From fine dining to fish and chips, Australian is home to plenty of treasures. Here’s our guide to fantastic food and drink experiences around the country.

Seafood in the City: Sydney

Grab the catch of the day at the iconic Sydney Fish Market, located in Pyrmont. Take a behind the scenes tour, tuck into fresh oysters and rock lobster at indoor or outdoor communal benches, then turn up the heat at the onsite Sydney Seafood School with a couple of cookery lessons. The chilli crab cooking class is particular fiery.

Wild catch: Northern Kimberley

If you want to take your fish feasting to the next level, try your hand at reeling in barramundi or mangrove jack in the Northern Kimberley. The remote and utterly breathtaking Top End is the place to jump on a boat and wrestle with your supper. Most boats and hotels in the area will happily cook up whatever you’ve caught that day. Mud crabs are also abundant around the Kimberley, so if the thought of cracking a few claws after a busy day on the water appeals, this quintessential Aussie experience is for you.

The Meat Pie: Rutherglen, Victoria

Breakfast, lunch and dinner – or anytime in between – there’s always time for a meat pie. For an award-winning pastry product that’s full to bursting with slow-cooked local beef, head to Parker Pies in Rutherglen, Victoria. This family-owned bakery serves up a delicious variation on the Aussie classic, marinating the meat in shiraz from a nearby vineyard. They also do a damn good chicken and white wine pie.

Say Cheese: Bruny Island, Tasmania

Home to a fair few goats and plenty of cows and sheep, it’s not surprising that Tasmania is renowned for world-class cheese. The Bruny Island Cheese Company, a small operation located on Bruny Island (a 30-minute ferry journey from Hobart), makes European-style cheeses with a distinctly Tassie twist. In the north, Ashgrove Cheese in Elizabeth Town takes a love of dairy one step further with home-churned butter. Let’s put it like this – you buy the bread, Tasmania provides everything else you need for a picnic.