About 130 kilometres north of Brisbane is beautiful Noosa, a region renowned for its stunning beaches, parks and – most importantly – its amazing annual food festival.

The Noosa International Food Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this May; so, if you're a lover of fine food, we suggest you get your car rental in Brisbane sorted out and head on over.

If you're desperate to taste the very best Indian, Asian, English and Australian dishes, this is your chance. May 16, 17, 18 and 19 will see guests from all over Australia being served delicious cuisine cooked by leading chefs from around the world.

There will also be presentations on food pairings, the best global food destinations and the viability of food trucks – to name just a few topics – for those who want to learn about food, as well as taste lots of it.

And, for all you wine connoisseurs out there, tastings of the alcoholic variety will also be in abundance. Everything you ever wanted to know about bubbles, chardonnay and red wine will no doubt be revealed here as you drink your way through some of the world's finest.

You can purchase tickets online at the official Noosa International Food Festival website.

While you're in Noosa, we also recommend you check out the non-food-related attractions this picturesque area has to offer.

As we mentioned earlier, the region is well-known for its white, sandy beaches. Noosa Main Beach is the perfect place for a family day out, with small waves and surfing lessons for beginners. There are, however, also many surf beaches for those who like to live a little more dangerously!

If the outdoors isn't really your thing, take a drive down Hastings Street. It's the "style hub of Noosa", according to the region's official website, and famous for its mixture of trend-setting fashion boutiques and more affordable clothing stores.