Chinchilla will feature on Better Homes and Gardens this week.
Chinchilla will feature on Better Homes and Gardens this week. Trish Bowman

Region inspires Better Homes and Gardens presenters

THE Capricorn Coast was the inspiration for some very special recipes last week as the crew from the Channel 7 TV show, Better Homes and Gardens, explored the region.

The Hideaway on Great Keppel Island was one of the stops and the Better Homes and Gardens crew were reluctant to leave.

Hideaway Co-Owner Sean Appleton said the visit by the team was the perfect opportunity to show the nation that Great Keppel Island was open and fully operational.

"A lot of people still don't realise just how much we have to offer on the island," Mr Appleton said.

"Not only do we have accommodation from bunkhouses to family cabins, we also have top-class food packages that are receiving rave reviews.

"We have an abundance of water sports available including kayak tours, stand-up paddleboards, snorkelling tours, sailing tours including seasonal whale and dolphin watching aboard Keppel Dreams, skiing and fishing hire.

"Basically you can fill your days with activities or you can choose to kick back and relax and take in the beautiful island setting and at the end of the day you can enjoy a nice cold beverage from our very well-stocked bar."

Mr Appleton said he looked forward to seeing the Better Homes and Gardens crew come back to the island for a well-deserved break.

The team, including chef Fast Ed and presenter Johanna Griggs, was filming a Recipe Roadshow showcasing the best of Capricorn's local beef, pineapples and seafood.

Not even the wet weather could stop the show as they created a pineapple inspired dessert at the Tropical Pines packing facility followed by a tour with farmer Ben Clifton at Yeppoon's Valley Syndicate Pineapple Farm.

This was followed by a beef-themed recipe at Paradise Lagoons before the crew treated themselves to a trip to Great Keppel Island with Freedom Fast Cats to prepare a sensational seafood dish with our spectacular Keppel Bay as the backdrop.

Capricorn Enterprise's tourism and marketing manager Krista Brown said this was Fast Ed's third visit to the region, having previously filmed cooking segments at Keppel Bay Marina, XXXX Island and Henderson Park Farm Retreat.

The episode will go to air in early October just in time to showcase the region in the lead-up to Christmas.



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