Top Food and Wine Experiences in Western Australia

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 12 Aug 21

You might think of Western Australia for it's stunning beaches, diverse natural landscapes and of course, the quokkas. But, once you add in local ingredient-driven fine dining and boutique breweries, you've got the perfect food, wine and next holiday destination.

Olio Bello, Margaret River, Western Australia

Olio Bello, Margaret River, Western Australia

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, rich fertile soils and pristine coastline, the South West has an abundance of fresh produce and a reputation for producing world-class food and wine.

Margaret River Region

The Margaret River Region, Western Australia


The Margaret River Region

Just a three hour drive from Perth, you’ll discover the captivating Margaret River Region. This is the only premium wine region in Australia that includes world-class food and wine together with stunning beaches, giant timber forests and ancient caves.

Spanning a whopping 4,225 kilometres, the region extends from Busselton in the north, to Augusta in the south. Famous for their Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Margaret River Region produces approximately 20 per cent of Australia’s premium wine, from their 150+ wine producers and 85 cellar doors. Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate, Cullen, Moss Wood and Cape Mentelle are some of the original Margaret River wineries still in operation today.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting at Vasse Felix, the Margaret River Region 

Grilled Blue Ridge marron at Leeuwin Estate

Complementing these renowned wineries, the Margaret River Region is also home to numerous fine dining experiences, from exquisite restaurants to boutique breweries, with art galleries and an abundance of fresh produce. Discover the tantalising local tastes including berries, stone fruit, apples, venison, beef, poultry, seafood, cheeses, marron and chocolate.

Speaking of Marron, you can expect to see this specialty on most menus, given the marron is endemic to WA’s South West. In fact, the marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in WA and the third largest in the world.

Grilled Blue Ridge marron at Leeuwin Estate, the Margaret River Region

Whether you’re taking advantage of the crystal-clear waters of Busselton or Hamelin Bay with a picnic on the beach, or sampling the delicious wines while taking in the lush countryside; the Margaret River Region is sure to impress and leave you wanting more. It’s easy to see why Lonely Planet named the region as the number one destination to visit in 2019 on its Best in Asia Pacific list!




Make Ravensthorpe a must-stop on your Western Australia adventure. Just over six hours from Perth between Albany and Esperance, ‘Ravy’ as the locals refer to their town, is a small sheep and wheat town.

Aside from the incredible silo art on display, a stop at the world’s largest free standing lollipop is a must! Standing nearly 8 metres tall and 4 metres wide, the giant structure was the creation of the Yummylicious Candy Shack owners and offers another of Australia’s ‘big things’ to cross off your list. While you're there, don't forget to indulge in the wide range of lollies and delicious ice cream on offer!  




Not to forget the big cities of Western Australia; both Perth and Fremantle excel in the food and wine scene.

Take advantage of Perth’s amazing city skyline to sample the fine dining options prepared by Perth’s best chefs. If a picnic is more your style, you can take in the gorgeous garden surrounds of the Botanic Garden or the Swan River in the distance from Kings Park. As one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is certainly a must-see! Feeling thirsty? Uncover the emerging European-style small bar scene hidden along Perth’s trendy laneways.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth , Western Australia

Perth city dining

Northbridge dining, Western Australia



Known for its bohemian charm and laidback atmosphere that blends seamlessly with a buzzing harbourside and vibrant street life, Fremantle offers diversity in its culinary gems. 

A city full of cafes, restaurants, a thriving craft beer industry and a myriad of local delicacies from food trucks to shared tapas, Fremantle has something for everyone.


Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Western Australia

Established in 1897 the Fremantle Markets come alive from Friday to Sunday, offering fresh local produce, unique cuisine and indigenous and independent products. Feel the culture as you stroll the heritage Hall and Yard, offering over 150 stalls!

Fremantle Markets 1

Fremantle Markets food

Fremantle Markets, Western Australia

So, if you’re a lover of all things food and wine, Western Australia’s South West is sure to impress! Check out our tour to Western Australia here.

Photo credits: Tourism Western Australia



Tourism Western Australia logo