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12 June 2017 - Gastronomy on the G Progressive Dinner

12 June 2017

Hottest ticket in town: ‘Gastronomy on the G’

Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours launches a progressive dinner with a twist the new addition to the ‘Taste of the Gold Coast’ food and wine tour series.

A progressive dinner using the local G:link tram is proving a hot favourite with food and wine lovers on the Gold Coast. The new tour ‘Gastronomy on the G’ launched by Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours has been a sell-out and is receiving rave reviews from guests.

“I wanted to showcase the very best of our thriving Gold Coast food scene, so I’ve partnered with four of our top hotels to create a unique dining experience that’s only available on our tours, says Karen Inglis-Turner, Director at Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours.

“Gastronomy on the G’ is a progressive four-course dinner with a dash of extravagance. We start in a hidden wine cellar where guests taste exotic wines, handpicked and presented by some of Australia’s top sommeliers. Floor to ceiling wine bottles and elegant glass chandeliers set the scene for a great evening. From there we head to some of the best restaurants in town,” said Karen.

“We meet executive chefs, enjoy a cooking demonstration, tour a secret garden, and taste the finest award winning food. A cocktail mixologist shakes up a treat, and of course, no meal is complete without dessert. Everything is prepared especially for us, with a focus on local flavours and produce.”

“Adding to the fun, we use the G:link to get around town. For many of our guests, this is the first time using our tram and they really enjoy the experience. At each stop a new adventure awaits.”

“We’re all about the wow factor and this premium tour is perfect if you want to impress. Our guests enjoy the chance to dress up for the evening, and after a few wines everyone gets on famously with lots of laughs and Instagram moments,” she said.

“This is the first of our new premium tours and we have more in the pipeline, including plans for a Taste of Tamborine tour. We also host walking tours in Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach.”

“On our ‘Gastronomy on the G’ tour, you’ll discover the true sophistication and style of our local food scene. And if the success of our first few tours is anything to go by I think we’re onto a winner.”


What: Gastronomy on the G – food and wine tour (5+ hours).

When: Saturday 2pm, once or twice a month, check the website for dates.

Where: Gold Coast meeting point confirmed at time of booking.

Cost: $189, includes G:link pass (valid until 3am on the day of tour).

How to book: Book online at

Gold Coast locals can use code: GCLOCAL to receive 20% discount at checkout. Gift vouchers available (valid for 12 months).  Private group bookings available for corporate team building, birthday parties and hen’s nights (minimum numbers apply).

Media contact

Karen Inglis-Turner

Director Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours

M: 0432 456 102



16 March 2017 — Surfers Paradise Tour Launches

16 March 2017

Eat like a local: new food tour showcases best of Surfers Paradise

‘Eat, drink, enjoy!’ is the catchphrase behind a new food tour hitting the Streets of Surfers Paradise thanks to Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours.

“The Gold Coast Food Scene is on fire and we’re at the heart of the action, taking people on foot to some of our hidden gems, giving visitors a taste of the Gold Coast”, says Karen Inglis-Turner, Director at Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours.

“Not everyone wants to hit the night clubs, and we offer a fun alternative for those who appreciate good food and wine. We explore down streets and laneways away from the hustle and bustle, meeting chefs and local food producers for a tasty snapshot of Surfers.”

“On our Taste of Surfers Paradise tour you’ll learn some local history and eat at up to five cafes and restaurants, enjoy wine tastings, a pizza or pasta making demonstration, and a chance to taste the very best gelato in town.”

“Our tour finishes with a cocktail making demonstration and tasting, and a spectacular dessert. The pace is relaxed, and we encourage our guests to mix and mingle, we always have a lot of laughs.”

“Food is at the heart of every culture and here on the Gold Coast we can sometimes forget that people come here looking for the full experience, beyond the beaches and bars.”

“When people come here from overseas we want to provide them with a fun way to discover more of the Gold Coast. Spending a few hours eating and drinking appeals to so many of our visitors.”

“Along with walking tours in Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach we have several exciting new food experiences in the pipeline.”

“It’s a really exciting time leading up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™. People from all around the world will be looking to experience the best of the Gold Coast, and we think our Taste of Surfers Paradise tour is a great place to start.”


Media contact

Karen Inglis-Turner

Director Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours

M: 0432 383 017

4 January 2017 — New Food Tours Showcase

4 January 2017

New food tours showcase best of Gold Coast

The launch of local business Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours is an exciting addition to the Gold Coast food scene, with walking tours of Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. Tours are proving popular for birthdays and hen’s parties as well as guests visiting the Gold Coast.

Accredited tour guide and business owner Karen Inglis-Turner recently launched her own food tour company to cater for the rapidly growing interest in the region’s food and wine.

“High quality dining experiences have put the Gold Coast on the map as a foodie destination, with food tourism one of our fastest growing markets,” says Karen.

“With Mt. Tamborine and the Scenic Rim on our doorstep we’re famous for our seafood, coffee, grass-fed beef and craft beer. We are surrounded by a regional food bowl that provides us with the highest quality produce in the world.”

Taking on the challenge of showing locals and visitors around the secret gems of the coast’s food industry, her business could not have come at a better time.

“Food is on trend right now, with dining rating among the Gold Coast’s highest tourism drawcards. Thanks to popular programs like Master Chef, people are more aware of the provenance of food, and the time and effort that goes into its preparation.”

“We have local artisans serving up incredible fare every day. Having been in the local industry for many years, I love supporting local businesses by showcasing their specialities – the things that make them really stand out, whether they are internationally acclaimed for a particular dish or an artisan producer putting their own spin on a product.”

So what can you expect on a food tour?

“We share our insider knowledge of the industry and show you the hidden gems and foodie secrets that only a local would know.”

“You get to meet the people behind the food – bakers, baristas and brewers who are really passionate about what they do and are happy to share their knowledge.”

“Our tours evolve as the hospitality industry changes. Venues open and close, so even if you’ve been on one tour. It’s definitely worth coming back to take another.”

“Our Burleigh Heads tour is popular with locals, especially for celebrations. We also organise corporate team building events and work with convention centres that are looking to entertain their guests.”

“If eating and drinking your way through an afternoon sounds like your idea of heaven, we invite you to join us on one of our fun-filled food tours.”


Media contact

Karen Inglis-Turner

Director Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours

M: 0432 383017