Join us and other foodie friends for truly memorable food and luxe accommodation experiences around Australia, France, Italy and Asia. We share our tips and recommendations on other special and unique places to go and stay.


Foodie Tours

Freestyle Escapes is a place where the lover of food, wine and travel can browse sensational places to visit around the world, get great tips on the best places to eat, take a cooking class or visit producers/growers in a particular region.

France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand:  Martin Duncan – Freestyle Escapes Food & Art Tours

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Check out the fabbo European accommodation below to give you an idea of my fave Freestyle Escapes tour destinations.
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Some of my celebrity chef friends invited to Freestyle Escape Cooking & Art School run amazing tours across the globe.

Their experience and great personalities make these foodie adventures cherished life-time memories. Check them out and mention Martin sent you and you’ll be looked after!

Christine Manfield

IndiaChristine Manfield – Epicurious Travel

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and authors and her classes at Freestyle Escape Cooking School have always been sought after. Join Christine as she takes you on a journey through India, it’s people, it’s spices & flavours. Partnering with Epicurious Travel, Christine’s tours offer unique, luxury adventures with an emphasis on a high level of personal attention and service.



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Sicily, Puglia & Greece:  Dominique Rizzo – Pure Food Tours

Join Dominique in a journey to her home country of Sicily as well as Puglia October 2013, and a Art & Food Tour to Greece in  2015.
“… I take you on a sumptuous food, history and wine journey to discover the rich beauty behind this intoxicating Island. … personally guided 16 day and 14 day tours showcase the two sides of Sicily, the rustic West Sicily and the captivating East of Sicily including 4 days in the alluring Aeolian Islands.”
Book a tour with Dom and mention Freestyle Escapes to receive a foodie tour pack . 

Sally Lynch 3Japan, Spain, Italy, Vietnam:  Sally Lynch – Taste Trekkers

Sally is a seasoned foodie with a “love of great produce and creating something special to share with family, friends and lovers! Combine that with overseas travel and you’ve got gastronommic adventures like no other!”

Sally has a love for the spicy and gourmet conducting food tours/treks around Brisbane, cooking classes, weekends away and overseas tours.

secrete-garden-chef-peter-wolfeVietnam:  Peter Wolfe – Free Range Chef Tour/Live it Travel

Owner of Cedar Creek Farm Bush Foods, Peter Wolfe also hosts his ‘Free Range Chef Tour’ annually. Consisting of 12 days and 11 nights, this tour is perfect for chefs, would-be chefs and good food lovers alike! Peter’s tours will not only develop your cooking skills, but also broaden the range of ingredients you cook with at home, whilst immersing yourself in Vietnamese culture. and the ‘Live It Travel’ or ‘Free Ranging Chef’ Facebook page.



Thailand and Vietnam:  Spirit House – Tag-along Tours

The tag-along concept is simple — make your own way to Bangkok or Hanoi (use your frequent flyer miles, hotel rewards etc.) and meet up with Spirit House chefs and guide for four fun-filled days of food exploration and discovery.

These tours are a fantastic way to begin your holiday in Thailand or Vietnam — giving you a deeper understanding of the food and culture as well as some unique sights along the way.


Foodie Schools


– New South Wales

Martin Boetz: Cooks Co-op

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The Spirithouse Cooking School


– Tasmania

Agrarian Kitchen

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– Palermo, Sicily

Cooking with the Duchess



– Lecce

The Awaiting Table

Favourite places to stay


If you’re looking for a luxury getaway that’s a bit different, then look no further. Introducing you to some of the most divine locations…


Great Barrier Reef
Freestyle Escape
Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Freestyle Escape offers exclusive luxury accommodation in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Art and gourmet cooking classes also available.
Lizard Island
Great Barrier Reef
Hamilton Island
Spicers Clovelly Estate
Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Spicers Peak Lodge
Maryvale, Scenic Rim
Southern Ocean Lodge Ocean Lodge
 Avalon Coastal Retreat Coastal Retreat
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Villa Madonna

Freestyle Escapes Food & Art Tour destination
La Tour Du Treuil
Freestyle Escapes Food & Art Tour destination


Ayana Resort
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