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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Your guide to the Noosa food & wine festival

This weekend Noosa is hosting the annual International Noosa Food and Wine Festival, featuring four days of incredible food, wine stalls and events. If you’re hankering for some incredible cuisine in the beautiful surrounds of Noosa, don’t miss out on some of the best events to greet this gorgeous beachside town. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite sessions for you to check out, as well as the perfect accommodation options in Noosa so you can wine and dine, without having to face the drive home.

Thursday 14th Travelling with friends

If you’ve booked out a long weekend and are heading to Noosa with your friends today, we recommend you book in for Session 102: Audi Asian Food Trail 1. You’ll travel by bus to Tim Warren’s Garnisha Spice Farm for a tour, cocktails and a banquet cooked up by talented chefs for a lunch everyone will love.

RACV Noosa Resort

Relax in between food stalls, RACV Noosa Resort - Noosa
Relax in between food stalls, RACV Noosa Resort – Noosa

The RACV Noosa Resort is a five star resort in the heart of Noosaville. Due to its incredible facilities and popularity, there are only a few 3 bedroom apartments left for the weekend, so grab your friends and book in quickly!

A stay at the RACV Noosa Resort means luxurious suites, a crystal clear swimming pool, a full-sized tennis court and a well-equipped gym. This is truly a resort that has everything including a day spa if you need a foot massage to keep you walking around the huge number of stalls at the festival. Take a stroll through the tranquil resort to work off the wine or relax in your modern apartment to rest off that food coma. With plenty of living space in the 3 bedroom apartments, this is the perfect accommodation option for a group of you and your friends.
Where: 94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Friday 15th Travelling with your loved one

If the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival is your annual present to your loved one, we recommend you head to Noosa on the Friday night to enjoy the opening party and indulge in Session 119 for Sophistication by the River. This intimate dinner will be perfect for the two of you to bond before heading out for a night of partying and fun.

Twin Quays Noosa Resort

Relax in the heated pool and spa, Twin Quays Noosa Resort - Noosa
Relax in the heated pool and spa, Twin Quays Noosa Resort – Noosa

If you’re travelling with your better half, we recommend you stay at the Twin Quays Noosa Resort. This resort is just across the road from the water and features recently refurbished private apartments. Stay in the penthouse apartment and you’ll be treated to a roof deck with river views, so you can bring home a bottle of wine from the festival and enjoy the tranquil scenery of the area under the stars.

To add to your romantic weekend away, there is a heated pool and spa perfect for taking a dip after a big day of delicious cuisine and wine. The best part about Twin Quays Noosa Resort is that it is so close to all of the action over the weekend, so you can stay in fantastic affordable apartments and walk to all of the fun.
Where: 5 Albert Street, Noosaville QLD 4566

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Travelling with family

For the two show days of the festival, you can take a wander along the streets of Noosa and catch several different celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and competitions. As you walk around, don’t miss out on free tastings or purchasing some incredible filling meals, wine and beer from some kiosks featuring on the day. This is the perfect option if you’re bringing along your picky kids as there are plenty of different cuisines to suit all tastes.

Ivory Palms Resort

Let the kids tire themselves out in the large pool, Ivory Palms Resort - Noosa
Let the kids tire themselves out in the large pool, Ivory Palms Resort – Noosa

Who’s to say this food and wine festival is just for the adults? With plenty of delicious food stalls, you can enjoy a glass of Shiraz while you teach your children about fine cuisine. If you are bringing your little ones along with you, we recommend you stay at the Ivory Palms Resort. You can choose from different accommodation options sleeping up to six guests, so the whole family can stay in style.

Spend the morning at the food and wine festival and then keep the kids happy by taking a swim in the pool or challenging each other to a game of billiard in the games room. You can even let them loose on the jumping pillow for some fun to tire them out. This is the perfect place to visit with fully-equipped townhouses ideally suited to a family weekend away.
Where: 73 Hilton Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566

Where are you going to be staying for the Noosa International Food & Wine festival this weekend? Comment and let us know!

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