Australia’s longest running culinary festival returns this year, with more than 150 events planned across South Australia for 10 delicious days.

From 3 – 12 May, Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel is serving up an exciting program of events including a reimagined Town Square, Tasting Australia Airlines trips to the Eyre Peninsula and the Limestone Coast and a drinks program jam-packed with special bottles and one-of-a-kind tastings. 

With so many outstanding events to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to 13 of our must-do events for 2024.

Whether you’d like to try something a little different and quirky this year, or if you’re looking for the best of the best, you are sure to find it with one of these events:

For the first time, the festival will bring visitors from interstate direct to regional South Australia, with a charter plane flying direct from Melbourne to Naracoorte as part of a new Tasting Australia Airlines experience.

Another event exclusive is a collaboration with Journey Beyond for Tasting Australia by Train, offering a 10-hour day trip from Melbourne to Adelaide with curated experiences on board The Ghan’s dining and bar carriages.

International chefs Asma Khan (UK), Claudette Zepeda (US) and James Henry (France) will also feature across the festival, alongside a national and local lineup including Matt Moran, Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Justin James and Jake Kellie.

The festival’s hub – Town Square – will also return to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga offering free entry and a fresh look, including new food vendors and bars to explore and discover.

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel runs for 10 days from Friday 3 – Sunday 12 May 2024 across Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Event tickets are now available at