The West Coast's most famous culinary event is the Wild Foods Festival in March. A celebration of the coast's unique lifestyle, food and hospitality, the event is described as 'an extravaganza of gourmet bush tucker (slang word for 'food')'. Another prime time for foodies to visit is spring, when the Coast's greatest delicacy, whitebait (a tiny type of fish), is scooped out of local rivers.
People who miss these events needn't be disappointed, because excellent dining opportunities exist all the year round.
To complement these memorable dining opportunities, the West Coast has a strong brewing tradition dating back to the Gold Rush days. Monteiths and Miners breweries have evolved into boutique brew houses that produce an excellent range of beers. Both companies offer tours and sampling opportunities at their respective premises.