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Frequently Asked Questions

At this stage, Western Australia Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac is scheduled to take place from 16-22 November 2020.

The health and safety of our attendees, partners and staff remains our top priority and as such, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and advice from The Department of Health. And if our plans change, we will be sure to let you know.

With critical isolation and lockdown measures now in place to stop the spread of Coronavirus, Western Australia’s bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs and wineries are facing a time of unprecedented struggle.

Many of the venues being affected are local businesses; businesses run by families and individuals, who can no longer afford to pay their staff or make ends meet.

Together, we can make a difference. YOU can make a difference, simply by ordering direct from local restaurants, buying a voucher and sharing #TakeawayForWA to support the hospitality industry. Find out more about this initiative or see our list of Western Australian restaurants and cafés offering takeaway and delivery.

Interstate and international travel is currently restricted into Western Australia.

We’ll continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, take advice from the Department of Health and provide international/interstate travel updates where possible on our website. We also encourage you to follow travel advice from sources like the WHO, local authorities and your own State/Territory Government.

If you are based in Western Australia or the Margaret River region, or a region without restricted travel, now’s a good time to begin planning. Adventure awaits, so why not start here?

If you are still under travel restrictions, we hope you’ll be able to join us soon.

Ticket ‘on sale’ date will be announced soon.

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Stay tuned to find which culinary stars and events will be part of the festival line up in 2020!

Some of the biggest names in the culinary world have been part of previous Gourmet Escape star line-ups including the likes of Marco Pierre White (2019 & 2015), David Chang (2019), Nigella Lawson (2018 & 2016) and Heston Blumenthal (2013 & 2014) to help us showcase the region’s fine wines, craft beers, and amazing local produce.

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A number of renowned chefs are set to appear at Gourmet Escape in 2020. The full talent line-up will be announced soon.

Watch this space, sign up to our online newsletter and follow our social channels to be the first to hear about festival announcements.

Gourmet Escape returns from 16-22 November 2020, transforming Western Australia into an epicurean hub of culinary delights; where world-class Michelin chefs meet the finest Australian produce, award-winning wine flights and one-of-a-kind fun ‘foodie’ delights.

Expect to be surprised, delighted and inspired on this curated gourmet journey.

To TASTE the very finest local produce from Western Australia (the ‘Best of the West’), curated by global culinary talent.

To MEET (and eat) with local, homegrown and world-renowned celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs.

To SIP celebrated Australian wines, beers and spirits, enjoying flights with famous critics in the stunning Margaret River.

To EXPLORE extraordinary beaches and backdrops of WA, feeding your stomach whilst feasting your eyes.

If you would like to get involved in Gourmet Escape please email info@gourmetescape.com.au and your enquiry will be passed on to the relevant team member.

If you are a brand or artisan producer that is keen to find out more about how Gourmet Escape can help connect you with passionate food, wine and travel enthusiasts please email culinary@img.com

All ticket purchasers are subject to Ticketing Terms and Conditions 

By purchasing tickets, patrons accept and agree to the following terms and conditions.

Ticket Conditions- All Events

  • Only valid tickets holders will be permitted admissions to our events.
  • For our dinner and lunch events all adults and children entering the venue must hold a ticket.
  • Visitors to every event agree to the Onsite Filming & Photography Disclaimer
  • International Management Group of America Pty Ltd reserve the right to vary performing artists, chefs, talent and the advertised program should circumstances require it to do so.
  • In the event of a cancellation, International Management Group of America Pty Ltd will not be liable for any expenses, costs, loss or damage, whether direct or consequential, that may be incurred as a result of cancelled accommodation, transfers, hire charges or by any other circumstances or matters.
  • No unauthorised on-selling of tickets is permitted.
  • International Management Group of America Pty Ltd reserve the right to cancel or change event dates, time, logistics, line up and venue as required. Tickets purchased to the event are non-refundable. Alternative dates, venues and times may be issued to ticket holders at the discretion and decision of the organisers’.
  • Please read our privacy policy

 

Are tickets refundable?

Regardless of whether the Gourmet Escape venue is indoor or outdoor all events will proceed whether rainy or dry. Plan ahead with appropriate clothing and bring your sense of adventure! There will be no refunds.

 

Coronavirus Updates

Please see here for updates and information on our response to the coronavirus. 

Want to join us but haven’t got around to booking? Let our handy travel partners arrange everything for you including tickets, accommodation, flights, and transfers. 

BY PLANE

Fly into Perth international airport, which is serviced by over 20 international, domestic and regional airlines. 

From there you will be able to travel into Perth’s CBD via one of the multiple car services presented at the airport. See City of Perth for all your transport needs.

BY CAR

If you are travelling from the Margaret River region to Perth, it is about a three-hour drive. Southwest Coachlines and TransWA provide shuttles to and from the two regions on a scheduled basis. Or if you prefer to do the drive yourself there are multiple car hire companies local to the Margaret River region and Perth. To find more information on your travel options, Your Margaret River Region and City of Perth have all that you need.

If you are travelling from the Swan Valley, Perth is only a short 25-minute drive. There are a number of local transport companies offering travel by taxi, rideshare and car hire. Alternatively, there are the local train and bus services offering transportation from Swan Valley. See Swan Valley for all your travel options.

BY PLANE

Fly into Perth International Airport, which is serviced by over 20 international, domestic and regional airlines.

From the airport, it’s about a three-hour drive to the Margaret River region, where you can choose to base yourself in any of the major accommodation destinations; Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup or Margaret River.

BY BUS

South West Coachlines connects Perth and the South West region, departing daily from the City Bus Port, Domestic Airport & International Airport, Perth. South West destinations include Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Manjimup, Collie, and Bunbury. TransWA also operates a daily bus service from East Perth.

For bus schedules to and from The Gourmet Village visit South West Coach Lines!

The Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River Regions have accommodation to suit everyone. Whether you want a luxurious escape or need room for friends and family you can find something to suit your budget.

For convenience, we recommend you take a look at our individual pages for the Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River where you will find all your travel and accommodation questions answered!

We encourage you to make the most of your visit to these beautiful regions and plan your trip in advance. Why not check out our travel packages available.

Find more regional information relating to travel distance, driving times, accommodation, attractions, and tours, visit Swan Valley Tourism Centre, City of Perth and Your Margaret River Region.

Yes. Western Australia runs on AWST and is one and half an hours* behind South Australia and  the Northern Territory, whilst it runs two hours* behind New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.

*Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory do not observe Daylight Savings (Summer) Time. During this time Western Australia is three hours behind New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania and two and a half hours behind South Australia