On these family-friendly foodie trails, kids can discover the delights of fresh grown produce
and see some of Australiaís best scenery all at once.
Strawberry fields, QLD
With an abundance of beaches, lakes and rivers
and plenty of great theme parks and attractions
around the corner, Noosa is a haven for families.
Add fresh, nutritious produce and itís also a
gourmetís delight. Chocoholics will love the
Noosa Chocolate Factory, and surrounding
farm gates provide ample opportunities to pick
(and eat) plump ripe strawberries and find
friendly farm animals to pat.
Apples and alpacas, NSW
The Hawkesbury Harvest is a country
experience on the doorstep of Sydney. The
Hawkesbury Farm Gate Trail introduces the
kids to a myriad variety of pick-your-own
produce, from mandarins and apples to stone
fruit and nuts. The look on the kidsí faces as
they bite into a crisp orchard-fresh apple
straight from the tree at Bilpin Fruit Bowl is
worth the journey alone. Seeing them cuddle
a baby Alpaca at Tanglin Lodge Alpacas can
be counted as a bonus.
Capital capers, ACT
The Poacherís Way is a scenic gourmet trail
that showcases cool climate wines and fresh
regional produce along with local artists and
producers. Between bites of the fresh stuff, visit
Cooradigbee Fossil Tours, ride on horseback
to watch sheep and cattle mustering, or spot
Australian wildlife in the surrounding bushland
with Burnelee Excursions on Horseback.
A river runs through it, VIC
The Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail
highlights the finest food experiences in this
culinary district. The twin towns in this fertile
region are separated only by the mighty Murray
River. While mum and dad might get distracted
by the lure of the local vineyards, kids will
prefer getting lost in the Couverture Room at
Renaissance Chocolates or picking berries
straight from the patch at The Big Strawberry .
And what better way to taste your way around
the area than by paddlesteamer.
With a cherry on top, S.A.
The Yummy Adelaide Hills Food Trail for
Kids is designed for foodie families. Along the
way kids receive complimentary tastings of
locally produced foods and get to meet the
producers to learn about where their food
comes from and how it is made. Hungry
families will also love the summer Cherry Trail
that links the regionís orchards. Stop by as
many of the orchards as you want and pick
bagfuls of plump, ripe cherries straight from
the tree. Who could resist?