Join us for the biggest health event of the year!

Food Matters have joined forces with Wanderlust to bring you an experience like no other. Join us for a day or the entire 4 day celebration, the choice is yours.

Experience an incredible lineup of speakers, yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, artists and chefs for this transformational retreat.


Thursday to Sunday, November 9-12 - Sunshine Coast,
QLD Australia


Watch what's in store for the event


Each day of the event is packed with a range of activities, amazing food and an incredible line up of speakers at FOOD MATTERS LIVE within the event. Regardless of where you are on your health journey, this event is certain to leave different than when you came.

Join the Food Matters founders and filmmakers, James and Laurentine, and leading health & wellness guest speakers Joe Cross, Luke Hines, Frank Ferrante, and more as they show you how to take control of your health naturally and live your most vibrant life yet.

Last year we took FOOD MATTERS LIVE to 4 capital cities in Australia and this year we’re expanding the speakers and hosting a 4 day intensive on Queensland's Sunshine Coast as part of Wanderlust.

We hope to see you there!

James & Laurentine Signature
James Colquhoun

"Easy and affordable ways to achieve better health..."

The food industry has led us to believe that its products are going to make us healthy, happy, sexy, and young. The truth is we've never been more over-weight, unhappy or in worse health. We all deserve the best chance to be strong, educated and motivated to achieve our health goals. I'm looking forward to demonstrating easy and affordable ways to show you how to achieve better health through good nutrition.

- James Colquhoun

Feedback from last year's event...

Thank you for such an awesome event! Beautiful presenters, and so many tips that I cannot wait to implement.

- Laura, Melbourne

Beautiful show today, thank you so much. So inspirational, so true, so honest. Real food heals and you truly are what you eat. Educate yourselves, it could save your life. I loved it.

- Michaela, Perth

Transformation Begins Here

Wanderlust Festivals are all-out celebrations of mindful living. Join a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and attendees for a transformational experience at the world’s most beautiful resorts. Explore new ideas, make new friends, discover new abilities, and dance your heart out. Adventure awaits.

Imagine feeling the energy of practicing yoga and meditation with hundreds of others at the same time in the beautiful indoor and outdoor venues.

Discover amazing music with a variety of musical performers, from epic main stage performances to intimate sessions, plus enjoy the sounds of live music while you flow. Join the explorers in Wanderlust’s guided adventures around the beautiful Sunshine Coast surroundings, flow and float at stand-up paddle board yoga, go kayaking, learn to surf and so much more.

Get inspired with the Speakeasy Talks where you can learn from the authors, yoga teachers, musicians, health experts and leaders, filmmakers and many more!

Experience tastes like no other. The Sunshine Coast has some of the best fresh and sustainable produce. Wanderlust will be bringing it all into one place.


We bring together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. This is an experience that will get into your mind, body and soul.

Regardless of what starts you on your path, Wanderlust is an experience that will leave you different from when you came — with new ideas, new friends, newly-discovered abilities, and greater peace. Find your true north.


  • Feel the energy of hundreds of yogis moving together in the indoor and outdoor venues at Wanderlust
  • Flow to live music from musicians or DJ’s with international & local teachers
  • Yoga classes for all levels, from beginner to expert
  • Relaxing yin, uplifting vinyasa, stand up paddleboard yoga, or aerial


  • Enjoy food for the soul from hand-picked local food vendors for some healthy sustenance to keep you flowing
  • Join James, Laurentine & The Food Matters Team in an incredible food experience
  • Learn and taste food straight from the earth to the table by some of the best chefs
  • Specially crafted menu with locally sourced, seasonal, and sustainably produced food and beverages


  • Take your meditation to the next level with international & local teachers to guide you
  • Imagine the power of hundreds meditating together at the one time
  • Soak up the energy and feel rejuvenated as you take the time to learn and practice different meditation methods
  • For all levels, from beginner to expert, as well as a variety of beautiful venues

Food Matters Live At Wanderlust

Discover natural solutions to lose weight, the latest detox tips, quick and easy recipes friends and family will love and steps to relieve stress instantly. It's going to be a full mind & body transformational experience!

Food Matters Earth-To-Table Dining Experience

Grass-fed, cold-pressed, small-batch, gluten-free … if it’s got a hyphen and is good to eat, it’s likely at Wanderlust. And this year, taking center stage in our dining experience, is the Earth-To-Table Dinner presented by Food Matters on Friday 10th Nov at 7:00 pm. This family-style feast features a specially crafted menu by our guest chef, with locally sourced, seasonal produce and sustainably produced beverages. With live music and a stunning location, this supper offers an authentic taste of the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Add this to your Wanderlust experience and come enjoy an incredible nourishing meal with James, Laurentine, the Food Matters Team and other beautiful souls!

Reserve Your Ticket Today!

Join us for 1 day or the full 4 Day Experience PLUS our Earth To Table Dinner

Tickets will sell out quickly so make sure to book your ticket and start scheduling your event activities and lectures today.


4-Day Ticket

  • The full 4-day experience: Thursday through Sunday

Thursday 9th Nov
to Sunday 12th Nov


3-Day Ticket

  • Three days: Friday through Sunday

Friday 10th Nov
to Sunday 12th Nov


Earth-To-Table Dinner by Food Matters

Add the Earth-To-Table Dinner by Food Matters to any 3 or 4 day ticket and enjoy a curated dinner with the Food Matters team and select speakers. This will sell out quickly and numbers are strictly limited.

Friday 10th Nov at 7:00 pm



1-Day Ticket: Thursday

  • Valid for one day: Thursday

Thursday 9th Nov


1-Day Ticket: Friday

  • Valid for one day: Friday

Friday 10th Nov


1-Day Ticket: Saturday

  • Valid for one day: Saturday

Saturday 11th Nov


1-Day Ticket: Sunday

  • Valid for one day: Sunday

Sunday 12th Nov


Video with James and Wanderlust Festival Director


  1. How do I purchase a ticket?
    • You can purchase your ticket online through Food Matters. Once you purchase a ticket you will receive a confirmation email and receipt from Food Matters International. You will receive your official Wanderlust ticket directly from Eventbrite within 3 business days, together with instructions on how to start scheduling your Wanderlust activities.
  2. What do I get with my Wanderlust festival ticket?
    • The purchase of a ticket gives you access to the festival, allowing you to choose up to 3 activities per day. These activities can be a mix of a yoga class or workshop, meditation, hike or run, hooping session or slackline. You can also schedule up to one Speakeasy lecture per day. The ticket also gives you access to ticketed night-time music. SUP (stand up paddleboard) and AiReal classes will be available to schedule with the purchase of an additional ticket.
  3. How do I schedule classes?
    • After purchasing your ticket, you will build your festival schedule in the online scheduler, powered by You will receive an email from and you will then be brought to the login page. You can create your login or use an existing one. Once signed in, simply click the checkbox to sign up for an event and add it to your schedule. You’ll know a class has been added once you see the check mark.
  4. What do I need to bring?
    • Yoga Mat--Don't forget!
    • Props: Feel free to bring any props you may need for your practice.
    • Photo ID: We probably don't need to remind you.
    • Reusable Water Bottle: Around-the-clock yoga and dancing in the sun means water is a must and you can refill on site at one of our water stations.
    • Layers: Please be aware of the climate in the festival location you are attending. The mountain climate means chillier night times and possible precipitation. Since, rain is always possible, feel free to bring any rain gear or umbrellas.
    • Sunscreen: Lots of it to protect your skin
    • Hat: A complement to sunscreen.
    • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes so you can see clearly.
    • Small backpack to carry your belongings.
    • There will be food onsite for purchase but please feel free to bring snacks if you wish.
  5. Can I bring my family with me?
    • Of course! Festival grounds are free and open to the public with lots to do. You can wander through the Kula marketplace, visit our art installations, taste thedelicacies in our food co-op or just sit in the grass and revel.
      Kids 13 and under are free, while attendees 14 and older will need a ticket to attend. No need to schedule children under 13 years of age, as they will follow their guardians’ schedule.
      Children under 13 are welcome in class accompanied by a ticket-holding adult, but please be mindful of other yogis around you in terms of class disruption etc.
  6. What if there is bad weather?
    • The festival will happen rain or shine!
      However, some classes may be relocated indoors due to rain and may be cancelled due to lightning. You will be notified onsite of these changes and you can always reschedule yourself at anytime on the Wanderlust App or
      If a SUP or AiReal class is cancelled due to weather, you are free to reschedule another class at anytime. In the event that you are unable to attend another class, please come see us onsite at the Compass or email us at to request your refund.
  7. Is there accommodation close by?
    • FOOD MATTERS LIVE and Wanderlust Sunshine Coast will take place at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, a pristine, beachfront location set amid 14 hectares of natural bushland and gardens. Set around a private beachfront lagoon, the resort is situated only one hour north of Brisbane and 5km from the Sunshine Coast Airport. This 4-star resort offers you freedom to explore nature with all the Wanderlust venues, stages and amenities close at hand.
      Stay onsite at the resort’s hotels, feel the luxury of the outdoors in our glamping tents, or camp in our Wanderlands campsite. Practice yoga, go hiking or kayaking, or surf the warm waves of the Australian Pacific. Relax watching a sunrise or sunset on the soft, golden sand beaches. Bliss out in a tropical paradise.


All price tiers are available in a limited quantity. Once the allotment of the given price tier is sold out, tickets will move to the next higher price tier until the event sells out. Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite, Wanderlust's ticketing partner. Your e-ticket(s) will be attached to your order confirmation email. Important: if you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you can't find it there, please email us at

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