IGA Taste Great Southern runs for 18 days, stretching over three weekends and two weeks and positioned just prior to Easter. The autumn weather is perfect whether you stay over a few days, a week, or longer to enjoy the many events on offer as well as the amazing natural attractions.
The Great Southern of Western Australia represents one of the most diverse and engaging tourism, food and wine regions you could imagine! Located along the amazing south coast and expanding into the farming hinterland it includes major centres Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning.
Great Southern produce is fresh, natural, seasonal and exceptional. Foods like oysters and seafood, cereal crops, beef and lamb, vegetables and milk products all excel on the south coast and the wine varietals such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling are first class, competing strongly on the world stage.
With a line-up of over 40 events, including; festivals, markets, degustations, dinners and lunches, wine tasting, beer, coffee and spirit sessions, food and wine pairing, masterclasses, seminars and community events – Great Southern is truly your gourmet destination!
For general queries regarding the Taste Great Southern festival please email [email protected] or call 08 9228 9166
IGA Taste Great Southern 2018 features a variety of highly acclaimed chefs from all around the world, including Marco Pierre White, Justine Schofield, Anna Gare, Paul Iskov, Russell Blaikie, Amy Hamilton, and John and Leo Wright. Check out the list of all chefs appearing at this year’s Taste Great Southern here.
- Enjoy a beach day at the beautiful Green’s Pool and lose yourself at Elephant Rocks, near Denmark.
- Hike one of Western Australia’s highest peaks, Bluff Knoll, for spectacular views, located in the Stirling Range National Park.
- Marvel at the coastline from the Gap and Natural Bridge lookouts in Torndirrup National Park, Albany.
- Attend the weekly Albany Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning or the Boatshed Markets on Sunday morning to fill your picnic basket with delicious treats.
- Discover the whaling heritage of Albany, plus WA’s flora and fauna at Discovery Bay.
- Check out the largest sheep sale yards every Wednesday morning in Katanning.
- Climb The Granite Skywalk in The Porongurup National Park for awesome 360 degree views of the countryside.
- Drive the Scotsdale Road tourist drive, stopping regularly to taste produce and wines, near Denmark.
- Spot the endangered Malleefowl which lives in the Mallee trees near Ongerup.
- Visit Kodja Place in Kojonup and learn how the stories of settlers, aboriginals and migrants intertwine.