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Foodscape Tours

Foodscape Tours

Byron Bay & South Coast
New South Wales

Contact Person: Karen Hirst or Jacqueline Weiley
Phone: 1300 502 100
Mobile: 0409 123 553

For many years Karen Hirst and Jacqueline Weiley explored many business ideas looking to see how they might apply their marketing backgrounds to a food related area. They had both developed a strong appreciation of the Byron area - its climate, beauty, quality produce and way of life - and realised a great way to acknowledge and celebrate the producers and food of the region was to showcase it to locals and visitors. They saw an opportunity to make it famous for its food, and with the support and enthusiasm of local producers, Foodscape Tours was established to offer a unique tasting experience of the region.

Launched in July, 2009, the company arranges and leads culinary discovery trails around Byron Bay, the hinterland and beyond for groups of 12-20 people. There are two tour formats: whole-day Best of Byron and Beyond bus tours; and Bite around the Bay - a five-hour walking tour through Byron Bay.

On the Best of Byron and Beyond, group members start the morning with a locally produced coffee or tea at a café or nearby plantation, before exploring hidden places that showcase some of the region's finest foods. The tour includes five or six destinations covering a selection of macadamias, local cheeses, fresh farm produce, homemade jams, bakery delights, unique spice blends, local beer or wine. This tour operates Thursday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm approx. Cost is $139 per person, includes transport, local guide, tastings and lunch.

In Bite around the Bay, members join an entertaining walking tour through the heart of Byron, enjoying its unique sights, sounds and personalities, at the same time experiencing the best of Byron's local food scene. Lunch featuring local products and produce concludes the bite around the bay.

Bite around the Bay operates on Friday and Saturday from 9.30 am to 2.00pm approx. Cost is $99 per person, includes local guide, tastings and lunch.

Foodscape Tours also offers gourmet food tours along the Shoalhaven coast south of Sydney providing an opportunity to meet a selection of local food producers and specialty retailers, as well as the chance to go behind the scenes and sample an array of seasonal fare. Passionate, local guides will host guests as they travel to secret foodie destinations including farms, orchards, commercial kitchens, specialty stores and vineyards - some of these are open exclusively to Foodscape Tours.

As we taste our way around the magical coastline and hinterland of our regions, we’ll bring you the best of what's in season and give you the opportunity to sample and shop from the source. There’s also a delicious lunch featuring local produce.

Tours:

  • Indulgence: Start your discovery of the local foodscape with a locally roasted coffee or tea, and then journey to hidden places, to discover some of the region's finest food. Visit up to seven destinations and meet the passionate personalities behind some of the region’s best produce and artisan products.

9.30am – 4.30pm, $110pp

  • Delights: Enjoy the essence of our Indulgence Tour during a morning food trail, concluding with a delicious lunch.

9.00am – 2.00pm, $89pp

All tours include transport by air-conditioned mini-coach, local guide, food & wine tastings, and lunch featuring local produce.



Departures:
South Coast - Berry or Gerringong.
Byron Bay, Northern Rivers - Byron Bay

Bite around the Bay - Byron walking tour
Discover the best of Byron’s local foodie scene – meet the shopkeepers, taste their specialties and enjoy a delicious lunch.
9.20am – 2.00pm, $69.00 per person.








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