Food & Drink of Australia

sydney Rock Oysters

National specialties:

 • Sydney rock oysters.

 • Barramundi (freshwater fish).

 • Moreton Bay bugs (a shellfish).

 • Macadamia nuts.

 • Kangaroo.

 National drinks:

• Australian wine, especially Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Margaret River.

 • Australian beer, including Coopers, Cascade, James Squire, Little Creatures and Matilda Bay.

The major vineyards (wineries) are outside Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide. The largest single wine-growing region is in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, two hours’ drive from Adelaide, where high-quality red and white wines are produced. For further information, visit Australian Wine and Beer (website: