In the past two decades, the Sunshine Coast has transformed itself beyond the obvious appeal of its beaches, relaxed towns and abundant natural attractions. Relaxed the lifestyle certainly is, but passion for food burns bright among local restaurateurs and food producers. Foodies are coming to the region in increasing numbers to savour the local produce served up at the any cafes and restaurants. Some of these establishments are highly awarded and have a national profile including their own series of cookbooks.
For lots of different taste experiences over a few days there are self-guided tours and food trails. You also might want to sync your holiday calendar for popular annual events such as the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival and the Hinterland’s Real Food Festival.
Arts & crafts and health & wellbeing are also a big part of the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. The local day spas offer a completely revitalising body and mind experience. There are art gallery trails throughout the hinterland, all offering a different type of ‘food for the soul’.