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Gourmet Safaris bringing the world to you while international borders are closed. June 18, 2021 | By Joyce DiMascio

Let’s face it – we are all yearning to get back to some international travel. While international travel may not be possible, there are great team building and incentive experiences that can bring the world to you. Click here to read more

Learn the Secrets of Marrickville’s Cheesemakers, Distillers and Butchers on Maeve O’Meara’s New Gourmet Safari | Broadsheet | 11 March 2021

Hairnets, jumpsuits, the opportunity to roam the floor of a warehouse usually only accessible by top chefs, an urban mushroom farm that supplies Firedoor and Saint Peter, and the inside scoop on how to make burrata are some of the highlights. Click here to read more.

Suburban Safari. Maeve O'Meara uncovers the tastes of the world in Sydney | North Short Times | 20.8.21

Welcoming the world. TV presenter and gourmet food guide Maeve O’Meara is celebrating culture from home, writes Greg Flynn. Click here to read more


Australia's Best Destinations for Food: Short Edible Escapes Andrea Black - Traveller - 19 April 2015

Some of Australia’s favourite chefs and food writers share their favourite edible escapes. Click here to read about one of Maeve’s favourite destinations

Kelly Mazur

Travel Writer & Owner of

Greek Food Tour with Gourmet Safaris

No one knows good food better than the legendary Maeve O’Meara. So who better to take you on a food tour in Sydney than a company owned and operated by Maeve? We spent last Saturday with Gourmet Safaris experiencing some of the best food Sydney has to offer!


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Pastries at TIM Products

Maeve O'Meara's top 5 places Australian Financial Review

My life revolves around food.I’m always seeking out new places to visit – little hidden gems of cafes and restaurants, artisan producers, bakers, providores, emporiums, butchers, smallgoods makers.

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My Best 5 Food Experiences in Corsica - Catherine Saxelby - Foodwatch

Part 2 – I spent a few nights in Corsica when travelling on one of Maeve O’Meara’s Gourmet Safari tours in 2014. Click here to read the full article

Greek Walking tour of Oakleigh - Melbourne Mulberry and Pomegranate

Discovering the heart of Greek Melbourne.

Have you ever heard the saying, that people make a place? This is certainly true of the suburb of Oakleigh, Melbourne’s real “little Greece”.
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My 5 best Foodie Experiences in Sardinia - Catherine Saxelby - Foodwatch

In June 2014 I went on the holiday of a lifetime –  a 10-night group tour of Sardinia & Corsica with the bubbly Maeve O’Meara of the Gourmet Safaris fame… here to read more

SMH - Good Food

Spices of Sydney - Carla Grossetti

If you are not cooking with Spices, your food will taste of nothing our experts tell Carla Grossetti who goes on a Gourmet Safari with Maeve O’Meara

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Vanilla Magazine - Raquel Neofit

Maeve O'Meara

She’s graced our televisions for years enticing us with cuisines of the world – this Autumn, presenter, author, journalist and food aficionado Maeve O’Meara caught up at Vanilla to chat about Gourmet Safaria, life and family. Click here to read more

Yours Magazine - Angela Saurine

Top 5 Foodie Tours

#1 Greek Walking Gourmet Safari, VIC
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Visitors Guide to Haberfield - 2045

Many feel that Leichardt is the little Italy of Sydney, but they would be wrong.  Sydney’s true little Italy is Haberfield.  You may have read recently about my hidden bar exploration of Sydney, which was arranged by Destination NSW.  This was but the tip of the iceberg of discovering my hometown with Nicole from Bitten by the Travel Bug. I was asked what suburb I would like to get to know better.  Instantly Haberfield came to mind.  By the powers that be, and in this case the powers of Destination NSW, Nicole and I found ourselves on a private tour of Haberfield.

SBS Feast Magazine - February 2014 edition

Melbourne Gourmet Safaris
A vibrant cultural melting pot, Melbourne offers myriad different flavours, from Richmond’s authentic Vietnamese fare to Carlton’s “Little Italy”. SBS Food Safari presenter, Maeve O’Meara, shares some top picks sampled on her Gourmet Safari tours.

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A Gourmet Safari of Haberfield

Bridget Davies - The Internet Chef

On a warm Sydney summer morning, it was arranged that we meet at Il Goloso Restaurant Haberfield which sits in the heritage listed old Post Office building on Dalhousie Street . I was to be part of a Haberfield Italian walking safari hosted by the gorgeous Maeve O’Meara of Gourmet Safaris and the wildly popular television series Food Safari.

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Daily Telegraph

Saturday 14 December 2013 - Neil Keene

Sun Herald - 27 October 2013

Girls Only: Get Gorgeous in Vietnam with Maeve

Book it now. Maeve O’Meara’s next girls – only tour of Vietnam departs on March 29, 2014. Maeve’s “Gorgeous Safaris” feature gourmet food. luxurious accommodation, shopping and pampering spa treatments. …….Click here to read more

Sunday Telegraph - 27 October 2013

Takeaway to global kitchen

Cookbook author, journalist and TV presenter Maeve O’Meara is perhaps best known for her ongoing SBS TV series Food Safaris.  So far she has covered 44 different styles of cuisine, many without leaving Australia…….Click here to read more

Daily Addict - 15 October 2013

Gourmet Safaris Take the Taste Trail

Boiling water is added to a metal bowl of curds and Kirsty Laird begins the process of working and stretching them to create fresh balls of mozzarella. It seems to take just minutes and soon a platter of the still warm, creamy, salty cheese is being handed around and devoured by a small group of guests….Click here to read more


Maeve's Greek Island Highlights

SBS Feast Magazine - May 2013

SBS Food Safari Presenter and Gourmet Safaris founder Maeve O’Meara has been hosting annual tours to the Greek Islands for the past 10 years. From homemade yoghurt to dancing under the stars, she recalls her favourite Mediterranean moments.

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Sunday Dream

The perfect girls' week away to Vietnam has something for everyone

Sun Herald - November 2012

Lisa is a well-travelled executive who works 70-hour weeks. Denise with her effervescent personality and bright red-dyed hair, is a serious shopper who’s already snapped up some duty free jewellery before the plane has even departed…..

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Vietnam as you like it

Sun Herald 22 July 2012

Food & Pampering
Renowned foodie Maeve O’Meara doesn’t hesitate when asked her favourite Vietnamese dish. “The Pho”, she says pronouncing it as “far”…….

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BBC Travel & Huffington Post

April 2012

Sydney’s Gourmet Food Tours
Popular Australian television host Maeve O’Meara, of Food Safari fame, grew the idea of a gourmet culinary tour in Sydney after sharing some of her favourite foodie discoveries with family and friends.

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Best in NSW... Foodie Tours

Body & Soul Magazine February 2012 - by Nicola Conville

Love food and travel? Strap on your walking shoes and try a gourmet getaway….

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Delicious Niches

My Business Magazine - February 2012

TV Presenter, Author and Entrepreneur Maeve O’Meara’s business Gourmet Safaris knows what it takes to succeed in a niche – her own business thrives by showcasing the best of Australia’s specialist food businesses..


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Broome Girls & Pearls

A Pearl of a town - Discover Magazine

Broome is as desirable as the pearls it produces. It may be far, far away but there’s a polished, sophisticated side to this outback town. Robin Powell reports.

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Girls and Pearls Safari - Broome

Travels with my sister

Prevention Magazine - Robin Powell

On a Pearl safari in Broome Robin Powell meets four sets of sisters, strengthening bonds and renewing relationships in one of the most beautiful and remote corners of Australian

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Broome Girls & Pearls

A Pearl of a town - Discover Magazine

Broome is as desirable as the pearls it produces. It may be far, far away but there’s a polished, sophisticated side to this outback town. Robin Powell reports.

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Broome Girls and Pearls

Stairway to Heaven

Australian Doctor July 2011 - Robin Powell

In the dry season, when the full moon rises over Broome’s Roebuck Bay, the exposed mudflats glow like a silvery set of steps. The effect is called “Staircase to the Moon”, and it happens for three nights every month from March to October….

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Victorian High Country

Wine, dine and unwind - Paradise Magazine

It’s a real family affair in Victoria’s King Valley…sometimes known as Little italy. Take a culinary journey to discover some of the best Italian food and wine in Australia…

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McGrath Magazine

26th July 2008

Maeve O’Meara and the team at Gourmet Safaris illustrate how cultural discovery doesn’t necessarily have to happen far away from home.
– Daniel Bloom

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McGrath cover 07.08

Tasty times in Sydney

Courier Mail

The sights, sounds and smells of Sydney’s many communities are a feast for food lovers, writes John Wright.

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Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

Gourmet Safari’s Sweet Indulgence Tour would definitely give Willy Wonka a run for his money.
– Karina May

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Beautiful Bali

New Idea August 2008

Take a trip to paradise, indulge your senses and recharge the batteries…

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Postcard from Vietnam

Woman's Day March 2008

Josephine Agostino enjoys a week of shopping and pampering in paradise……..

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Winners Take All

The Weekend Australian 24th November 2007

The Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Queensland Sunshine Coast…..was the venue for our annual The Australian Travel and Tourism Awards   event on November 16………

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Escape to the East

New Idea 4th August 2007

This tour of Vietnam takes in shopping, cooking classes and plenty of pampering…….

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In the Kitchen

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

Food safari presenter and director of gourmet safaris Maeve O’Meara reveals her culinary inspiration and lets us in on her plans for the future

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Jackets, Jewels and Jaunts in Vietnam

Sunday Telegraph 21st January 2007

Only as the plane is 32000ft above the Timor Sea do I take a close read of the holiday itinerary….

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How to feel gorgeous in one perfect week

The Sun-Herald 22-05-2005

The plane touched down in Ho Chi Minh City just 45 minutes ago, but en route to a domestic flight to Da Nang, a quick stop in the airport gift shop is made and so is the all-important first purchase. “Look,” beams Maureen, as she proudly shows off two lacquered Vietnamese handbags. “Only $25.”

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The Ultimate Girls Holiday

New Woman - October 2006

Are you feeling a bit frazzled by your hectic work schedule?  There is hope. It comes in the form of a blissful, seven day break in an exotic location created just for the girls.

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