The route from Sydney to Brisbane or the otherwise legendary Pacific coast is going to experience the launching of a new Food and Wine Trails at the Port Macquarie’s annual food and wine festival, the Holiday Coast Credit Union Tastings on the Hastings. As per Ms Belinda Novicky of the Legendary Pacific Coast, this 930 Km is a paradise for food lovers, offering a rich bounty of delectable items at numerous farmers markets, wineries, cafes, restaurants, distilleries and breweries dotting the path from the central coast to the northern rivers.
These markets are the best places to savor the taste of the local produce. Local farmers bringing in their home made gourmet foods, such as tea, coffee, boutique beers, wine and a whole range of other foods for the tourists to enjoy. Chefs conjure up delectable local cuisine using locally available ingredients providing a memorable experience for tourists interested in savoring local cuisine and produce.
The country road is a journey through the heartland of organic produce, nature’s bounty captured and delivered fresh, picturesque plantations ready to harvest avocado, macadamia, olive an other tropical fruits. Co-operatives of local fishermen captures fresh sea food and delivers them for tourists to enjoy, pristine waters of the nearby rivers, the perfect waters for breeding delectable oysters, above all addresses such as the local surf clubs and the renovated colonial cottages which offers a place to enjoy the rich natural bounty of food and million dollar views.
The region is dotted with small boutique breweries and wineries, which create tastes that are as unique as the Pacific coast. At the same time family friendly gardens, cafes and tasting rooms offer a great day of outing for the whole family to enjoy. For collectors of fresh olive oil and olives, shelves are packed with bottles containing local produce; energetic chefs buy these while they even calculate the food miles from the paddock to the plate or note down with eagerness the origin of those bottles.
The Legendary pacific Coast offer many trails and one of them is the new Food and Wine Trails. This is the new and the second trail which was introduced after the “Culture and Heritage Trails”. The first trail included the regional historic sites, interactive art studios, performance spaces and the regional galleries.
As per Ms Novicky many such special interest and popular activity filled trails are waiting to be launched later this year. They include the National Parks, the Backpacker Working Holidays, the Whale Trail, the Surfing Safaris and the Aboriginal Stories. All these programs and trails were launched courtesy to Destination NSW’s 2011/2012 Regional Tourism Product Development Funding Program. Instrumental in driving the tourism industry in the whole of NSW, this program has been a great help and a guiding factor for the birth of these wonderful trails.
Some of these trails also focus on redirecting some of the tourists to smaller less treaded towns. These smaller towns are also very much a part of the whole fabric of this region and provided tourists an unique experience of the legendary pacific coast.