Embark on a Culinary Adventure with the Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway!

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Starting by rail from Central Station, Sydney, on Friday 31st May, this exclusive event offers food enthusiasts an all-encompassing package for a seamless journey through the Shoalhaven’s gastronomic landscape.

All aboard for a taste adventure with Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway! Kickstart your journey on a scenic train ride from Sydney, enjoy a packed lunch sourced from the amazing providores of the Shoalhaven Region. 

With three nights of comfortable country accommodation lined up at the Pleasantway River Lodge, a carefully curated experience promises a relaxed long weekend immersed in the best of Shoalhaven.

From fine-dining experiences in Berry to Ulladulla,  a serene cruise to the mussel farms on beautiful Jervis Bay, and engaging talks from our master chefs and producers, your days will be filled with extraordinary food adventures showcasing all our region has to offer.

Ready, set, savour!


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All aboard for a taste adventure with Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway! Kickstart your journey on a scenic train ride from Sydney, enjoy a packed lunch sourced from the amazing providores of the Shoalhaven Region

Book Your Tickets Here


Guests will enjoy carefully curated visits to some of the region’s most esteemed restaurants and venues including:

Event Highlights

Ponte Bar and Dining along with Pasta Buoy Collaboration Dinner:

ABOUT US: Ponte is a modern waterfront restaurant in Nowra set alongside the southern bank of the stunning Shoalhaven River. With vast water views from all tables, Ponte boasts an enclosed balcony, an atmospheric dining room, and a bar/lounge area seating up to 120 guests.

Our vision was to create a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere ideal for enjoying good food and good wine.

We never want our diners to feel rushed, so we encourage a grazing style of eating where you can take in the spectacular views of the Shoalhaven River at your leisure." - Thiago.

WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY: A sumptuous four-course dinner that perfectly illustrates the culinary skills of Homegrown Hero, Sam Smith (previously Chef at both the 3 Michelin starred Restaurant “The Ledbury” in London, and the 6 starred Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island), and Thiago De Paiva Menezes (owner, operator and sommelier of Ponte Bar and Dining).

Indigenous Food and Cultural Experience with Doug Innes-Will @ Ramox Cafe Bundanon

ABOUT US: Bundanon is many things. An art museum embedded in the landscape. A wildlife sanctuary set on 1000 hectares. A gift to the Australian people. The vast array of experiences at this South Coast art destination means every visitor’s journey here will be different.

Executive Chef Douglas Innes-Will brings his local eye and longstanding knowledge of South Coast produce to Bundanon, working with local purveyors to source sustainable ingredients for signature dishes.

Citing The South Coast as one of his main inspirations, Innes-Will will bring a paddock-to-plate culinary philosophy to the gallery with a simple style of cooking that will be a continuation of Bundanon’s sustainability charge and radical solution to climate change.

WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY: An immersive journey into indigenous cuisine at Ramox in Bundanon, set on 1000 hectares, this vast and natural landscape will inspire all
who visit. Inspiration from this location is not lost on host, Homegrown Hero and renowned Chef Doug Innes-Will (Good Food Guide 2 Hatted Chef and former Executive Chef at 6 starred Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island)


Book Your Tickets

All aboard for a taste adventure with Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway! Kickstart your journey on a scenic train ride from Sydney, enjoy a packed lunch sourced from the amazing providores of the Shoalhaven Region

Book Your Tickets Here


Cupitt’s Estate Winery Long Lunch:

ABOUT US: At Cupitt’s Estate, you will find a boutique winery, brewery, fromagerie, restaurant, luxury accommodation and a wedding venue - where the coast meets country near Milton on the pristine NSW South Coast, with unrivalled views overlooking the nearby Budawang Ranges and Burrill Lake. 

WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY: Hosted by the Matriarch of the Cupitt family, Rosie Cupitt, one of our Shoalhaven Food Heroes – the lunch is sure to tantalise the taste buds offering a curated 3 course meal with paired wines, showcasing the best produce the Shoalhaven has to offer.

We are proudly family-owned and run (we’re Rosie, Griff, Libby, Tom and Wal, hello!), our much-loved restaurant, embodies the sustainable, local and homegrown principles we live and work by, using seasonal produce from our gardens, our Black Angus beef and ingredients sourced through our partnerships with local farmers."

The ULIMATE Foodie Long-Weekend Away with Friends/Family

The Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway is designed for food lovers seeking a comprehensive and worry-free weekend and we'll ensure that from the moment guests depart from Central Station in Sydney on 31st May at 11am, every detail is taken care of, all included in the event package.

The Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway represents just a small part of what our wonderful region has to offer in terms of food, beverage, and cultural experiences – this event is all inclusive, allowing our guests to relax and enjoy the experiences we have carefully selected." - Shoalhaven Food Network President, Di Laver

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to explore the Shoalhaven's hidden culinary gems, set against the backdrop of the region's stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

For additional details about the Shoalhaven Gourmet Getaway and the 2024 Autumn Celebration of Food, please visit our website: www.shoalhavenfoodnetwork.com.au
or contact:

Di (President): info@shoalhavenfoodnetwork.com.au or
Ben (Marketing): marketing@shoalhavenfoodnetwork.com.a


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