Make your way through the region by sampling our finest, local ingredients. Our foodie trail offers up gastronomic experiences galore and changes constantly with the seasons. There are opportunities to harvest crops at local farms, shuck your own oysters straight from the leases and sample the delights at local markets. The South Coast food scene is alive with innovation and creativity, with numerous growers and producers expertly honing their craft in the lush Shoalhaven soils. Don't forget to bring your picnic basket and esky because your taste buds are in for a treat!
Foodie Experiences & Farmer's Markets
Calling all cooking enthusiasts! For a truly special culinary experience to remember, learn all about traditional Aboriginal bush tucker with Noel Butler from Nuragunyu or Commee Nulunga Cultural Tours. You should also make sure to plan your visit to coincide with one of our many farmer's markets in the area. There's a tonne of tasty ingredients and ready-made deliciousness on offer. Stock up on goodies for your picnic basket or take some local produce home with you and cook up a storm. Masterchefs will also love taking part in cooking classes with local operators including Flavours of the Valley and Hampden Deli Dining and School.
Deli Delights and Sweet Treats
Indulge your sweet tooth at our many cafes and village bakeries. The Milkwood Bakery has scrumptious, hot pies that will make your belly very happy! Stop to fuel up a bit with a coffee before exploring Berry's quaint town centre and local shops. For those who are visiting further south, Flour Water Salt in Milton is the perfect place to settle in for a yummy sandwich made with fresh, artisan bread or a sweet pastry to give you that little sugar hit.
Fill your shopping basket with delicious deli items for your kitchen and pantry. Many of these goodies can be found at farmer's markets in addition to speciality stores scattered throughout the region. Kangaroo valley Olives sell handpicked and naturally processed olives direct to the public. They also have a variety of extra virgin olive oils that are the perfect accompaniment to summer salads. Over in Falls Creek, Contadino Olive Farm are a family owned business that sells olives and olive oils as well as honey, sauces, jams, chutneys and relishes. Stock up on a bunch of these yummy pantry staples for your very own home or gift them to friends and family as little souvenirs.