Between May 17 and 20, make the drive to Noosa to do something other than take a swim. Catching some surf, sun and sand will likely be on your agenda anyway — that's what happens on the Sunshine Coast, after all — however the tourist spot will be in the thick of their annual food and wine festival.
Touring the region's breweries, getting indulgent at a champagne and caviar masterclass, shucking back oysters and learning the secrets of pinot noir are just some of the events on offer as the town goes gastronomy crazy, and the surrounding area too. Sip some salty gin, learn new cooking techniques or dine on the waterfront — whatever cuisine-focused celebration takes your fancy, you'll probably find it on the menu.
Basically, it's the kind of fun you'll want to make a weekend of. You've heard of eating, drinking and being merry; this is eating, drinking, being merry and being beachy as well.