The fresh fish, meat and produce grown in tropical regions adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef make dining an exceptional celebration in this part of the world.
There are many luxury resorts and 4-star and 5-star restaurants operating the length of the reef in various towns and holiday catchments.
But there are also tour operators who take the experience to the next level by offering meals in spectacular settings overlooking the Coral Sea from land and on water.
Bush tucker fine dining is a real thrill but also consider stopping at the traditional markets where the locals buy their daily subsistence.
And don’t bypass the roadside outlets that offer catch-of-the-day menus.