• Insiders Adelaide

    Choose from five diverse city walking tours - two or four hours with an expert local guide.
  • Foodie Fun for Travellers

    Don't watch cooks have all the fun. Tour de Foodies gets you in the action. Learn first hand how to knock up a picnic rusticana. Unlock the secrets of an Italian mamma's roasted zucchini. Experience the perfect union of fresh exciting food and fantastic wines to heighten your holiday pleasure.
  • Food & Wine Festivals

    We can coordinate any tour to incorporate South Australia's fabulous Special Events and Festivals. Tantalise your taste buds and feed your senses with South Australia's premier chefs, restaurants and local wineries all taking part. Plan your tour to coincide with any of the festivities celebrating South Australian wine and food!
  • Insiders Adelaide - Market Culture

    Choose from five diverse city walking tours - 2 or 4 hours with an expert local guide. Visit the Adelaide Central Markets on the Market Culture tour
  • Wine Wellness & Spa

    Start the day with a morning bush walk through the picturesque Adelaide Hills. A simple healthy gourmet breakfast follows at Authenticity. Nestled in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, Authenticity Retreat is a complete Health and Wellness Retreat and destination Spa with a difference, offering a truly unique experience. An ideal retreat for rest and rejuvenation.
  • Golf Gourmet & Celebrity Chef

    Start the tour with an informative introduction to Adelaide prior to a hit of golf at Adelaide's historic Royal Adelaide Golf Club. The course is ranked in Australia's top 5 and recognised as the most challenging in Adelaide. The third hole is regarded as the finest short par 4 in Australia. With a glass of wine in hand enjoy, taste and talk through the culinary delights being prepared by your celebrity chef.
  • Insiders Adelaide - East End Pub Culture

    Stop for a drink at PJ O'Brien's, famous Irish pub featuring interesting decor and views across to the WWI memorial to the Light Horseman. The East End of Rundle Street is undoubtly one of Adelaide's finest foodie streets and we can stop in and enjoy a highlight of your fancy, be it a fresh oyster from the Oyster Bar or a hot indulgent chocolate from Cocolat.
  • Hot Air Ballooning over the Barossa

    Tours will always include simple, fresh food and local wines but incorporate beach, nature, botanic gardens and heritage. Including experiences that may include art, fine food, golf, wildlife, hot air ballooning and camel riding.
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OVERVIEW - TOUR DE FOODIES - keeps it real

What’s the point of traveling half way round the world and wandering around by yourselves?

To really get to know South Australia and enjoy yourself it helps to meet interesting people and learn by experiencing the best food and wines that this wondrous place has to offer.

A melting pot of cultures from all over the place, South Australia boasts some of the best food and certainly the best wines in the country. SA food has become the benchmark for the Australian restaurant culture as a rich immigrant cultural mix pushes the foodie envelope. Aboriginal and bush tucker provide a unique and exciting dimension.

A Taste of South Australia, a quality-focused niche tour operator, has developed a Tour de Foodies series to help tourists uncover the best of what SA has to offer with an unprecedented standard of comfort, service and experiences.

Tour de Foodies presents food and wine experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Tour de Foodies have been developed by TasteSA because SA foods have become a unique selling proposition for upmarket travelers looking for a real foodie experience.

Don’t watch cooks have all the fun, Tour de Foodies gets you in the action.
Learn first hand how to knock up a picnic rusticana. Unlock the secrets of an Italian mama’s roasted zucchini.

Experience the perfect union of fresh exciting food and fantastic wines to heighten your holiday pleasure.

Tour de Foodies has several tours from which you can choose.

We have gathered a group of experts from celebrity chefs to famous & infamous wine makers to provide a plethora of new experiences. It is undeniable that Asian and Mediterranean cultures have influenced our Australian lifestyle, from food, wine and culture.

Together with innovative and passionate food and wine people such as foodie Mark Gleeson, chef Callum Hahn, Poh Ling of Masterchef, and Wine educator and maker Paul Lelachuer, we now offer exciting new tours again with famous celebrity chefs that explore early influences of the different cultures and their cuisine and learning about their religious beliefs.

We are working with some Culinary Icons Andrew Fielke is the famous innovator who introduced the world to gourmet Australian Native Cuisine when he started the Red Ochre Grill.Callum Hahn and Poh Ling Yeow who came to fame through Masterchef.

Rosa Matto has been most influential in influencing Adelaide’s culinary scene with her focus on Asian and Mediterranean foods.
Internationally it is understood that Australia offers the relatively untouched, fresh, unique environment where organic food grow in abundance. From the vegetable growers playground to the open oceans where our seafood is sensuous & fresh.
Bush Tucker feasts offer the unique combination of Australian native foods with the expertise & skills of local chefs. Combined with Wellness Retreats that inspire the body to get in touch with your soul, the new Tour de Foodies range of tours is exciting, innovative and encompasses the finest culinary experiences. The tours educate, involve some adventure, offer authentic, enjoyable experiences that allow the opportunity and variety every traveler craves!!


Adelaide Speciale - 1 or 2 days. Code: TSA-FAS1, TSA-FAS2
Private or Share

Combines previous tours: Art of Food and wine , Fine Antique and Adelaide Speciale.
This tour gives guest the chance to explore the undiscovered treasures hidden in and around Adelaide. This tour can take place over one or two days, with fine food and hosted by a local guide. Staying in quality heritage accommodation this tour combines uniquely Australian experiences like going to the pub, hanging out with locals be they human human or wildlife. Off the beaten track experiences   like antiques, arts and cultural  and always with excellent food and wine.



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Enjoy Adelaide Hospitality - half day. Code:TSA-FAHH 
Private or Share

Join one of our local host families for a true South Australian evening experience. This unique opportunity lets you experience South Australian lifestyle and a family in their home. Join them for a tasty dinner in a relaxed home environment.
*All Rates on application.
Available as Adelaide Hospitality half day or 4 hours. Available in the day or evening



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A taste of the Outback and wine - 3 days, 2 nights. Code: TSA-FOUT3
Private or Share

This personalised 3 day adventure tour, an alternative to the rough and ready outback visits, we offer outback in luxury, this encompasses the vast Outback of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, whilst incorporating the regions native gourmet delights, native wildlife and rugged country side that is interwoven with Aboriginal dreamtime stories.  Enjoy touring that travels through the Clare Valley wine region, up to the Flinders Ranges whilst having a beer at the famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna and staying in the heart of the Flinders Ranges.  Tours visit surrounding highlights such as the stunning Brachina Gorge, historic township of Quorn and picturesque Melrose.



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A Taste of the Real South Australia - 1 to 3 day. Code: TSA-FREAL3
Private

A Taste of the Real Australia gives visitors the opportunity to experience the best of all aspects of life in South Australia. We begin with a native bush food tour through the Botanic Gardens then through the Aboriginal Cultural Gallery with our Aboriginal guide. Visiting farms, interacting with animals, horse riding if you wish and crossing the mighty River Murray by ferry with a gourmet bush BBQ (or similar). We enjoy a taste of everything from the fine wines, an aboriginal culture and rural experience over the one to three-day tour. We also offer the 5 nights Fleurieu Peninsula, Coorong and the Limestone Coast which offers some of the best kept secrets.

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Agricultural Group Tour - 2 day. Code: TSA-FAFRI2

The primary industries of agriculture, forestry and fishing have played a lead role in South Australia’s economic development since European settlement, and continue to be a major source of wealth creation and export earnings for the state.
The agricultural sector in SA is worth over $7 billion which is around 12 per cent of the State’s economic output.  The major products are wheat, barley and wool,  while fishing and forestry are important income generating activities.
Although much of the state is arid, the southern areas get decent enough rainfall for a wide array of ag-activities, including wine, milk and cheese, fruit and vegetable, cut flowers and poultry.



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Collect Create & Cook - 1 to 4 days. Codes: TSA-FCCC1, TSA-FCCC2, TSA-FCCC3,TSA-FCCC4,
Private or Share
Enjoy a progressive food lovers guide to Adelaide. With an early morning start in the Adelaide Central Markets we choose the fresh food and produce that we will use as part of Rosa Matto’s ( or similar like Callum Hahn) cooking class. The market experience is an indepth “chefs eye view” of the markets, it’s a serious foodies tour!! The trip focuses on cultural diversity and explains how various waves of immigration have shaped our food culture. You get to buy the unfamiliar and cook with it. After returning to the cooking school and learning hands on “ the way it is done “ enjoy the fruits of your labor with a late lunch and wine chosen from small regional producers. This special tour incorporates the markets and the cooking school with Rosa (Callum or Poh) but is a more extensive tour that involves meeting some of Adelaide’s new and up and coming chefs. From the markets, we also can head out to the market gardens, exploring the Asian influences, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food trails that also give us insight into the culture. This tour features hands on cooking schools at the fabulous Sprout Cooking school and discover the local food and wines from our SA wine regions always meeting wine makers and eating and preparing delicious regional cuisine.
Best of Everything - 1 to 6 days. Codes: TSA-BEST1, TSA-BEST2, TSA-BEST3, TSA-BEST5, TSA-BEST6
Private
This detailed 1 to 6 day tour offers clients the opportunity to experience the very Best of Everything South Australia has to offer!
The Best of Everything will be experienced and enjoyed in each of the wine regions.
The tour can incorporate the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions depending on how many days you have to tour.

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Dine with the Natives - Half day (4 hours). Code: TSA-FDNH 
Private or Share

South Australia is renowned for being able to guarantee a wildlife experience. We have incorporated many unique ways for you to enjoy South Australia’s wildlife in a limited amount of time, join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cocktails or cup of tea, depending on the time you have we can arrange something to suit you! *All Rates on application



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Golf Gourmet & Celebrity Chef 1 - 3 days. Codes: TSA-FGG1, TSA-FGG2,TSA-FGG3
Private or Share

Start the tour with an informative introduction to Adelaide prior to a hit of golf at Adelaide’s historic Royal Adelaide Golf Club. The course is ranked in Australia’s top 5 and recognised as the most challenging in Adelaide. The third hole is regarded as the finest short par 4 in Australia. With a glass of wine in hand enjoy, taste and talk through the culinary delights being prepared by your celebrity chef.  Take the time to engage the chef, Andrew Fielke and gain another insight to the way Australians enjoy their fabulous food and wine. Andrew Fielke is know as  “The Wizard of OZ as he continues to perform magic with unique Australian products”. He is renown as Australia’s leading chef and authority on preparing innovative Australian Native Cuisine. This hands on experience gives you the opportunity to assist in the preparation of your meal if you wish, or just sit back and indulge!!



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Insiders Adelaide - 2 or 4 hour walking tours. Codes: TSA-WT (plus extensions)
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Walking tours also offer diverse city theme walking tours, “Insiders Adelaide”. Choose from 5 themed walking tours, 2 - 4 hours with private tour options plus early evening dusk walks. Please check with us for full details.

Choose from:
Market Culture: TSA-WTM2 & TSA-WTM4
Classic Adelaide Culture & Heritage: TSA-WTC2 & TSA-WTC4
East End Pub Culture: TSA-WTE2 & TSA-WTE4
West End Art & Culture TSA-WTW2 & TSA-WTW4
Adelaide at Dusk: WPM4

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Wine Wellness & Spa - 1 to 4 days. Codes: TSA-FWWS1, TSA-FWWS2, TSA-FWWS3,TSA-FWWS

Private or Share
This exciting new tour experience encompasses Wine & Wellness. Start the day with a morning bush walk through the picturesque Adelaide Hills. A simple healthy gourmet breakfast. Nestled in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula or Adelaide HIlls, staying at place such as Mount Lofty House so combining Health, Wellness and Spa experience with a difference, offering, a truly unique experience. An ideal retreat for rest and rejuvenation.

This experience offers naturopathic consultations, health and beauty treatments, gentle exercise, relaxation and excellent food. By day, be pampered by adding any of the spa treatments to the wellness centre visit. Find peace in the relaxing garden, wander into the café and enjoy lunch and dinner lovingly prepared with the freshest local produce. Stay overnight in welcoming accommodation rooms. Sleep like a baby, awaken for an early fresh start of the day and join your hosts on an invigorating morning walk through magnificent gardens and followed by yoga stretches before a healthy breakfast.

World class chefs produces the contemporary healthy Australian cuisine which is complemented by fine wines from the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale wine region nearby.  Invigorated and rested, you spend the second day enjoying the fine boutique wines of the Adelaide Hills.



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Mary Anne Kennedy
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