Mudgee: #1 foodie hot spot in Australia

Mudgee region has been ranked the number one food destination in Australia.

The travel booking website has uncovered the top local and global food destinations as endorsed by foodie fans.

In Australia, Mudgee region surpassed renowned food and wine destinations including Orange, Adelaide, Hobart and Daylesford. 

The top 5 cities in Australia endorsed for food:

In a time where 75% of global travellers likely travel somewhere known for its great food and drink, it comes as no surprise Mudgee region is leading the charge in Australia. 

Mudgee Region Tourism CEO Cara George, said, “it is fantastic to see Mudgee region recognised as the leading food destination in Australia.”

“The results truly reflect the award-winning food and wine produced throughout the region and it's another reason for visitors to skip town and come to Mudgee.”

Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Tokyo are the top cities for food fans across the globe

Foodie favourites: the global hotspots

Among the over 118 million real traveller reviews on, food stands out as a clear passion for many, representing a central theme in countless reviews.

The data reveals Asian and South American flavours feature highly in the top ten foodie favourite destinations with Greece, Australia and Spain also included.

Hong Kong, with its famous dim sum, Sao Paulo with Brazilian barbeque and Tokyo, whose restaurants have accrued more Michelin stars than New York and Paris combined, top the list.