Tours to tantalise the senses

Published 3:30pm 18 July 2022

Tours to tantalise the senses
Words by Kylie Knight

Tickets to Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival tours are selling fast, but there’s still a few you can join.

For six weeks (August 19 to September 25), Moreton Bay’s tastemakers and producers will serve up more than 40 events, dining experiences, masterclasses and tours.

The tours are the perfect way to enjoy a culinary journey from the farms to the bay, and everywhere in between, in partnership with the region’s restaurants, cafes, bars, tour operators, chefs, and producers.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival is an opportunity for the region to showcase its amazing talent and remarkable produce.

“Our subtropical climate offers a bounty of products from pineapples and raspberries to shellfish and beef,” he says.

“We have Australia’s best produce and the nation’s most daring talent. No wonder it’s the number one item on the culinary calendar.”

The Feastival is delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism’s (MBRIT) Visit Moreton Bay Region team, with the support of key strategic partner, Moreton Bay Regional Council.

MBRIT CEO and Founder Shane Newcombe says the centrepiece of the ‘Feastival’ is the three-day Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival on Friday, August 19 at Apex Park, Woody Point.

Check out these tours

Vine and Hops tour

Leave the driving to someone else and enjoy a day experiencing the best drops, produced by vines and hops, that the Moreton Bay Region has to offer.

First stop is Ocean View Estates for a tour of the vineyard and winery, where you will taste handcrafted wines and graze on a fine selection of cheeses as you go.

The next stop is the Engine Room at Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co. for a delicious bar meal and beer tasting, before finishing at Brendale Brewery for a tasting paddle.

Tours depart each Friday and run from 9.30am-5.30pm during the Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival. Pick up and drop off point: Bus Stop 125 Roma St (outside Brisbane Roma Street Transit Centre).

Tickets are $185 + booking fee. Visit the website to book

Tours to tantalise the senses

Mystery Farm Dinner with Tony Tierney

The inaugural Mystery Farm Dinner is a surprise dining experience for foodies with a taste for adventure.

While the destination cannot be revealed, diners can expect a delicious three-course dinner prepared by award-winning Chef Tony Tierney using locally sourced ingredients, from paddock to bay.

The hinterland location is stunning, but transport is required (ubers and taxis are limited). Those wanting to book accommodation can contact the organisers for assistance.

The secret dinner location will be disclosed to ticketholders in the lead-up to the event. The venue is BYO and there will be no bar. The menu will be announced soon. The dinner is on September 2 and 9 (6-9pm).

Tickets are $165 + booking fee. Visit the website to book.

Tours to tantalise the senses

Djawun (Home Country) Tours

The land in the northwest of the Moreton Bay Region has been home to the Jinibara people for more than 65,000 years. There you will find freshwater creeks and mountain ranges, once abundant in Bunya trees, fresh-water fish and wild game.

Join artist and traditional custodian of Jinibara country Jason Murphy as he takes you on a guided tour, sharing his knowledge of the land, including traditional ways of hunting and gathering food.

This tour includes a native food-inspired luncheon at the award-winning Ocean View Estates.

Tickets are $150 + booking fee. The tours are on August 24 (9am-3pm) and September 14 (9am-3pm).

To see the menu and book, head to the website

Sunset Brewery Cruise

As the sun goes down over the Pumicestone Passage, sit back and enjoy a few craft beers from Bribie Island Brewing Co. aboard Ferryman Cruises.

Forget your worries as you watch the sunset and listen to the master brewer speak about the world of brewing and beer styles, and enjoy a light meal as you wash it down with three beer tastings.

The cruise is on September 10 from 3.30pm-6pm. Tickets are $79 + booking fee.

To book, head to the website

To discover more Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival events, head to the website


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