Whether you’re hitting the open road, or a food safari, we have some inspiration for your trips; from our pick of appetising happenings to festival tips.
1. Titan Studios
Sydney-based Tian Studios makes digitally-printed silk scarves.
Eye-catching and colourful, with equal parts quirk and cool, its first capsule collection is inspired by Ankara prints. Fashion as a bandana, style as a skirt, or simply slip over your shoulders on a hot desert day.
2. Cool Pages
Part of a stylish travel book series, this revised edition of melbourne precincts by dale campisi is packed full of tips on how to curate a perfect day in victoria’s eclectic city. $39.99; hardiegrant.com
3. Field of light
British artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation at Uluru has been such a hit that it will be extended until 31 March 2018.
Originally slated to end this March, we have a whole other year to visit the solar-powered exhibition.
Accessible through touring options only, we recommend planning well ahead.
4. TarraWarra’s fine lines
Yarra Glen’s TarraWarra Estate has reopened its restaurant following a spit and a polish to match the sleek new cellar door.
Interior designer Karyne Murphy Studio and Harrison Interiors have revived the space with rich textures and clean lines.
Head chef Troy Spencer, best-known for the now-closed Spencer Guthrie, is keeping diners on their toes with a menu that rotates in tune with the seasons and the kitchen garden.
With a philosophy of minimal ingredient intervention, the fare – like the wines of TarraWarra – is as refined and restrained as the new digs.
5. Top End bush tucker
Biota Dining’s james viles is teaming up with Wild Bush Luxury for a second year to offer a bespoke food safari at luxury lodge Bamurru Plains in the Northern Territory.
Inspired by the top end’s bush pantry, James will share his knowledge of eating seasonally, locally and sustainably.
Wild Tastes of the Top End will run from 18–21 May, or you can catch James from 4–8 October at Arkaba Station in South Australia.
6. Eating an icon
The Opera House is about performance in all its forms, food being just one of them, and now celebrated with the new Taste of the Opera House degustation experience.
A tour of its gastronomic offerings begins with, like all Opera House outings, a cocktail at Opera Bar and includes a sushi-making class, lunch prepared by chef Lauren Murdoch and the signature dessert at Bennelong.
Tours run one Sunday a month and cost $295 per person.
7. Truck in
Melbourne munchers will soon be able to get their fill of food trucks when five permanent precincts open in april; at St Kilda, Peel Street, Les Erdi Plaza, Rebecca Walk and the underpass at the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets.