Upcoming events in Queensland and Brisbane. APRIL/MAY
NOOSA INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
This boasts more than 200 Australian and international chefs, iconic winemakers and restaurateurs. Foodies can revel in world-class cuisine, top drops and debates. There will also be an impressive line-up of entertainers, including Jessica Mauboy, Anthony Callea and Sneaky Sound System.
Get your engine running with this week-long 4WD event through outback Queensland, and help raise funds for Angel Flight. Expect magnificent waterways, scenery and wildlife, friendly competitions, prizes and a few characters along the way.
QUEENSLAND OCEAN SWIM SERIES
Whether you’re a pro swimmer or playful paddler, the series offers plenty of options with three swim events – in Tangalooma, Coolangatta and Caloundra. Swim among sunken shipwrecks, take up the open water challenge or the 1500m Olympic relay, while youngsters lap up the new 300m Kids Dash.
GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrate screen culture and see independent films shot in Queensland, international and Australian pre-release films, Asia Pacific Screen Award winners and Cool Japan – a program designed to celebrate Japan’s creative industries. Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas, Southport.