VIP Private Tours, based in Tuross Head, is one of the many local tourism operators celebrating the Food Trails of the South East.
In promoting their tour service VIP says "On a South Coast Paddock to Plate Food Tour, we will introduce you to an oyster grower, fishing cooperative, cattle grazier, vegetable grower, the makers of cheese and dairy products. We can visit valley farmers in Tilba, Bodalla or Bega.
Watch their video as they gather fresh produce throughout the morning and bring it all together for a sumptuous picnic lunch.
"Lovers of seafood will sample fresh oysters and seafood. Try prawns, oysters and tuna when in season from seaside towns and villages such as Batemans Bay, Narooma and Bermagui.
"Depending on the day, we can visit a Farmer’s Market to add seasonal fruit and vegetables, local fresh meats and seafood, specialty breads, preserves, honey and herbs to our hamper.
"World class milk and dairy products, grass fed beef and lamb, free range poultry, eggs and organic vegetables are grown in this region.
"For gin and ale lovers, we can take you to a gin distillery or craft ale brewery.
The South Coast Paddock to Plate Food Tour can start from Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Bermagui, Merimbula or Eden. The tour itinerary is subject to the availability of farmers who may be at market or harvest. Book at least one week in advance to allow us time to set up a quality itinerary.
"The South Coast Paddock to Plate Food Tour is a full day tour that includes a local produce picnic or main course restaurant lunch with a drink.
Above: VIP Private Tours ask "Where does our food come from? Meet the local people who take pride in producing the freshest and tastiest of foods".
NOTE: This is not a paid advertisement for VIP TOURS. The above is published as an example of one of the many new tourism initiatives that introduces visitors to our Food Trail and the exceptional quality of produce and product that can be found in the South East.