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Mini Break | Noosa Food & Wine Festival


It’s quiet possibly our favourite time of the year. While it’s starting to get mighty chilly across Australia, a little ray of sunshine always seems to hover over Noosa each year during the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival.

It’s the perfect winter minibreak where you can enjoy the best food, wine and natural beauty of Noosa.  Noosa International Food & Wine Festival is back bigger than ever 15-18 May 2014 with some big culinary stars descending on this beachside village to celebrate.

Join international chefs including Alvin Leung (Hong Kong), Bruno Loubet (London) and David Thompson (Bangkok) together with local talent including Peter Kuruvita, Ryan Squires, Justin North, Neil Perry, Ryan Squires and more, you won’t be able to turn a corner without bumping into a gastronomic super-star.


The culinary long weekend kicks off on Thursday with the Westpac Ruby Lunch with guest speaker Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s funniest ladies and Editor-in-Chief of news website The Hoopla.

Events are already selling fast, so hurry to secure your place on Friday at the Asahi Beer Lunch. Join chefs Shinichi Maeda and Sean McConnell for a lunch of specially conceived dishes matched with Asahi ales and Somersby ciders.

Welcome party and concert promises to be loads of fun this year with X Factor winner Dami Im headlining the night filled with fabulous food, wine, music and dancing.


Keep yourself tidy for the main event on Saturday & Sunday where general admission allows entry to Festival Village, culinary exhibition with food tastings, choice of 20 Celebrity Chef cooking demonstrations, lifestyle discussions in the Courier-Mail Annexe and live entertainment. On Saturday, try some ‘street food’ prepared by Australia’s leading food critics with an opportunity for you to pass judgment after sampling their offerings. On Sunday, the festival wraps up with entertainment by Queen Bohemian Rhapsody feat Thomas Crane, Don’t Fret and Mdevine performing throughout the festival it’s going to be a day of groovin’ and first-rate food.

And it gets better. Noosa’s best beachfront hotels, cosy hinterland hideaways and awesome apartments are getting into the spirit with plenty offering deals to make your weekend sojourn to the seaside event sweeter. Entry to the festival starts from $40 per person and tickets available here and browse our Sunshine Coast accommodation and book here.

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