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Sunshine Coast Queensland

Official Food Guide


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Discover the naturally refreshing flavour of the Sunshine Coast The warm climate, rich soil and abundant oceans of the Sunshine Coast make for a gourmet paradise. More than 500 food and beverage producers are based in the region, supplying a stunning array of fresh and delicious produce to local restaurants, cafĂŠs and markets. The Official Food Guide to the Sunshine Coast is guaranteed to tempt your tastebuds. It provides information about producers, cooking schools, food attractions, markets, and award-winning restaurants as well as tips on eating like a local.


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Getting here Travelling by air

Sunshine Coast Airport is conveniently located in the heart of the region. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne, and commencing in September 2016, Jetstar will also offer direct flights from Adelaide three times a week. Air New Zealand offers seasonal direct flights from Auckland. Alternatively, fly into Brisbane Airport (Domestic and International), just one hour’s drive south of the Sunshine Coast.

By road The Sunshine Coast is located only one hour north of Brisbane. Getting around the region is easy by road with rental cars, buses and private transfers available.

Photo by Ellie Bullen



Local produce

Straight from the source. The heart, soul and food of the region can be found at the local markets. A tasty reason to visit will not only provide you with the chance to discover fresh locally grown produce and gourmet delights, but you’ll also be able to meet the growers and producers. 4 #visitsunshinecoast

You will find the latest in-season ingredients on offer while you sip a green smoothie and fill your basket with goodies. If you wander through the many markets in this corner of Queensland, it won’t take you long to realise why the Sunshine Coast ranks as one of the top ‘market’ destinations in Australia.

Don’t miss • Picking up some goodies to pack as a picnic and savour as you soak up the sunshine and views by the beach or a waterfall. • Enjoying the live entertainment of buskers and performers as you wander through gourmet food stalls.



Caloundra Street Fair Bulcock Street, Caloundra P 07 5492 5977 This vibrant street market featuring over 200 unique stalls is on every Sunday from 8am-1pm. Quality artisan products, fresh produce and flowers, and a selection of food stalls. Enjoy live entertainment, street theatre, boutiques and specialty shops. F W

Kunara Organic Marketplace 330 Mons Road, Forest Glen P 07 5445 6440 Our 1,000+ daily visitors come to shop organic and have a totally unique experience. Whether grabbing a bite to eat in our organic café, getting health advice from our naturopaths, speaking with our horticulturalists about native plants, or discovering the incredible organic produce from local growers, Kunara will inspire you to take better care of yourself and the environment.


Original Eumundi Markets Memorial Drive, Eumundi P 07 5442 7106 Aside from being the best retail therapy on the planet, the Original Eumundi Markets also serve up scrumptious gourmet fare from all corners of the globe, along with a wealth of fresh produce, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and antipasto. It’s a mecca for foodies and art lovers - every Wednesday and Saturday morning. F W

Markets guide

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• Eumundi Markets

• The Caloundra Street Fair • Cotton Tree Markets • Imbil Country Markets • Fishermans Road Sunday Markets • Gympie Museum Markets (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday) • Gympie Southside Markets (2nd and 4th Sunday) • The Maleny Markets • Noosa Farmers Market • Noosa Marina Market • Peregian Beach Markets (1st and 3rd Sunday)

Thursday • Cooroy Community Market

Friday • The Wharf Mooloolaba Twilight Markets

Saturday • The Big Pineapple Markets • Eumundi Markets • Kawana Waters Farmers Markets • Landsborough Markets • Pomona Country Markets (2nd and 4th Saturday) • Yandina Markets

For more information

Did you know? The Sunshine Coast is known for its avocados, ginger, pineapples, strawberries, feijoas, macadamia nuts, passionfruit, lychees, seafood, lemon myrtle and dairy products. Caloundra Street Fair 5

Food experiences

Cooloola Berries. Photo by Lauren Bath

Local food revolution. Celebrate the Sunshine Coast’s fresh and bountiful local produce by visiting one of the region’s many food attractions.

Fish n Crab Deep Sea Charters

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Paddock to plate has never been closer with farm gates, food and wine tours and factory tours; where you can get up close and see behind the scenes. Pick your own, smell, taste and experience an authentic food spectacle.

Don’t miss • A visit to some of the country’s most renowned dairy producers. • Picking your own strawberries from June to November. • Sinking your feet in to grapes at Flame Hill Vineyard’s annual Grape Stomp, or in to the sand at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. • Shopping at the Maple Street Co-op, Maleny’s most iconic food store.

Cooloola Berries 856 Tagigan Road, Wolvi P 0400 331 216 Jason and his family welcome you to Cooloola Berries. Share the romance of picking sweet, ripe strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Visit the farm gate café and try our handcrafted ice creams. We provide real food experiences, jam and preserving classes, kids’ parties and farm tours. Open 7 days, June to December.


Cooloola Eco Tours Cherry Venture Propeller, Rainbow Beach P 0414 491 955 Do you have an adventurous appetite for good food? Then you must join this Café and Culture Tour. Take a deliciously mouth-watering walking tour through the heart of Rainbow Beach and discover the fresh local produce from the Gympie region! E W

Did you know? The Ginger Factory is home to the world’s largest operating ginger factory. You can join a fun and informative tour to discover how ginger is grown and processed, topped off with a delicious ginger tasting plate. The Ginger Factory, Yandina

Fish n Crab Deep Sea Charters

Maleny Dairies

51 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba P 07 5452 6697

70 McCarthy Road, Maleny P 07 5494 2392

Catch and cook! Enjoy some time out on the water catching your own fish, take it home to cook or we can even arrange a restaurant to cook it for you. Add some freshly cooked Spanner Crabs to your meal. How does it get better than this?

Maleny Dairies is a family owned dairy farm and factory. See the process of milking our Guernsey girls and bottling their creamy goodness. Feed the calves and watch us milk our tour cow. Fun and educational for all ages. Free taste testing at the end of the tour.



Hinterland Feijoas

Mystic Mountain Gourmet Tours

131 Browns Road, Belli Park P 07 5447 0532

PO Box 90, Mapleton P 0400 086 877

Visit Australia’s only certified organic feijoa orchard. Farm gate open in March for fresh feijoas, and through the year by appointment for farm tours. Morning tea is available. Handmade feijoa jams and chutneys also available online.

Experience unique tours that take you to meet local growers and producers. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you taste artisan delights on our Maleny and Montville Gourmet tour, relax with a Country Picnic tour, and be surprised by the new Bush Tucker tour.



Live It Tours - Bush Food Discovery


PO Box 678, Mooloolaba P 0400 747 466

37 Pioneer Road, Yandina P 07 5472 7777

Discover the bursting flavours of bush tucker. Visit local producers behind the scenes, taste wild food and freshly picked produce. *Minimum group numbers apply.

Nutworks Macadamia Factory is a great place to get all your nut, chocolate, dried fruit and confectionery needs. Indulge with decadent treats and unique gifts. Open 7 days from 9am, with free taste testing and factory viewing.



Maleny Cheese

The Ginger Factory

1 Clifford Street, Maleny P 07 5494 2207

50 Pioneer Road, Yandina P 07 5447 8431

This family-owned boutique cheesery offers a delightful dairy inspired menu in the café/shopfront. Come watch what is happening on the production floor through the viewing windows, and sample some award winning products.

The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to discover the authentic taste of the Sunshine Coast. Surrounded by subtropical gardens, the fully licensed Ginger Café, home of the famous Buderim Ginger Scone, offers daily chef specials featuring local produce. Join the Factory Tour to learn about the iconic Buderim Ginger success story, and end the tour with a delicious product tasting experience.




Cooking schools

The Tamarind Cooking School, Maleny

Cook up a storm. If you’re feeling inspired by the great food in the area, grab an apron and become your own cuisine king or queen at one of the region’s many award-winning cooking schools. Pick fresh produce and learn the art of the masters. You can take your skills home and dazzle friends and family at your next dinner party. 8 #visitsunshinecoast

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Learning how to bring out the delicious flavours of the local produce you are cooking with.

The fun of making your own cheese!

Treating yourself to a luxury stay to complement your cooking school experience.

Did you know? Go where the locals go to pick up fresh produce. Local markets or IGA supermarkets across the region stock a great selection of regionally sourced produce.

Spirit House Cooking School, Yandina

Amytis Gardens Cooking School

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

51 Malones Road, Kiels Mountain P 07 5450 0115

9/65 Bulcock Street, Caloundra P 07 5491 8870

For a truly authentic experience, our intimate classes are 100% hands-on. Learn practical hints and professional tips to gain an understanding of Thai cuisine. Your class will end with a feast of your created dishes and glass of wine or beer.

Red Hot Chilli Pepper has a large collection of culinary herbs, spices and chillies from all around the world, with international cooking classes and food workshops running at their ‘Licensed to Spice’ cooking school.



Easy Cheesy

Spirit House Cooking School

63 Schreibers Road, Cooran P 0429 401 425

20 Ninderry Road, Yandina P 07 5446 8977

Make and take home your own cheese and yoghurt in fun half day workshops - including feta, ricotta, mascarpone and haloumi. Workshops from $90pp, including morning tea and comprehensive notes. Gift vouchers available.

Sharpen up your Asian culinary skills. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class, pound a mortar, wield a wok, then wine and dine on the results. Full class details available on our website. Book online, by email or phone.



Patersons Cooking School

The Tamarind Cooking School

2/3 Machinery Avenue, Warana P 07 5493 5006

88 Obi Lane South, Maleny P 07 5420 5420

You will be in foodie heaven when you come to Patersons Cooking School. Great cooking is not just about recipes, it’s about technique! We will inspire you to create dish after dish from countries all over the world, and teach you skills to make you a culinary star.

The Tamarind Cooking School offers the opportunity to learn the intricacies of a range of cuisines from expert chefs in a state-of-the-art cooking school, overlooking inspirational gardens in the heart of a beautiful hinterland.




Restaurants and cafés

Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville

The Sunshine Coast is home to a number of award-winning restaurants across spectacular coastal and hinterland locations. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to seasonal fare and a vibrant food culture.

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From waterfront dining and funky cafés offering specialised treats, to the burgeoning artisan coffee industry and microbrewery scene, it’s clear the region is a leader in gastronomic innovation and inspiration. Dine with the best views of the beach at surf clubs located all along the coastline. Meet the locals and soak up the iconic surf club culture, steeped in history and camaraderie.

Don’t miss • Waking up with a locally roasted coffee from a cool and unique café. • Experiencing the fine dining in Noosaville and along Hastings Street in Noosa. • Enjoying a drink in the country at one of the region’s good old fashioned watering holes. • Checking out the vibe of Ocean Street in Maroochydore, the newest dining precinct on the Sunshine Coast.

Little Boaty, Noosa Boathouse, Noosaville

Beerwah Hotel 53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah P 1300BEERWAH

The Beerwah Hotel is an iconic, family-owned hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food, magnificent atmosphere and quality entertainment.


Did you know? Some of the finest restaurants on the Sunshine Coast offer degustation menus with textures and flavours that will delight your senses and expand your mind. The Long Apron, The Tamarind, Noosa Beach House and the Spice Bar will transport you to France, India and Asia with each decadent bite. The Tamarind Restaurant, Maleny

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Noosa Boathouse

12 Seaview Terrace, Moffat Beach P 07 5491 4023

194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville P 07 5440 5070

At Australia’s only beachfront brewery, we craft full-flavoured brews from grain to glass and produce cutting edge food from scratch. We have a brand new state-of-the-art custom designed brewery on display and conduct all facets of the brewing process in the venue. Moffat Beach Brewing Co is a small-batch production brewery, restaurant and creative space that provides the perfect environment to unwind.

Award winning Noosa Boathouse is a 3 level waterfront dining hub offering a lunch and dinner bistro, an espresso bar, rooftop sunset bar and takeaway fish and chips. Their modern Australian menu showcases fresh Australian seafood, quality beef and locally harvested produce, including the famous three tiered seafood tower.



Harvest Restaurant

Spirit House Restaurant

1806 David Low Way, Coolum Beach P 07 5446 4316

20 Ninderry Road, Yandina P 07 5446 8994

Fully licensed, with a modern Australian menu, Harvest is a casual restaurant with outstanding, uncomplicated fresh food, and swift, professional and friendly service.

Modern Thai cuisine served in a tropical garden oasis, the restaurant is a feast for your senses. Open 7 days, reservations essential. Book online, by email or phone.



Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

The Tamarind Restaurant

16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads P 07 5449 4754

88 Obi Lane South, Maleny P 07 5420 5420

Experience relaxed coastal dining in a stylishly chic setting. Featuring an open kitchen, the restaurant evolves from a sunny daytime venue in to a sophisticated dining experience in the evening. Menus reflect Peter’s unique style of cooking, inspired by his global travels and remarkable destinations.

Specialising in modern Asian cuisine that tips its welldeserved Chefs Hat awards to Western presentation and palates, The Tamarind’s menu effortlessly combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours with fresh local produce to create original and innovative taste sensations.




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Sunshine Coast Official Food guide  
Sunshine Coast Official Food guide  

Discover the naturally refreshing flavour of the Sunshine Coast The warm climate, rich soil and abundant oceans of the Sunshine Coast make f...