Regional Flavours

The Courier-Mail

The Courier-Mail has delivered the latest breaking news driving the agenda in Queensland for the past 173 years.
With up-to-the minute news on politics, sport, business and gossip, the burgeoning food sector, which delivers jobs for so many Queenslanders, is a vital part of coverage in print and online.

From recipes for delicious dishes to cook at home to restaurant reviews and feature stories revealing all the latest foodie trends and must-dos, the weekly Queensland Taste section offers expert advice to negotiate the ever-expanding local eating scene.


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eatSouthBank is about unearthing great stories, finding hidden gems, and bringing all that’s fantastic about South Bank’s dining hub front and centre so you can drink it all in. Yes, it’s a guide for where to go, what to eat, and what to see, but it’s also a place where you’ll find lush green spaces, the most eclectic of food trails, and a passion for all things nosh.

Visit to find your next coffee spot or read about the locavore culture; fill your calendar with their events, make a reservation, or get to know the chefs behind the gourmet powerhouses that call South Bank home. They’re bringing you all the ingredients that go into making this unique location a food lover’s destination.


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Network Ten

Network 10 are a division of CBS Studios international, which is a division of CBS Corporation. They deliver premium content to the young and young at heart via an enhanced viewing ecosystem. Put simply, this means that they’ve got all the shows you love (and love to hate) and they create content that gets people talking. You’ll find all those great shows (and more) on their free-to-air channels – 10, 10 Peach and 10 Bold – and their digital platform, 10 Play.

But that’s not all. They also love sharing great content on their news and entertainment site 10 Daily and 10 All Access, their subscription video on demand service. In a nutshell, they’ve got great things to watch and keep you entertained whenever and wherever you want them. Seriously, check them out.


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goa is Queensland’s largest billboard and signage company. Proudly family owned and highly innovative, goa has helped shape the way outdoor advertising operates in Australia.

goa’s billboards offer extensive coverage of the Brisbane market, with 85% of south-east Queensland reached every week and its mission is to ensure all its experience, effort and investment is focused on getting its clients noticed.


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Australian Good Meat

Australian Good Meat is a celebration of home-grown beef, lamb and goat and the world class farming and production practices that ensure Australia is offering the best quality red meat in the world. Australian Good Meat is a platform created by Meat & Livestock Australia on behalf of the red meat and livestock industry, which provides important information about cattle, sheep and goat production in Australia, focusing primarily on animal welfare, protecting the environment as well as health and nutrition.

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Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane Marriott Hotel is excited to showcase its remarkable $20 million reimagined hotel. The extensive redesign transformed the hotel’s 267 guest rooms and suites, Executive Lounge, two floors of event space and its signature restaurant, reinventing the experience of the legendary hotel.

The hotel’s revitalisation together with the rebirth of the neighbouring Riverside Precinct, inclusive of Petrie’s Bight and Howard Smith Wharves, has established Brisbane Marriott as the city’s destination to stay in premium comfort with Brisbane’s newest entertainment precinct at its doorstep. Keeping up with its iconic reputation, the modernised rooms at Brisbane Marriott Hotel are complete with breathtaking views of either the Brisbane River, taking in the Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or the River City skyline.

Special Offer

Brisbane Marriott Hotel is offering 10% off their best available rates. Available Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Guests can either book via and entering promo code KF7, or phone 07 3303 8000.


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Merlo Coffee

Merlo Coffee began more than 27 years ago with a simple philosophy – freshly roasted coffee served by people who are passionate about coffee.

The Merlo Coffee philosophy has never changed, taking great care in sourcing the highest quality coffee beans from around the world, roasted daily so customers can enjoy their coffee at its best – fresh and full of flavour.

Merlo Coffee staff are friendly, knowledgeable and skilfully trained. So whether your Merlo comes to you as a morning takeaway or a delivery of beans to your cafe, everyone from the roasting, barista and service teams, are dedicated to providing the best coffee and service every time.


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Located at Mount Cotton, Sirromet is home to more than just premium wine.  A family owned and run winery, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast incorporates state of the art facilities, onsite accommodation ‘Sanctuary by Sirromet’, fine dining, wine tastings, tours and a year-round calendar of entertainment.  Boasting over 900 awards for their exquisite wine collection coupled with the stunning Restaurant Lurleen’s offering the ultimate fine dining experience and Tuscan Terrace offering a more relaxed alfresco food experience, both the perfect place to delight your senses.  Something for the whole family, you’ll be truly amazed at what you discover at Sirromet.


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Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is in the business of experience, putting their customers at the heart of everything they do. Their superior products and award-winning service set them apart and contribute to a world-class experience on every flight.

Virgin Australia’s fleet currently fly to over 45 destinations within Australia, with constant expansion across domestic and international networks you can now enjoy more places right from the take off!

Special Offer

Flying domestic to Brisbane for Regional Flavours? Thanks to Virgin Australia, the following discounts* are available:

  • Domestic Business: up to 10% Virgin Australia Domestic Business class fares
  • Domestic Flexi: up to 10% Virgin Australia Domestic Freedom fares
  • Domestic Saver up to 10 % Virgin Australia Domestic Elevate and Getaway fares (excluding tactical and Sale fares)

To access this offer – click here.

*The sale period is 22/05/2019 – midnight 13/07/2019 and the travel period is 13/07/2019 – midnight 28/07/2019

All fares purchased using the Event Direct booking tile are subject to the fare type terms and conditions provided on the Virgin Australia website.


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The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire is one of South Bank’s most popular eateries. It’s located on Grey Street, next to the South Brisbane train station, and offers up delicious drinks and mouth-watering fare for lunch, dinner or meals in-between.

This unique space also has a working James Squire brewery onsite where you can get acquainted with the brewing process as you explore the James Squire craft beer range, all the while enjoying delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers.

Head along today for a casual meal, a fun night out or a special function.


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City of Logan

Three factors underlie Logan’s success as a foodie’s destination: the rich agricultural areas and exotic market gardens that provide fresh produce; the vibrant and culturally-diverse depth of the multicultural cuisines on offer; and the abundant hospitality of our food and beverage retailers.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the City of Logan has so much to offer. From manicured riverside parks and natural bushland reserves, to weekend farmer’s markets, adrenaline-charged adventures, unique shopping experiences and cultural encounters – our city will surprise you with its diversity.

A dynamic city, located in the centre of one of the fastest growing areas in Australia, Logan provides diverse culinary experiences to satisfy every palate.

With a population of just 320,000 people there are few places in the world that can deliver such a broad range of home-grown authentic cuisines, derived from six continents.

Discover Logan and you’ll discover where the flavours and tastes of the world come together.

Special Offer

Visiting the City of Logan? Make sure you take advantage of this special offer – mention Regional Flavours and receive $20 off your bill when you spend $100 or over at The White House of Waterford restaurant*
*Offer valid until 21 August. One offer per table, one bill per table.

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Discover South Burnett

With the majestic Bunya Mountains as its backdrop, the South Burnett boasts vibrant atmosphere with warm, country hospitality. During the day, you will explore rich vineyards and taste your way through Queensland’s newest wine and food region. Or, take a timeout with mother nature by cycling the South Burnett Rail Trail or Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, fishing on the expansive Lake Boondooma or Bjelke-Petersen Dams and hiking along Boat Mountain. Then by night, enjoy a canopy of a billion stars over camping sites throughout the region. Whether you want a romantic getaway or a weekend of adventure, discover South Burnett.


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Gympie Gold Regional Produce

Discover the rich diversity of the Gympie Region with so much to explore just two hours from Brisbane – Gympie Gold Regional Produce will inspire you to taste, stay, play, dine and connect through their fantastic food-related events.

The Gympie region has something for everyone with its unsurpassed beauty, wealth of natural attractions and culinary delights from the ocean to the hinterland. Go east to soak up the natural beauty of their coastal towns of Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, or head west to explore the richness of the landscape surrounding the towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri. You can also take one of the many scenic routes though the picturesque and fertile Mary Valley, or simply stop to explore the historic city centre of Gympie.

The Gympie region invites you to explore and simply enjoy the diversity and vibrancy of their beautiful part of the world.


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Luv Ya Lockyer

Located about an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley is a fresh escape. You’ll be surrounded by luscious farmland where you can see your favourite vegetables growing in the paddock or being harvested right before your eyes!

Discover incredible fruit and vegetables as you explore produce stalls and farm gates, or shop at authentic farmers markets. During your travels you’ll find just-picked vegetables, creamy cheeses, boutique chocolate, award-winning smallgoods, country-made preserves, relishes and so much more.

There’s also a host of food trails to choose from, ranging from celebrity chef to adventure trails – just minutes off main roads you can kiss a fish, catch a chicken or explore a farmhouse cheesery. To map your journey to Australia’s Salad Bowl, hear the captivating stories behind Lockyer Valley’s foods and discover local produce at its best, head to


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Redlands Coast

From craft beer breweries to a five-star winery with international accolades, a never-ending café trail including delicious patisseries, health food bars and dedicated dining hubs, Redlands Coast offers a buffet of culinary delights. Enjoy the fresh, local produce farmed within the rich red soil and an abundance of seafood from the bay. Wherever you take your tastebuds travelling across the Coast, you can accompany the journey with award-winning local wines, craft beers, coastal breezes and stunning panoramas.

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Visit Scenic Rim

A region of mountains, big skies, beautiful flavours and real people. a visit to the Scenic Rim is a must. Stretching from Tamborine Mountain & Canungra, through the Lost World & Mt Barney and across to Boonah & Kalbar. Think romantic cottages and cabins, farm stays, camping and lodges. Feast on award-winning food & wine from our Accredited Locavores. Get back to nature in one of the Scenic Rim’s six national parks or three lakes. There’s stunning bike tracks and walking paths to explore as well as rural villages and a range of delicious dining opportunities – all an easy drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.


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Southern Downs and Granite Belt

An easy escape from Brisbane, the Southern Downs and Granite Belt takes in the towns of Stanthorpe, Warwick, Killarney and a string of friendly villages. The region has the perfect mix of immersive wine experiences, fresh local produce, breathtaking national parks and exhilarating events, all celebrated across four distinct seasons. The Granite Belt is Queensland’s premier wine destination, with over 40 cellar doors and breweries. Discover local art galleries, farmers markets, roadside produce stalls, cosy cafes, gourmet providores and restaurants celebrating our local tastes.

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Visit Sunshine Coast

Regional Tourism Organisation, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) is a not-for-profit, membership based, regional tourism organisation leading destination marketing and development of tourism on the Sunshine Coast.

VSC is responsible for a geographical area that encompasses the Glass House Mountains in the south, to Rainbow Beach in the north and Hinterland and Mary Valley to the west. VSC is committed to the promotion of brand pillars including wonders of nature, beachside culture, immersive encounters, exhilarating events and innovative food. Tourism and agribusiness has generated significant growth in the number and quality of food experiences in the region with more than 900 farms and producers and 740 restaurants.

Special Offer

Visiting the Sunshine Coast? Make sure you take advantage of this special offer – Stay & Save at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, stay 3 nights or more, and save up to 20%*
To access this offer – click here. * terms and conditions apply


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