden Entry and Devonshire Tea
QLD: Garden Entry and Devonshire Tea

Queensland is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and warm weather. Take a day trip to Maleny and explore the Botanic Gardens with incredible views of the Glass House Mountains. While you’re there, treat yourself to a scrumptious devonshire tea for two in one of the gazebos overlooking the gardens.

>> Book your experience here. 

Rainforest Dining Experience
QLD: Rainforest Dining Experience

For a really special night out, you can’t go past the Flames of the Forest Rainforest dining experience in Port Douglass. Spend the night enjoying a six-course banquet meal in a candle lit forest environment. 

>> Book the flames of the forest dining experience here.

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