Food and Drink

Fresh juicy mangos, seafood straight off the trawler, roasted macadamia nuts, and home-made goodies fresh from the oven are just some of the mouth-watering temptations waiting for you in tasty Queensland! And if you like a good drop to pair with your fare enjoy a bottle from a boutique Queensland vineyard, which are fast developing a reputation as the ones to watch.

Food for Thought

  • Set the alarm early and indulge in gourmet goodies found at local farmers markets, on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Tantalise your tastebuds at award-winning and hatted fine dining restaurants in Brisbane 
  • Keep an eye out for road-side stalls around Bundaberg, offering freshly picked goodies straight from the farm if you’re driving in the countryside.
  • Sample bush tucker and traditional indigenous foods in Tropical North Queensland.
  • Go casual with fish and chips on the beach at the Fraser Coast and in The Whitsundays or chew with a view on the Gold Coast.
  • Take a class and learn the secrets of a perfect curry, try out cheese making, or master the tricks of a chocolate soufflé at a cooking class.
  • Pile your plate high with prawns, oysters, mud crab, scallops or Moreton Bay Bugs to enjoy the abundance quality, local Queensland seafood all year round.

Everything’s Vine

  • Please your palette with a sharp, crisp chardonnay or warm oaky red, from a winery nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Queensland Country.
  • Discovery diversity in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and Brisbane countryside.
  • Add flavour to your holiday by following the Strangebird Wine Trail in the Granite Belt.
  • Sample the fruit wines of Tropical North Queensland and note their delicate notes of passionfruit, pineapple, and mango.

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Hops and Brew Craft Brewery Tours

West End, Brisbane Area
At Hops and Brew they believe Brisbane is brewing some of the best craft beers around. They want to share their passion for craft beers with you. It does not matter whether you are a beer connoisseur or a just learning the ropes.

Hops and Brew Craft Brewery Tours

West End, Brisbane Area
At Hops and Brew they believe Brisbane is brewing some of the best craft beers around. They want to share their passion for craft beers with you. It does not matter whether you are a beer connoisseur or a just learning the ropes.

Crafted Festival

Multiple Locations
4 November 2017
Crafted Festival is the Gold Coast's first craft beer and cider festival, showcasing brewers from across the Gold Coast, South East Queensland regions and interstate. The annual event also includes national and local entertainment, and gourmet food trucks in a relaxed outdoors environment, and promotes local creative industries on a national scale, mirroring the vibrant and creative culture that is alive on the Gold Coast.

Seniors Luncheon

Multiple Locations
Free Entry
24 August 2017
The Seniors Luncheon is a free event as part of National Seniors Week. This celebratory luncheon is designed to honour the lives, achievements and valuable contributions made to the community by their older residents.

Banca Ridge Cellar Door and Vineyard

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
The Banca Ridge Winery and Cellar Door is part of Queensland's first Wine Tourism Training College. Located at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, in the centre of Queensland's Granite Belt Wine Region, the Cellar Door is open to the public from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week.

Golden Grove Estate

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Golden Grove Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery. The grapes are 100 per cent Estate grown and produced and they specialise in alternative varieties, which are marketed under the Strangebird promotion.

Wild Lime Cooking School

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
Wild Lime Cooking School uses wild bush food in fusion with Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. A two hour hands on class is followed by lunch with local wines. The venue is the gleaming stainless steel kitchen of Wild Lime Cottage situated one and a half hours from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast at the wilderness end of Lamington National Park.
Wine lovers in the Ipswich area should put Ironbark Ridge Vineyard on their 'must do' list. Situated in rural Purga, just 15 minutes' drive from Ipswich and 45 minutes from Brisbane, Ironbark Ridge Vineyard is an attractive property perched on top a ridge with sweeping 360-degree views out to Pine Mountain, the RAAF Airbase, and Mt.

Savour the Flavour at the Gardens

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Whether you are seeking a lunchtime retreat from the office during a busy working week or simply getting out of the house for a weekend breakfast, there are very few places that offer the relaxing atmosphere of The Savour the Flavour Cafe at Gladstone Botanic Gardens.

Tamborine Cooking School

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Tamborine Cooking School is located in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland in South East Queensland. One hour from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, it offers cooking lessons using the best and freshest produce in the region.
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