About Taste Port Douglas

Taste Port Douglas presented by the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort returns for its eighth season from 8 - 11 August 2024 delivering a four-day feast of masterclasses, signature long lunches, celebrity chef lead dinners, cocktail soirees and the pinnacle foodie celebration of Festival Village.

Immerse yourself in the company of renowned Australian chefs and hospitality experts amidst the breathtaking beauty of Tropical North Queensland.

In between bites, make time to explore the region's two World Heritage listed sites, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Start planning your ultimate winter escape in Australia's favourite tropical culinary destination, today!


Taste 'Signature Experiences'

Signature experiences are the annual crowd favourite and high demand events of the festival.
These events (detailed below) will be available individually and as a bundle in our ultimate Season Foodie Pass.  All other events for the season eight program will be announced in early 2024. Mailing list subscribers will have exlusive first access to all ticket sales.

official launch party 

When: Thursday 8 August 2024

Kick off you culinary weekend under the stars and with all the festival VIPs and talent. Expect tantalising flavours, exceptional views and infectious beats.

the port douglas long lunch

When: Friday 8 August 2024, 12 noon - 3pm

Where: Market Park

This event has firmly secured a reputation as one of the best long lunches in the country. Award winning Port Douglas restaurants collaborate with Australia's best chefs to present three delicious courses paired with Chaffey Bros. wines, live entertainment and ocean views - an ode to the quintessential lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland. 

New in 2024, day guests can expect transfer options from Cairns and the Tablelands.

la dolce vita: an italian long lunch

When: Saturday 10 August. 12 noon - 3pm

Where: Market Park, Port Douglas

Following it's resounding success in 2023, the 'La Dolce Vita' long lunch returns for a second year in 2024. Join Australia's leading Italian chefs for an event that celebrates the Italian values of family, sharing and the joy of life. Indulge in an extraordinary feast crafted with passion and expertise, showcasing the finest flavors and traditions of Italy. Immerse yourself in a day filled with delightful culinary experiences, lively conversations, and an ambiance that captures the essence of 'La Dolce Vita.' 

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

When: Sunday 11 August 2024, 10am - 5pm

Where: Within the grounds of the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas

Prepare to level up your food game and be entertained as Australia's best chefs take to the Moffat Main stage to present non-stop live cooking demonstrations for village guests. In between shows replenish at the village food, wine and beverage stalls, shop merchandise and local produce to take away or kick back and enjoy live music and entertainment on the Sound Stage. Expert lead masterclasses are available for small groups in the village's Culinary Classroom for those who yearn to learn.

General Admission or VIP Gold Pass options will be available.

Festival Finale

When: Sunday 11 August 2024

Where: Secret location 

Come together for a final celebration beneath the stars bidding farewell to the 2024 festival. Anticipate delightful finger foods, refreshing pop-up bars, and live entertainment.