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Foodies… assemble! Taste Port Douglas is here!

Taste is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on Far North Queensland as a prominent food destination showcasing the amazing produce including the amazing tropical fruits, the abundance of seafood, macadamias, cheese, yoghurt, vanilla, coffee and cocoa – just to name a few!

The 2 day food & wine festival will be held over the Saturday & Sunday at the stunning Rex Smeal Park. There will be pop up restaurant & produce stalls, masterclasses, kids cooking activities, hand on workshops and have your chance to meet the makers of wine & craft beer stalls. There are a combination of free & ticketed activites within the grounds.

Aside from the festival, there are plenty of other activities including the ‘Big Taste’ events which highlight chefs and restaurants from different regions across Australia. Guests can purchase a ticket to each event and enjoy a leisurely lunch/dinner prepared by the chefs and learn more about the region, the food & the wine.

Come and join in on the annual celebration of the Tropical North Queensland food, culture and lifestyle.

Special Events

Thursday 10th August  

  • VIP Launch Party

Friday 11th August

  • Big Taste: Salsa Bar & Grill | $150 per person 
  • Big Taste: PorkStar | $180 per person 
  • Big Taste: Bistro H | $150 per person
  • Big Taste: QT Port Douglas | $155 per person 
  • Big Taste: Nu Nu | $160 per person
  • Big Taste: Tamarind Restaurant Cairns | $155 per person
  • Big Taste: After Party | Free Entry 
Saturday 12th August
  • Festival at Rex Smeal Park 
  • Delicious: Nose to Scale Lucheon  
  • “Bubble & Sweets” Perrier Jouet Champagne Hight Tea | $49 per person 
  • Sea Feast | $65 per person 
  • Fashion for Foodies | $59 per person 
Sunday 13th August
  • Festival at Rex Smeal Park

Click here to view our rates and availability – book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment!

To find out more about Taste follow this link:

When: 11th to 13th August 2017
Where: Various locations around Port Douglas