Jun 19, 2011

A Taste of Coolum

Foodies all over the Sunshine Coast have their tastebuds tingling in anticipation at the thought of this year’s 'A Taste of Coolum' event to be held at Hyatt Regency Coolum from 24 to 26 June 2011.

The weekend starts off in fabulous style on Friday night with a ‘Bountiful, Brilliant Bubbles’ Champagne dinner in Eliza's hosted by the queen of everything sparkling herself, Bernadette O’Shea.

Swing into Saturday with the famous Winemakers Cup Golf Day, complete with wine tasting, novelty holes, prizes and downright fun, before making your way to one of two winemaker dinners - ‘A Night in Italy’ in the Village Square with Italian guest chef, Luca Digirolamo, or the Tri-nations Dinner in Eliza’s with Geoff Merrill, Mary Jeanne Hutchinson from Craggy Range and Stephen Schofield from Africape Wines.

And how better to wind up the entire event than with the acclaimed Chefs Alfresco event in the Pavilion on Sunday. Talk to the winemakers while enjoying over 45 wine displays, delicious food prepared by Hyatt chefs, and a dedicated Sparkling Garden featuring the best Australian and overseas bubbles.

Jun 13, 2011

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run 2011

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run on 19 June 2011 is 10 kilometre course, which hugs the tranquil Pumicestone Passage from Golden Beach to Bulcock Beach, takes entrants through the spectacular scenery at Kings Beach and Shelly Beach before climbing over the Moffat Headland to the finish line.

There is also a testing three kilometre run for those who prefer a shorter distance. For families the three kilometre family walk over Moffat Headland is a great way to start a Sunday morning.  As in previous years the 10km race will offer $500 for first prize, $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize in both male and female categories. For the social runners and family walk entrants, plenty of random draw prizes will also be on offer. All funds raised from the fun run will benefit the Parents and Friends Association of local primary school, Our Lady of The Rosary.

Jun 5, 2011

Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2011

Enjoy world-class sailing held close to the shores of Mooloolaba Beach with Olympic, World Champion and America's Cup sailors competing in the three-day international competition. The annual championship has been conducted at Mooloolaba for 14 consecutive years. Family, friends and spectators can easily enjoy watching this highly competitive racing from the cafes and restaurants dotted along the Mooloolaba Esplanade while the Wharf Tavern is the home to the Etchells Winters event. Sailors meet there after racing to enjoy a cool drink, good food and to tell the tales of the day's racing. The Sunshine Coast offers a wide range of activities for family members. There is Mooloolaba Wharf and Underwater World, Australia Zoo, a dive on the ex HMAS Brisbane. Mooloolaba beach offers a stunning location to swim, relax and entertain.