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Gourmet Safaris

Address :
P.O. Box 326
Mosman  NSW
Phone : 02 9960 5675 
Fax : 02 9960 5675 
Email : info@gourmetsafaris.com.au
Web-site : www.gourmetsafaris.com.au

Maeve O'Meara is an experienced cook and food author specialising in the various ethnic cuisines of Sydney. These food adventures take you on walking tours of various parts of Sydney including Little Korea, Little Turkey, Little Lebanon, Vietnamese/Cabramatta, as well as more mainstream Chinese, Italian, and other areas. Learn lots and enjoy lunches and dinners in exciting, well chosen venues.

Gourmet Safaris also venture out of Sydney to Mudgee & Tasmania, as well as exciting trips to Europe with knowledgeable tour guides to get the best form these culinary destinations.

Gourmet Safaris are great food adventures in Sydney, Australia and the world.

Come and discover some of the best food finds and the people creating them with TV food Presenter Maeve O'Meara's fabulous food adventures & Gourmet Safaris. Established over 5 years ago, these are walking tours, lunches and evening banquets in exotic food suburbs in Sydney.

Plus there are 3 day food and wine weekends in Mudgee and Orange, west of Sydney, spending time with local food producers, chefs and winemakers; a week away from the winter's cold in glorious Port Douglas exploring great tropical produce, the best restaurants and the beach, the reef and the rainforest, plus a fabulous trip to Australia's ulimate food state - Tasmania - for the best of produce, restaurants and markets and cooking classes.

In September every year we bask in the warmth of the Greek Islands visitng four very different islands to explore some of the best that Greece has to offer. Cooking classes with renowned Greek/Australian chef Peter Conistis are held in a huge private villa in the mountains surrounded by the sounds of church bells, visit olive groves, ouzo and honey makers, sail around Santorini - the most beautiful island on earth - and finish with dinner on the cliffs.

In Autumn and Spring we visit Vietnam. Come and be seduced by this most beguiling country, full of exceptional regional food, colour, bustling markets, warm generous people and seriously good shopping. Enjoy some peaceful moments too - sail through the jade waters of Halong Bay and wake up to incredible views, stroll China Beach as the sun rises over the mountains, laze by a bouganvillea-surrounded pool, sample tropical smoothies and be introduced to some of the best coffee in the world. We take you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, with a stop in Central Vietnam.


Gourmet Safaris was launched in June 1998 at the Food Media Club's Food Forum in Sydney and was one of the inaugural events offered on Tourism New South Wales' Feast of Sydney - The Food & Wine Festival, that year. It was so successful that the Feast of Sydney continued to offer it on the program in 1999 and 2000, after which the Festival itself was wound down.

Since 1998, Gourmet Safaris has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living Month every year and its unique design appealing to food lovers of all ages and across a wide spectrum, has led to sell out bookings and the need to schedule more and varied safaris to hitherto unknown food haunts.

Originally only offered in Sydney and its immediate environs, so popular was the demand to participate in these unique and fun filled food tours, that it was soon realised that other destinations would need to be included and in 2000, two years since its inception, the first overseas safari took place to Santa Fe, USA.

Since that time Gourmet Safaris has also run successful cooking and exploring tours to four different Greek Islands as well as offering an expanded program of Australian safaris - to the beautiful food and wine country of Mudgee, to the tropics of Far North Queensland and this year, our first tour to that rich food state - Tasmania.

What is Gourmet Safaris?

Gourmet Safaris offers a unique concept - a program of culinary adventures into exotic cuisines, most of which are easily accessible to any food loving person living in or around Sydney. Apart from the overseas safaris and the new intra and interstate safaris about to be introduced, the beauty of the Gourmet Safari product is the ability to deliver a fun- filled food experience visiting culinary food precincts in and around the city and at the same time learning about the culture and customs of the people living here and of course sampling their special cuisine - and all in a morning or an afternoon or evening and without the need to travel vast distances.
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