Spicers Tamarind Retreat is excited to be hosting the highly-anticipated annual Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival across two unforgettable days this year, on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 August 2024, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Join us for a sensational culinary adventure as some of the best Asian restaurants on the Sunshine Coast come together, including The Tamarind, Rice Boi and Spirit House.

Set against the backdrop of the lush Maleny rainforest, enjoy incredible Asian cuisine, live entertainment and cooking demonstrations throughout the day. With a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and innovative techniques, our participating chefs will showcase the vibrant flavours and cultural diversity of Asian cuisine.

General entry tickets include five mouth-watering Asian dishes and two matching beverages plus cooking demonstrations. If you wish to join our Riesling Masterclass, there is a separate ticket that includes this. An all-inclusive ticket is also available for purchase which includes five food tickets, one entry into the Riesling Masterclass and a 4-hour unlimited beverage package including beverages by the glass (excludes champagne).

Ticket prices start from $139 per adult and $99 per child.

Bring a picnic blanket and relax in the sunshine whilst enjoying the amazing tastes of Asia.

Due to the nature of this event unfortunately dietary requirements cannot be catered for. This is an outdoor event and will proceed in all weather conditions.

The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival is part of The Curated Plate culinary festival, and has been supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, the Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast.

If you have any questions, please contact our reception team on 07 5420 5420 or [email protected].


Enjoy a range of delicious Asian-inspired street food dishes, complete with dessert by Maleny Food Co and drinks from some of the Sunshine Coast’s best beverage producers.

Spirit House
Fraser Isle Spanner Crab Straws, Yellow Curry Sauce, Puffed Rice

Rice Boi
BBQ satay spiced chicken skewers, Fragrant green curry, Thai basil, jasmine rice

The Tamarind
Oysters with a Japanese style salsa of wakame, soy and yuzu with local Green Valley finger limes
Sai Ua / Chiang Mai herbal sausage of pork, chilli, kaffir lime, coriander served with roasted chilli jam

Maleny Food Co & The Tamarind
Filipino Mango Float with Mango Gelato

To match the sensational food on offer, an epic round of the Sunshine Coast’s own beverage producers will be pouring the drinks. There will be craft beer from Brouhaha Brewery Maleny, inspired cocktails from Sunshine and Sons Cocktail Bar, Brockenchack Wines, as well as Champagne by the glass and bottle from the prestige House of Taittinger. Sunny Coast Water will have the most delicious way to stay cool and hydrated through the day, with a thirst-quenching range of non-alcoholic beverages, including kombucha.


For the convenience of guests, optional return bus transfers are available to be added to your ticket for $25 departing from Noosa, Caloundra and Mooloolaba.

A park and ride shuttle will also run between Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Maleny throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Noosa Bus
11:30 am – departs Noosa Junction Bus Station
11:35 am – departs Noosa Heads Bus Station
Arrives at Spicers Tamarind Retreat approx 12:45 pm
Departs Spicers Tamarind Retreat at 6:00 pm

Caloundra Bus
12:00pm – departs Caloundra Transit Centre
Arrives at Spicers Tamarind Retreat approx 12:45 pm
Departs Spicers Tamarind Retreat at 6:00 pm

Mooloolaba Bus
12:00pm – departs Sea Life Mooloolaba
Arrives Spicers Tamarind Retreat approx 12:45pm
Departs Spicers Tamarind Retreat at 6:00 pm

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