Food and Wine in Queensland

With 260 days of sunshine here in Queensland, you’re not only welcomed by the good weather, but by good food and wine to suit.

In recent years Queensland has stepped quite literally up to the plate. The culinary scene of the state is now well and truly on par with our cousins in the south, but with a side of better conditions. Fine dining flourishes, though treated with a real Queenslander’s laid-back style.

Dining al fresco has never been so tempting, thanks to our warmer temperatures, and has given birth to an ever-increasing number of world-class precincts.

Our booming dining scene is nowhere more evident than in the capital, where Howard Smith Wharves and Eat Street Northshore are bustling throughout the year. The Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and even further north in Tropical North Queensland is where you can find some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world.

Naturally, there is no complete quality eatery without some quality produce. Happily in these parts there is no shortage of that. In this tropical climate, fruit and seafood are plentiful and best sampled on the state’s producing-favouring markets, from Eumundi to central Brisbane, as well as Queensland ‘s burgeoning food festival population.

In Queensland also the thirsty will find an ally. While wine bars continue to flock into the larger towns and the production of quality vineyards only continues to grow, Queensland also shines in the beer department. Brisbane is called the craft-brewery capital of the world, home to the majority of Australia-wide producers. The rest of Queensland is now following suit, with independent breweries going up from Burleigh to Cairns everywhere.

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