Tasting Australia Presented by RAA Travel

“Three things go through my mind after Tasting Australia each year.

 “One: how did I cram so much good food and drink into such a short space of time? 

 “Two: how much is property in Adelaide again? 

 “And three: gosh this is the best food party in the country. It's always a joy to be in South Australia, but never more so than during Tasting Australia.”

– Journalist Max Veenhuyzen

 

A celebration of eating and drinking

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel is one of the country’s longest running eating and drinking festivals – celebration and collaboration of people, produce and place lie at the heart of our existence. Each autumn we invite audiences to step beyond a standard food festival to discover deliciously different experiences that feed their curiosity.  

Board a Tasting Australia Airlines flight to destinations you’ve always wanted to explore. Savour the magic that happens when local legends are joined by top chefs from around the world – moments impossible to recreate. Sip your way through a wine, beer or spirit masterclass, sampling South Australian gems alongside those from further afield. Head to the heart of Adelaide or enjoy a regional getaway.  

Tasting Australia creates lasting memories through unique eating and drinking experiences that only South Australia can offer.

Festival Director Karena Armstrong shapes the diverse annual program alongside Food Curator Kane Pollard and Drinks Curators Meira Harel and Banjo Harris Plane. Simon Bryant, one of South Australia’s real food heroes – is patron.

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel inspires visitors, chefs, producers, media and buyers to experience the best of our state – and ensures local audiences are always at the party too.  

Join us again in 2025 for another ten days of deliciously different experiences that feed your curiosity. 

 

 

Town Square

Town Square

Tasting Australia’s Town Square is the festival hub – home to deliciously diverse eating and drinking experiences. Free, fun and perfect for families, this is the place to meet for a drink, stay for a meal and explore.  

Tasting Australia Airlines

Tasting Australia Airlines

It’s time to fly. Go to the heart of South Australia’s ancient Flinders Ranges on an overnight adventure or set off for a day on the pristine Kangaroo Island. Venture further, discovering these beautiful regions alongside leading chefs inspired by their produce. Details? Sorted. Each itinerary leaves you free to enjoy travel at its very best. Welcome aboard.  

Dining Galleries

Dining Galleries

How best to illuminate eating and drinking in Australia right now? Meet our Dining Galleries. These new spaces – part restaurant, part art showcase – will feature the best and brightest in global hospitality. Menus matter, of course, but so do memories. Make them here.  

Each Dining Gallery experience will be unique, with chefs to shape courses in keeping with their culinary inspiration. 

Town Square Kitchen

Make

Add finesse to your cooking in this fresh new series. Held in a Town Square Dining Gallery, hosted by Mandy Hall and led by chefs and artisans, each session will share stories through food. Roll pastry. Shape sausage. Perfect traditional tacos – and learn more about chefs’ journeys. Make is fun and immersive, with no assumed knowledge, plenty of guidance and a drink as you go. Let’s get started. 

Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Our masterclasses are led by distillers, brewers and winemakers united by a love for the diverse world of beverages. Avid connoisseur? Keen to learn more? Come on in. All are welcome as we open the very best bottles, with emerging stars to share the spotlight with internationally celebrated names.

Tasting Table

Tasting Table

Settle in for a series of intimate tastings hosted across beloved Adelaide hospitality venues. Each features a guest presenter and a rare set of beverages. Talk, taste and share special bottles in a setting that allows you to discover the people and places that shaped them.