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.
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 three course meal paired with bubbles, wine and beer.
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, savour a tantalising nine course tasting menu for two in the heart of the gardens.
Sample a selection of award-winning wines at Bimbadgen before choosing a secluded spot by the vines to paint and indulge in a gourmet picnic hamper. Bliss!
Just a short 90 minute drive out of Melbourne and you’ll find the idyllic Mornington Peninsula. Take your seat at a quaint local farm and tuck into a homegrown tapas-style lunch paired with a glass of wine while admiring views of the vineyard, kitchen garden and ducks on the dam.
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.
For a really special night out, you can’t go past the Flames of the Forest Rainforest dining experience in Port Douglas. Spend the night enjoying a six course banquet meal in a candlelit forest environment.
Entice your taste buds with a five course degustation at hatted Brisbane restaurant, Deer Duck Bistro. This fine diner combines French and modern Australian cuisine and each course is carefully matched with a glass of wine.
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!
Be introduced to the gorgeous certified organic and biodynamic wines at Gemtree Trees during a guided tour and tutored tasting. Afterwards, sneak away to enjoy a romantic picnic under the gum trees in your own secluded marquee.