A Unique Experience with Jimmy
Gourmet Getaway Tours is a small tour company owned and operated by Jimmy Henry – a true Sydney local, chef of 20 years and tour guide of 12 years. Jimmy has taken a unique approach to his tours by combining his chef and guiding experience to create the ultimate foodie day tour.
Finally I am able able to fulfill my passion for cooking and guiding amidst the beautiful Australian countryside.
Early in his career Jimmy travelled to three different states of Australia to complete his chef apprenticeship. A desire to improve his culinary knowledge saw Jimmy travel afar to Europe and Asia where he worked in some very interesting kitchens and met some amazing people.
With 12 years of experience guiding destinations like Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, The Kimberley, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley, Jimmy is delighted to finally offer his own tailor-made gourmet tours. We invite you to join us on one of our tours, you won’t be disappointed.
A camping tour of Australia’s Kakadu National Park on Jimmy’s 30th birthday introduced him to the prospect of a career change. The lure of cooking over a campfire at night with a beer or wine in hand proved hard to resist. Jimmy has never looked back.
Hunter Valley Tours
Gourmet Getaway Tours specialise in Gourmet Food and Wine Tours to the beautiful Hunter Valley. Our tours provide a unique opportunity for guests to taste locally made wines matched with a regional Australian menu prepared on location by their very own tour guide and chef.
This unique tour is Jimmy’s trademark. Jimmy has dreamt of operating his own tour company for many years. It’s been a natural progression considering his adventurous spirit, personable nature and love for all things Australian.
Blue Mountains Tours
In 2018, Jimmy saw the demand for Blue Mountain Tours. As a former resident of the lower Blue Mountains, he always found himself recommending secret spots. Particularly overseas visitors who wanted to explore Sydney without going through the usual tourist traps.