The Feast of the Senses is North Queensland’s premier Tropical Food Experience and the Cassowary Coast’s major festival centred around the town of Innisfail, an hour’s drive south of Cairns.
The festival showcases our region’s impressive variety of rare and exotic fruits whilst also including an impressive range of produce including meat, seafoods, herbs, spices and wine. Nowhere else will you find such a diverse and tantalising range of produce and culture, as in this region of Australia.
Presenting a smorgasbord of fine fare, the festival has grown into a celebration of this vibrant and multi-cultural local community, attracting visitors from throughout Australia and overseas. The region boasts a vast array of tropical and exotic fruits which have been collected over the past 30 years from all corners of the tropical world. Mixed together with the many ethnic cultures in the region and the unique concentration of Innisfail’s Art Deco features, Feast of the Senses celebrates everything that makes this part of the world stunning.
In 2018 the Feast of the Senses Festival will be themed ‘Australian Culture – Ancient and Modern’, – closing the cultural gap – which will allow us to celebrate all that is special about our region.
Click here to find out what’s happening this year.
WE DID IT
One of the events that we are most proud of at Feast of the Senses is our successful Guinness World Record for the Longest Banana Split on 25 March 2017! 8,040 meters of lushness. Beautiful Cassowary Coast bananas topped with Mungalli Bio Dynamic yoghurt and beautiful local fresh fruit with ice cream from Movenpick Cairns.
3,000 people from across the Cassowary Coast and beyond took part in creating this amazing effort. School children and others decorated the towers in workshops over the three weeks prior to the attempt.
The effect on the day was spectacular! Check it out
Photo by Chris Gray