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Visitors to get a taste of the Sunshine Coast

19 October 2016

Visitors to the Sunshine Coast will be shown the way to the best food and wine through a new food trail mobile site, Tourism Minister Kate Jones announced today.

Ms Jones said the new site would highlight the world-class food and wine experiences on the Sunshine Coast.

“Our fresh produce, food and beverages are a huge part of Queensland’s enviable lifestyle that draws visitors from all over the world,” she said. 

“From the beaches through to the hinterland, the Sunshine Coast has so much to offer to ‘foodie’ tourists.

“This food trail is a great way for visitors to uncover all the culinary delights of the Sunshine Coast, helping visitors plan and move through the region, tasting, staying and spending as they go.

“I encourage all the food and wine operators across the region to put their businesses on the map and be a part of this project.”

Ms Jones said the site was the result of the combined efforts of Tourism and Events Queensland, Visit Sunshine Coast and local councils.

“It’s great to see the project come together through the collaborative effort of Visit Sunshine Coast and Tourism and Events Queensland as well as supporting councils, Gympie, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast,” she said.

“Initiatives like this mobile site are a great example of how industry and government can work together to grow the tourism industry in our regions.”

Ms Jones announced the new site while visiting with Sunshine Coast tourism operators to discuss the industry.

“The Sunshine Coast welcomed more than 260,000 international visitors and 3.1 million domestic visitors last year and we want to see this important industry grow even further,” she said.

“Meeting with tourism operators on the ground helps us to understand the opportunities for growth in the industry.”