What to Eat in Australia

Updated June 24, 2020.

It’s everyone’s favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! Today I feel like going Down Under to one of my favorite places: Australia! This was a very special trip for me because my then-boyfriend (now husband) knew I’d always wanted to go to Australia, and took me there for my 28th birthday! We saw and Opera at the Sydney Opera House, climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, held a koala, fed a kangaroo, and swam at the Great Barrier Reef! Talk about a trip of a lifetime!


This is not a well-rounded breakfast sampling, so I apologize for that. What I do not apologize for is my recommendation not to use Vegemite like you would jam or butter. It’s salty, it’s gross, and it’s meant to be used in much smaller amounts than this! If I’d only known… but now you won’t make the same mistake! The coffee and cheese pastries above were excellent, though!

Flat White and Breakfast Pastry
This is how NOT to have vegemite.


So adventurous! I tried the exotic meats sampling at Kuranda Koala Gardens, and it was both interesting and delightful! The emu meat was my favorite because it was the most tender. I recommend it! Steve and I both love seafood, so it’s no surprise we also enjoyed a seafood pizza (or two) and barramundi (white fish) burgers during our trip.

Crocodile, Emu, and Kangaroo Meats
Prawn Pizza from Cairns, yum!
Massive Fish Burger and Fries


One could say we enjoy seafood! Australia apparently has massive prawns. Even the chopped up ones on the pizza were huge! I didn’t even mind that oftentimes they still had eyeballs. And yes, kangaroos are cute, but they’re also yummy.

Beautiful Barramundi Salad
Aussie Pizza and Seafood Pizza
Incredible Prawns
At what point does it cease to be shrimp and begin to be lobster?
Aussie Surf ‘n Turf: Prawns and Kangaroo Steak


Is it a brownie? Is it pudding? Who can tell? No one cares what it is because it tastes amazing! And is that a whole candied pear on top of ice cream covered in hot fudge? It absolutely is. I think I was supposed to share that with Steve, but I’m not a great share-er when it comes to amazing desserts!

Fudgy Brownie and Biscotti
Ice Cream with Candied Pear, covered in Hot Fudge

Hungry for more? Check out all the food from around the globe on my World Foods Page!

Need more tips for traveling Down Under? Check out my Australia Page!

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