Food and Wine

The Sunshine Coast has become one of Queensland's premier foodie destinations; a visit to a local food festival, country market or one of the many award-winning restaurants will show you why. There's also cooking classes, boutique wineries, cheese producers and more. Prepare your tastebuds for a holiday from the everyday.
  • Stop at the Eumundi Markets any Wednesday or Saturday to sample local foods and artisan fare.
  • Savour the local produce served up at local cafes and restaurants throughout Noosa, Mooloolaba and the Hinterland towns of Montville and Maleny. Some of these establishments are highly awarded and have a national profile including their own series of cookbooks.
  • Bring home a new skill from your holiday after attending one of the many cooking schools.
Whatever makes your mouth water, you’ll find it on the Sunshine Coast.

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Ginger Factory

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions. The park features great shopping facilities, modern dining, educational tours, fun rides, regular school holiday entertainment, an undercover playground, free wi-fi, and is surrounded by acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens and walks.

Maleny Dairies

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Maleny Dairies is a family owned dairy farm and factory situated in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Their Farm Tours run from Monday to Saturday and are suitable for all ages. Tours begin with a short film about their farm and then it’s down to the factory to see how they process and package their products.

Kenilworth Dairies

Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
The Kenilworth Cheese Factory was established in 1950 by the Kraft Corporation to manufacture bulk cheese. The factory was closed in the 1980’s when Kraft centralised their production. This move left many in the local community unemployed.

Caloundra to Noosa Scenic Drive Tour

Multiple Locations
This scenic Sunshine Coast drive is for those who like a soft adventure served with lashings of beautiful nature. Starting at the Caloundra Coastal Path, begin with a walk or cycle along the shoreline.

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Bringing his excellence to Noosa, Peter Kuruvita, chef, restaurateur, television personality and one of Australia's well-regarded chefs welcomes you to Noosa Beach House. Perched above Hastings Street, Noosa Beach House Restaurant and Bar provides relaxed coastal dining in a stylishly chic setting, where fabulous food is simply prepared and cooked to perfection.

The Cooking School Noosa

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
The Cooking School Noosa is located on the beautiful Noosa River and overlooks the Noosa Sound Park. It offers exclusive classes with chefs both from Wasabi Restaurant and Bar as well as guest chefs from around the country.

Gympie Region Food Trail

Multiple Locations
Gympie Regional Council welcomes you to the Gympie region and hopes this food trail map helps you to discover, plan and enjoy your visit to their beautiful region. Gympie Gold Regional Produce aims to help you be inspired to taste, create, buy, stay, play, dine, learn and connect with their growers, producers, retailers, processors, cafes and restaurants and find out all about the fantastic food related events from near and far.

Maleny Mountain Wines

Bald Knob, Sunshine Coast Area
The Big Barrel is the home to Maleny Mountain Wines and MacLeod Brewing Company. Come and enjoy a wine or beer tasting in their unique eight metre high wine barrel showroom or enjoy local produce from our bistro.


Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Nutworks is situated at Yandina, across the road from the Ginger Factory. Visitors are welcome to uncover the history and health benefits of Australia's macadamia nut, view chocolates and roasting nuts being made and taste the delicious samples on offer.

Creative Tours and Events

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
Creative Tours and Events provides a range of personalised tours and event experiences on the Sunshine Coast. Creative Tours and Events pride themselves by providing a truly local experience by focusing on local food and produce including wineries, craft beer, breweries, markets, local restaurants and scenic tours.
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