Heart­land of­fers a taste of what Coalstoun Lakes has to of­fer

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE week­end long events for the 2017 Heart­land Fes­ti­val in­clude the Five Course Taste Tour of the Coalstoun Lakes Val­ley on Sun­day, July 2.

The tour is be­ing run by the Coalstoun Lakes De­vel­op­ment Group and will take par­tic­i­pants on a scenic taste tour of what the val­ley has to of­fer, event or­gan­iser Re­nee McGil­very said.

“Vis­it­ing many of the rich vol­canic farms in the area, the tour will cham­pion lo­cal pump­kins, figs, av­o­ca­dos, peanuts, beef, pork, cit­rus, cheese, wine and craft beer,” Ms McGil­very said.

Along with the chance to sit down and meet some of the farm­ers re­spon­si­ble for the lo­cal pro­duce, the tour will al­low at­ten­dees an in-depth look into how pro­duc­tion is com­pleted, the farm to fork jour­ney.

Par­tic­i­pants will also be able to pur­chase a host of lo­cal pro­duce, craft beer, wine, juice and soft drink from the trav­el­ling bar.

“Then in­dulge in a warm sit-down gar­den lunch be­fore be­ing treated to lo­cally in­spired desserts, fruits and cheeses at the his­toric Crater Lakes,” Ms McGil­very said.

Crater Lakes is lo­cated in the Coalstoun Lakes Na­tional Park and is the site of a vol­canic erup­tion more that 600,000 years ago, mak­ing it one of the youngest vol­canic for­ma­tion in Aus­tralia.

The tour will be­gin from the North­ern side of the Coalstoun Lakes Val­ley from 9.30am un­til 3pm.

Spa­ces are lim­ited.

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