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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo for +30 years between Australia, Italy, Europe and more countries. She is keen to share her knowledge and best tips to help solo travellers travel more and plan their adventures in a simpler and smarter way. Michela is the founder and editor in chief of Rocky Travel.


  1. Ayngelina
    September 30, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Interesting, I think Australia shares a similar issue as we do in Canada in not having a really distinct food culture but rather a blend due to our histories. Canada has a few dishes because of its French heritage that are somewhat distinct, but not many.


    • rockytravel
      October 5, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

      That’s true and this is what is fascinating about Australia, Ayngelina! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  2. A Tramp Abroad
    October 2, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Very cool! We’re in Australia at the moment until mid October and will definitely check some of these out.


    • rockytravel
      October 5, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

      oh yes, you must absolutely try some out!


  3. Brooke, Why Go Australia
    October 6, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    Australia is definitely a mix of cultures and it shows in the food around the country. I’m American, so I can appreciate the fact that you can get really great Asian food here… but I miss quality Mexican!


  4. Anderson
    November 30, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    Australians also eat a lot of sausages, and also popular is that sweet chili cause. Vegemite is…terrible. I’m not a fan of peas, so the meat pie was lost on me. However, be sure to try pavlova!


  5. Georgia
    May 22, 2017 @ 3:41 am

    I love that people are exploring Australian food and writing about it – we are a lucky country, indeed. Had to giggle at your use of ‘smoko’ in relation to a snack though!

    ‘Smoko’ is short for smoke break – it’s a very blue collar worker term – said by ‘tradies’ (short for tradesmen) and really doesn’t have much to do with eating. Our avocados are sublime though!


    • rockytravel
      May 22, 2017 @ 8:57 am

      I learnt about the smoko in the Queensland ‘s Outback, where the locals told me about how they call the short break they usually have with a good cuppa and something small to eat, (and maybe a cigarette). It’s good to hear about the different ways people interpreter the same old Aussie slang though. Thanks for stopping by, Georgia. 😉


  6. Archie Mairinger
    June 17, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

    Great info! have many uses for this tips! I agree that “Australian food sows the influence of multicultural cuisines from the earliest settlers to the Mediterranean and Asian influence in 19th and 20th century.” Thanks for sharing!


  7. Keith Kellett
    November 13, 2017 @ 8:08 am

    You don’t count Tim-tams as ‘food’? ;D


    • rockytravel
      November 14, 2017 @ 2:30 am

      Tim-Tams are packaged-chocolate biscuits, although popular among Aussies, not something worth adding to this list, no. Or do you come to Australia to eat Tim-Tams? 🙂


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