Regional Flavours

The Courier-Mail

The Courier-Mail has delivered the latest breaking news driving the agenda in Queensland for the past 172 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

CBS owned Network TEN is one of Australia’s leading entertainment and news content companies, with assets across free-to-air television, online and digital platforms.

Ten’s corporate vision is simple – to create innovative and authentic multi-platform content that entertains and engages the young at heart. Network TEN includes four free-to-air television channels – TEN, ELEVEN, ONE and TEN HD which simulcasts all your favourite Ten programs in crystal-clear high definition.

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Meat and Livestock Australia

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) is the marketing, research and development body for Australia’s red meat and livestock industry.

MLA is a not-for-profit organisation owned by cattle, sheep and goat producers. It is funded by a levy on livestock sales, with the Federal Government providing matching funds for R&D investment.

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For more than 100 years, V-ZUG has been developing innovative premium kitchen and laundry appliances in the heart of Zug, Switzerland.

Harnessing the power of steam, V-ZUG is committed to providing stunning and sustainable appliances that deliver Swiss perfection for your home.


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goa was established in Queensland in 1983 and is still family owned.

Its 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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Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane Marriott Hotel has 263 luxurious guest rooms and 4 suites, all offering spectacular views of the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, iconic Brisbane River or City Skyline. The hotel provides guests with an unparalleled level of service, the latest in technology and supreme comfort with each room.

Immerse yourself in the energy of Motion Bar & Grill, the signature restaurant at Brisbane Marriott that delivers a refreshing, modern restaurant and bar destination for residents and visitors alike, featuring an a la carte menu, seafood buffet and high tea.

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Merlo Coffee

For more than 25 years, Merlo has been dedicated to fresh coffee. From the sourcing, to the roasting and the extraction, Merlo’s passionate team work toward one simple goal: serving coffee at its best – fresh and full of flavour.

It’s this passion that helps Merlo stand out as one of Australia’s favourite coffees and the supplier of choice for more than 1500 businesses across the country.


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Luv Ya Lockyer

Located around an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley is affectionately known as Australia’s Salad Bowl. It boasts fresh, award winning produce, picturesque views and wide, open spaces that provide a marvellous escape for all who visit.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be surrounded by luscious farming land. See your favourite vegetables as they grow in the paddock or watch them being harvested right before your eyes. Then visit the local farm gates, roadside stalls or markets, and buy fresh-from-the-paddock produce straight from the farmer.

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Discover South Burnett

The South Burnett region is close to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, making it the ideal place for a short or extended getaway – among their diverse range of accommodation options include cosy B&Bs, farmstays, camping sites and modern motels.

If you’re looking to relax, why not slow down and breathe deep in the Bunya Mountains? There are enticing cafes to visit nestled among nature with views of the serene rainforest. If getting active is more your style, take advantage of the area’s walking, cycling and horse riding tracks. Queensland’s first sealed rail trail, the South Burnett Rail Trail, is perfect for families, allowing you to journey 43.5km of sealed surface between Kingaroy and Murgon. For the more adventurous cycle the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, either way be sure to pack the bicycles.

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Gympie Gold Regional Produce

Gympie Regional Council welcomes you to discover the rich diversity of the Gympie Region. With so much to explore in our region there’s a perfect foodie getaway for day trippers or holiday makers.

Gympie Gold Regional Produce, an initiative of Gympie Regional Council, aims to inspire you to taste, stay, play, dine and connect with our growers, producers, retailers, processors, cafes and restaurants and find out all about the fantastic food related events happening in our region!

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Visit Sunshine Coast

Visit Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council and the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) invite you to discover the Sunshine Coast – fast becoming one of Australia’s favourite taste destinations.

Supported by a thriving food and agribusiness industry – they are known as the healthy, smart and creative region, naturally refreshing!

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Visit Moreton Bay Region

From stunning natural attractions to luxury accommodation, the Moreton Bay Region has plenty to explore.

Immerse yourself in the local culture, weekly markets, restaurants and cafes; take your partner on a romantic getaway; gather your family and discover countless budget-friendly activities to entertain the kids; embrace the area’s calendar of annual festivals and events that will delight and amaze, and so much more.


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Visit Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim is a naturally beautiful region located one hour’s drive from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

A visit to the region is a must for Queensland locals and tourists alike, with so much to see and do – get back to nature in one of the region’s six national parks, drop a line at one of the Scenic Rim’s three dams, or see the region by air in a hot air balloon, glider or light aircraft.

There’s also stunning bike tracks and walking paths to explore, art galleries, gift shops and country clothing stores to browse, and plenty to eat at local cafes or direct from the growers and producers. The area is famous for its fruit, vegetables, wine, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheese, jams and relishes.


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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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Sirromet is one of Queensland’s most popular wineries, with more than 800 prestigious national and international wine awards under their belt.

Situated at the picturesque Mount Cotton, their Cellar Door offers visitors delicious wine, incredible food at their five-star restaurant, Restaurant Lurleen’s, and breathtaking scenery. They also hold numerous events throughout the year including the live music spectacular, A Day on the Green.

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Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia represents a new level of style, sophistication and professionalism. With constant innovation at the heart of everything they do, Virgin Australia’s superior products and award-winning service sets them apart from competitors and lets you enjoy a world-class experience on every flight.

Their young fleet of stylish aircraft already fly to over 45 destinations within Australia, and they are continuing to expand their domestic and international network, so they can fly you to more places in their unique style.


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