Final preparations are underway for the region’s premier foodie event Tastes of the Tablelands, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15 at the Hou Wang Temple in Atherton.
Tastes of the Tablelands event manager Kirsty Densmore said it was all systems go for the two-day foodie event, which will showcase some of the region’s most acclaimed producers, chefs, and providores.
The event will open on Saturday night at 6pm with a sell-out five-course dinner menu that shines the spotlight directly on Atherton Tablelands’ produce.
With eight producers providing local meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and chocolate all stars of the alternate drop menu, Ms Densmore believed this new event would be a highlight of the weekend.
“Dishes include Goji Lamb Ribs, Sticky Pork Belly on Okonomiyaki, Orange Chilli Fish Curry, Lemon Aspen and Lime Meringue Tart and Mocha Madness Cheesecake. This is some of Australia’s best produce and we have it all on our doorstep.”
Gates will open from 8.30am to 4pm on Sunday, and Ms Densmore, who describes the event as a whole day out for the entire family, anticipates more than 5000 people will come through on the day.
“People can relax, enjoy good food from the numerous ‘pop-up cafes’ on site, sample and peruse the wide range of local produce on offer, meet the producers, enjoy the music, pick up cooking tips and be entertained by the cooking competitions.
“That’s the vision of Tastes of the Tablelands – to showcase local producers and their products and to give start-up support, helping people who are trying to get their business up and running by introducing them and their wares to an interested public audience.”
The Rotary Club of Atherton are once again hosting this much-anticipated regional foodie day out, and all proceeds from the day go towards helping to support organisations such as Atherton Hospital, SES and ambulance service and the Hou Wang Temple.
Taste of the Tablelands will be held in the grounds of Hou Wang Temple, Herberton Road, Atherton, from October 14-15.
Entry costs for the Sunday are $10 for adults with free entry for children under 12. For more information, visit www.tastesofthetablelands.com.au.
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Events | Posted on 10th Oct 2017
The 2017 Tastes of the Tablelands Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Atherton will be bigger and better than ever before. This event will once again be held at the Chinese Temple Grounds on Herberton Road on Sunday 15th October 2017 from 8:30am – 4pm.
Visitors are encouraged to plan on spending the day at the Festival as there will be lots to do including non-stop entertainment, workshops, cookery demonstrations and competitions to watch. Classic cars, children’s activities and working artists will also be featured on the day. And of course the highlight of the day is plenty of gourmet food and cool drinks to enjoy throughout the day.
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Events | Posted on 13th Sep 2017
The MEPT – Crocodile Trophy is the world’s and Australia’s oldest and most legendary mountain bike stage race.
This year the 23rd edition of the event will start in Cairns on 16th September and finish on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas on 23rd. In August this year the race organisers of the Crocodile Trophy confirmed a new major sponsor for the race with the “Middle East Peace Tour” coming on board as its principal patron and partner event.
The eight-day stage plan for 2017 Crocodile Trophy will be:
Stage 1 (16th) – Smithfield – 33km
Stage 2 (17th) – Cairns – Lake Tinaroo – 78km (incl. 12km neutral to official start)
Stage 3 (18th) – Lake Tinaroo – Tepon Equestrian Park, Kalunga/Herberton – 105km
Stage 4 (19th) – Kalunga – Skybury Coffee – 121km
Stage 5 (20th) – Skybury Coffee Marathon – 125km
Stage 6 (21st) – Skybury Coffee – Wetherby Station – 103km
Stage 7 (22nd) – Wetherby Station Marathon – 78km
Stage 8 (23rd) – Wetherby Station – Four Mile Beach – 30km.
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Events | Posted on 13th Sep 2017
Fresh local produce, unique food experiences and some of the region’s favourite chefs will be celebrated as the Atherton Tablelands’ most exciting culinary event returns in October 2017.
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Events, Tablelands News | Posted on 7th Sep 2017
Hold onto your hats! The Mareeba Rodeo 2017 is not to be missed. The festival starts from 1st July and the Rodeo 15th to 16th July.
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 15th Jun 2017
Visitors will be rolling into Davies Park Mareeba to take part in the town’s 20th annual Christmas in July.
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 15th Jun 2017
Kuranda’s annual & extremely popular “Kuranda – Easter in the Park” celebrations is happening on the April 15th. Now in its 8th year, it will be raining chocolate eggs when this family friendly event gets underway. (more…)
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 3rd Apr 2017
The Yungaburra Triathlon draws participants and spectators to the picturesque Atherton Tablelands to help raise funds for our wounded warriors and awareness of the Soldier On organisation. (more…)
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 1st Dec 2016
Discover local markets every weekend across the Atherton Tablelands. Purchase local produce, hand made crafts and gifts and sample some culinary delights.
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 8th Nov 2016
The 2016 Atherton BikeFest is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the year! Come and join us for a celebration of cycling! The BikeFest is an event for the community – to participate, enjoy, have fun, and be entertained.
The BikeFest coincides with the Atherton stage of the annual Crocodile Trophy, the biggest and oldest mountain bike stage race in the world for individual participants. Come and watch a stage finish (Sunday) and start (Monday) and mingle with international riders.
The BikeFest will have something for everyone: kids, families, newcomers, die-hard cyclists, spectators and bike industry reps.
More information, visit the event website: www.athertonbikefest.com
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 10th Oct 2016
Celebrating music, friendship and cultural understanding, the Tablelands Folk Festival is the longest running folk festival in Queensland. Held in Yungaburra heritage village, surrounded by rainforest and crater lakes, it features family entertainment over four days. (more…)
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 2nd Oct 2016
Opera in the Outback Celebrates 16 years at Undara Experience! As the sun slowly sinks below the distant horizon of the beautiful eastern Gulf Savannah, the stage is set for some of Australia’s most accomplished operatic performers to deliver the unforgettable experience that is Opera in the Outback. Ooramian Place amphitheater at Undara Experience is the site of this annual iconic event now in its 16th year.
Opera in the Outback 2016 will once again amaze and entertain audiences from North Queensland and beyond with one of the region’s most unique musical events. The Opera in the Outback weekend is held over 3 nights with a different program each night. Each night there is an optional 3 Course dinner after the performances. Please ask reservations more information on these.
Thursday 6th October
Jazz night: is held especially for the people who aren’t yet true opera converts. Showcasing more cabaret style performances and in the past even theatre, the Thursday show is one of the most popular evenings.
$53 per adult $27 per child
Fri 7th Oct 2016
Around the World of Opera
From balmy Spain to mythical Egypt, outer space to realms of pure imagination, operas have been set in every conceivable location. And from opera houses to sheds, pubs and the outback, operas have been performed in almost as many different settings. But none is more breathtaking than Undara’s Opera in the Outback. What better place to explore where opera has been both performed and set throughout its history. Join Opera Bites on an engaging and informative journey through opera’s history with favourites old and new.
$109 per adult $55 per adult
Sat 8th Oct 2016
The Merry Wives of Windsor
This hilarious opera by Otto Nicolai is based on the play of the same name by Shakespeare. The weighty and boisterous Falstaff has fallen on hard times and, to cure his woes, has sent identical letters to woo both Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. The two wives agree to teach the overly amorous Falstaff a lesson he will not forget! Meanwhile Mister Ford, in disguise as Mr. Brooke, has plans of his own for Falstaff and Anne Page sees an opportunity to be with the love of her life, Fenton. Sung in English, fully costumed and complete in 90 minutes with beautiful, memorable and toe tapping tunes and, of course, audience participation!
$131 per adult $66 per child
Bookings are essential. Please contact reservations for all accommodation and ticket bookings on 1800 990 992 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information visit: www.undara.com.au
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 1st Oct 2016
The Mareeba Multicultural Festival will be on August 27th, 2016. The program starts at 9.30 am with a parade, followed by non-stop entertainment including Aboriginal, Torres Strait, PNG, Filipino, Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Greek, Polynesian and Australian performers. Food stalls and craft stalls from a range of cultures, and the perfect weather in Mareeba at this time of the year, make this a day out not to be missed. For more information visit the event website www.mareebamulticulturalfestival.com
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 19th Aug 2016
The 2016 Tastes of the Tablelands Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Atherton will be bigger and better than ever before. This event will once again be held at the Chinese Temple Grounds on Herberton Road on Sunday 16th October 2016 from 9am – 4pm. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed for a garden party as there will be lots of shade, non-stop entertainment, gourmet food and cool drinks to while away the day.
For more information, visit the event website: www.tastesofthetablelands.com
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 10th Aug 2016
A tropical celebration of all things country the Mareeba Rodeo & Festival is top level competition and entertainment that gives spectators plenty to watch over 2 days of full-on action from 7:30am each day. The event includes a traditional show with rides & games together with an extensive agricultural exhibition. Includes photography, needlework, handcraft, woodwork and horticulture displays. Visit the event website for more information – http://www.mareebarodeo.com.au/
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 20th Jun 2016
For the 10th year in a row, Undara Experience is set to erupt with the Undara Outback Rock & Blues weekend 22nd to 24th April 2016. With five separate artists and performers over three days, this is a weekend to suit fans of all music genres. Musicians are sort from local areas as well as interstate to give North Queenslanders the opportunity to experience performers they might not necessarily see without travelling a long distance.
The line-up of performers in 2016 include:
- Shotdown from Sugartown from Perth,
- The Three Kings from Melbourne,
- Watkinville from Woodford,
- local Cairns act The Montgomery Brothers, and
- Dr Elephant originally from Darwin.
Now in its 10th year, this festival is rapidly growing in popularity and is set to rival sister event, Opera in the Outback celebrating its 16th year in 2016.
The Undara Outback Rock & Blues weekend attracts a wide variety of visitors and Undara Experience can accommodate everyone with the many different styles of accommodation on offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who wants to roll out a Swag under the stars next to the fire or bring a camper trailer or caravan, Undara can cater for you. If you want to go for a bit more comfort then why not try the onsite Swags Tent Village which are permanent tents with comfortable beds, electric light & some have camp kitchens so you can self-cater. For those who want a bit more luxury, you can stay in one of the turn of the century railway carriages that have been converted into multi award winning accommodation or even indulge in one of the Pioneer’s Huts that are fully air-conditioned and have spacious bathrooms and large verandas.
Not only is Undara Outback Rock & Blues popular with guests, it is also highly rated among performers. Singer songwriter Bo Jenkins, an ex-US paratrooper, says “I would rate the music, country hospitality and food first rate with the lava tube tours making this festival a grade better than any I’ve been too.”
For more information, visit the event website – www.undara.com.au
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 30th Mar 2016
24th April 2016: 12 noon Sunday Lunch
Malaysian Cuisine ~ Rainforest Bounty River Pavilion
Bookings are essential for this sensational day out and numbers are limited.
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 29th Mar 2016
Cost is $55 per person for a 3 course meal, with a complimentary mocktail and the venue is BYO. (more…)
27th March 2016: 12 noon Sunday Lunch
Indonesian Cuisine ~ Rainforest Bounty River Pavilion
Bookings are essential for this sensational day out and numbers are limited. (more…)
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 10th Mar 2016
Roll up…roll up!!! The Circus is coming to town on Sunday 18th October 2015.
The theme this year is the ‘Circus Comes to Town’ to mark the 127th anniversary of the official survey of Kuranda, with a full day of free entertainment planned. (more…)
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 13th Oct 2015
Atherton BikeFest is an event for the community – to participate, enjoy, have fun, and be entertained. And eat. The festival is being held in conjunction with the Tastes of the Tablelands, a food festival featuring local produce also taking place in Atherton that weekend. Riding + Food=2 festivals. Only 800m apart. Connected by the Rail Trail. What more could you ask? (more…)
Posted by Bronwyn under Events | Posted on 12th Oct 2015
The Crocodile Trophy is an annual mountain bike ten day stage race held in North Queensland, Australia. The race typically covers around 1,200 kilometres (746 mi) over 10 stages and is known to be one of the most demanding mountain bike race in the world. The race is marked for the heat and the rough terrain of the Australian Outback. It claims to be ‘the hardest, longest and most adventurous MTB race in the world’. (more…)
Posted by Richard under Events | Posted on 11th Oct 2015