South Australian Gourmet Food Safari

Australian Gourmet Safaris

Come and join us for a bountiful and delicious explore through some of the best food and wine that South Australia has to offer.

8 days, 7 nights of inspired food and wine and the “behind the secret door” experiences that Gourmet Safaris specialises in.

There’s a mix of young dynamic passionate chefs, growers and winemakers for you to meet, alongside the assured brilliance of those with 30 year careers.

Unpack twice – once in Adelaide in a luxurious new 4.5 star hotel in the fashionable East End, a walk to hip cafes, bars, boutiques and restaurants. From here we’ll explore some great places to eat as well as food experiences unique to this city. Plus two acclaimed produce markets where we’ll enjoy warm welcomes and tastes curated especially for us.

We’ll have a day in lovely McLaren Vale and hope to catch the annual olive harvest and pressing, tasting some world renowned oils …and wines – of course! Three wineries and a lunch and some wood fired pizza to finish. Plus enjoy a day in the Adelaide Hills in an adored restaurant open just for us. And we are delighted to have the sheer brilliance of our friend chef Salvatore Pepe cooking for us in his home using his wood-fired oven as seen on Food Safari Fire. Calabrese long Sunday lunch with Salvatore and Amanda Pepe – we are blessed! There are many quirky fun additions too including a special art gallery visit.

And then our second accommodation – we have the run of the exceptional highly awarded 5 star The Louise in the Barossa Valley, on a hill with the vines rolling out to the horizon.

It’s pretty magical …and there are so many special experiences from acclaimed restaurants to visits that celebrate the German heritage of the area and a special invitation to the home of a seventh generation Barossa farming family. We’ll taste wine overlooking the valley, visit producers big and small, have two cooking demonstrations from Matteo Carboni and Those Barossa Girls and so much more.

Like all our trips, its got a bit of everything, nicely paced, never too much food and certainly never too little! With many Italian restaurant and home hosts as well as Columbian, Vietnamese and in the markets French, Polish, and Moldavian. We are so excited to offer this new sparkling safari into the state that punches well above its weight.

Host: Maeve O’Meara

Tour includes:
8 days and 7 nights. Includes accomodation at 4.5 star luxury hotel Crowne Plaza Adelaide and 5 star The Louise, Barossa. 7  breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners, tastings and tips, wine and drinks included. Many tasting and special events especially for Gourmet Safaris.

Approximate Cost:
Twin share: $4895.00 per person land content only
Single supplement: $950.00 per person
Deposit: $500.00 per person, non refundable deposit at the time of booking. Balance due 60 days before departure

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8 Days

7 - 14 April 2022 - Sorry fully booked & 28 April - 5 May 2022 Sorry, now fully booked


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“ The South Australian food safari was full of surprises and unique experiences, from a wonderful cheese and wine tasting at night in the closed Central Markets in Adelaide, to the fabulous SA wine regions, with yummy food and specialized winery visits, to the APY lands art gallery visit meeting the artists, history tour segments, meeting so many young passionate gastronomic/farm produce people, all led and organised by the indomitable Maeve O’Meara.
Maeve is such an enthusiastic and fun tour leader and I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Maeve. Susan B. “

"The best experiences are the ones shared. Surprised to have had so much fun. Nah! You are just as I imagined. Sincere, personable and loads of fun which is what led me to these activities. Highlights? Everyday! You made us low key VIPs wherever we went. Everything was easy and fun. Markets great mix of products and ‘passionate presenters’. Surprises were exciting Gardens, APY, cube, organ and kegel club and more exciting because they were surprises. Accomodation lovely, buses and drivers terrific and then of course the food and wine. Spectacular and delicious. Think I have used up the superlatives. Thank you dearest Maeve." Helen

“Simply’s just one highlight after another. Each experience is special. After the first day I was thinking that the trip had already surpassed my expectations, little did I know what the rest of the week would hold. I felt that I was in the right place at the right time. An exceptional experience with likeminded people who I think will become lifelong friends. Thank you for making my 50th birthday celebration something out of this world. The connections that Maeve is able to make with all who she meets makes for an experience you can not replicate with anyone else. The passion, knowledge, respect, care and attention to detail is remarkable. I feel so fortunate to be part of the experience” KimF


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