- Sample Aussie cuisine at Hervey Bay Seafood Festival near Brisbane

July 22, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that culinary enthusiasts eager to sample the bounty of the ocean cooked in an authentic Australian style are sure to enjoy the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival.

The event has been a feature of the Queensland social calendar ever since it was first held back in October 1998, when the local fishing industry decided to stage the occassion in order to promote the quality of their produce.

It is unlikely that organisers ever expected it to be so popular, with some 10,000 people turning out to enjoy the inaugural occasion.

Since this early success, the festival has gone from strength to strength, which means this year's event - on August 15th 2010 - should prove to be bigger and better than ever.

A packed schedule has been put together, with everything from talks on commercial fitting to advice sessions on the best ways to cook seafood all set to feature.

Youngsters should be kept entertained too thanks to a range of activities that have been planned for little nippers.

Visitors should make sure they leave some of the cheap accommodation Brisbane has to offer in plenty of time to reach the festival, as Hervey Bay is around a three-hour drive north of the city.

Entrance will cost A$2 for adults, while under-14s can get in for free. recommends a variety of accommodation in Brisbane, including the Ibis Brisbane and Hilton Brisbane.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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