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There’s magic scenery, lush growing environment, enchanting sunsets, an array of dining experiences and of course, the ‘relaxed vibe’ in Byron Bay.
But one of the main reasons for hosting a tour to this darling destination for food-focused travelers is that there’s a special local who is a master at passing on her culinary knowledge living in the shire of Byron and we exclusively get to spend a day cooking with her.
The teacher is a much loved TV personality and best selling cook-book writer Belinda Jeffery. The venue is a 120-year old village hall that is lovingly decked out with everything we need for a day of cooking, laughing and learning… plus intermittent eating around the beautifully laid table too. This is a country experience in Federal, a picturesque village in the Byron Bay Hinterland that will remain in minds and hearts for years to come.
In this part of Australia, the next destination is pleasingly never far away. We’ll travel along roads lined with lush vegetation, views of rolling hills, volcanic outcrops and beaches galore.
Our recommended accommodation has divinely styled rooms and apartments. We’ll be departing from and returning to the palm-filled property each day and at some point, a swim in the circular pool is not obligatory, but certainly suggested!
Want an opportunity to learn about fresh food first-hand? If so, this is the ultimate, being led around acres of tropical garden, touching, smelling and tasting rare exotic fruits, ripe and ready in-season.
This tour is full of excitement with visits to primary producers growing food that we could rarely or never get to see on a farm in WA. Walk through regenerated rainforest, home to 27 botanicals you can smell and taste that are used in a very special distillery. Visit a coffee plantation, wander amongst trees laden with ripe coffee cherries to harvest. Cook with the wonderful Belinda Jeffrey in a small hands-on, all-day class of just 8 participants, just for our group.
Our experiences are just for us and doors are opened that otherwise would be inaccessible to solo travellers. North East New South Wales is a rich food bowl with a warm climate and great soil. Would you like to taste the best it has to offer? Click this link to read the full itinerary.
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