Returns in 2017!

Over 4 amazing transformative days on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
in Partnership with WANDERLUST FESTIVAL!

NOV. 9-12, 2017


Join some of the world’s leading health experts to uncover the secrets to lasting health and vibrant energy!

Are you constantly feeling out of control with your health?
Perhaps you're feeling flat or stressed out?
Are you ready to enhance your health and happiness naturally?

What if we told you there are solutions out there that don't involve fad diets, medication and strict exercise regimes.

Join the Food Matters founders and filmmakers James and Laurentine, and leading health & wellness guest speakers Jon Gabriel, Dr Libby Weaver and Lee Holmes 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 in partnership with 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, unhappier or in worse health. Every Australian deserves to start their new year strong, educated, and motivated to stick to their health resolutions. I'm looking forward to demonstrating easy and affordable ways to show you how to achieve better health through good nutrition."

- James Colquhoun

what will i learn?

Join us for this action packed event, where you will 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!


  • Healing your gut and improving your digestion.
  • How to take control of your life and get healthy.
  • Top tips for detoxing and natural weight-loss.
  • What's causing illness and how best to prevent it
  • Learn how to use food as medicine.
  • Live demos on how to use superfoods in your daily life.
  • Modern day stress reduction for busy people.
  • How the power of our mind and thoughts effect our health.
  • Boost energy and break free from the diet trap and processed food addictions and cravings forever.
  • Debunking myths that eating healthy is expensive.

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

who will be presenting?

Join in an action-packed inspirational day, as your hosts James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch take you through a transformational journey to take control of your health and reinvigorate your life. They will be joined by world-renowned guest speakers Jon Gabriel, Dr Libby Weaver and Lee Holmes, teaching you life lessons that you can implement into your daily routine. It’s a day not to be missed.


James Colquhoun

james colquhoun

  • Filmmaker
  • Food Matters
  • Hungry For Change
  • FMTV

Filmmaker of Food Matters and Hungry For Change and founder of FMTv. James has dedicated his life to uncovering the truth behind nutrition and our food supply. Alongside Laurentine ten Bosch, he has transformed Food Matters into a wellness hub giving people essential tools to take charge of their health.

Laurentine ten Bosch

Laurentine ten Bosch

  • Filmmaker
  • Food Matters
  • Hungry For Change
  • FMTV

Filmmaker of Food Matters and Hungry For Change and founder of FMTV. Laurentine's passion for health and radiant vitality has been a crucial ingredient in the transformation of Food Matters from powerful health documentary in 2007 to now, a global wellness hub offering natural solutions to modern problems.




Best-selling author of I Quit Sugar & Master Chef Host



Filmmaker of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead & Founder/CEO of Reboot

Jon Gabriel


Founder of The Stillness Project

Jon Gabriel


Singer / Songwriter

Jon Gabriel


Filmmaker of May I Be Frank

Jon Gabriel


Australia’s Clean Living Expert

Jon Gabriel


Health & Lifestyle Educator & Founder of Twenty8 Essential Oils

Jon Gabriel


Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner & happiness expert!

Jon Gabriel


Author of Supercharged Food Series & Health Coach

An inspirational and educational day! Thank you Thank you Awesome.

- Kylie, Perth

Brilliant day, highly recommend! Provided much needed inspiration for my ongoing health journey.

- Cheryl, Melbourne
Lee Holmes

"Amongst all the fad diets on the market..."

"I'm going to pull it all back to simple and Supercharged foods for the whole family to enjoy. The Food Matters film was the catalyst for a health revolution in my own life, now I'm joining the team for this revolutionary roadshow! Whether you want to heal your gut or boost your energy and immune system, we will be demonstrating easy kitchen tricks and foods that taste great."

- Lee Holmes





We bring together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at 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 than 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 paddle board 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 tableby 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 hundred meditating at the one time together
  • 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


The Ultimate Mind, Body
& Food Experience

An experience like no other that brings together a phenomenal line-up of international and local yoga and meditation teachers, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformation experience on the Sunshine Coast!

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 standup paddle board yoga, go kayaking, learn to surf and so much more.

Get inspired with the Speakeasy Talks where you can learn from the author’s, 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 the one place.

Reserve Your Ticket Today!

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

Tickets will sell out to make sure to book your ticket and additionally schedule in the lectures you wish to attend.

Earth to Table Dinner by Food Matters

Taking centre stage in our dining experience is the Earth to Table Dinner presented by Food Matters. This family-style feast, curated by Sarah Wilson from I Quit Sugar, features a specially crafted menu by a 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 Sunshine Coast has to offer. Music by HAANA.


Thursday 9th Nov
to Sunday 12th Nov


Friday 10th Nov at 7pm

4-Day Ticket: Tier C

- Four-Day Ticket: [Thurs-Sun] - Schedule up to 3 activities per day; yoga, meditation, hiking, hooping and more - Plus one speakeasy lecture per day. - Access to all music included.


Thursday 9th Nov
to Sunday 12th Nov

3-Day Ticket: Tier B

- Three-Day Ticket: [Fri-Sun]. - Schedule up to 4 activities per day; yoga, meditation, hiking, lectures and more!


Thursday 9th Nov
to Sunday 12th Nov

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 nighttime music. SUP and AiReal classes will be available to schedule with the purchase of an additional ticket.

Standup Paddleboard Yoga classes are available to schedule with the purchase of an additional ticket. Please note; SUP Yoga tickets are not designated by day and once you’ve purchased a ticket, you may select the day/time of the SUP class you would like to take in

AiReal Yoga classes are available to schedule with the purchase of an additional ticket. Please note; AiReal tickets are not designated by day and once you’ve purchased a ticket, you may select the day/time of the class you would like to take in

You can easily navigate the schedule using the key on the right hand side. The schedule is color coded by class type. Read More...

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 Read More...

4. What do I need to bring?

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 market place, visit our art installations, taste the delicacies 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 amongst 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 offering offers you freedom to explore nature with all the Wanderlust venues, stages and amenities close at hand.

Stay onsite at the resorts hotels, feel the luxury of the outdoors in our glamping tents, or camp in our Wanderlands Campsite, scroll down for more information on your options. Practice yoga, go hiking or kayaking, or surf the warm waves of the Australian Pacific. Relax sunrise and 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, either, click here to access the Eventbrite help centre.

If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order, click here to contact our support team. For questions and general festival info, click here. Need to view or update the information on your order? Click here for instructions.

All sales are final. Event is rain or shine. Advertised presenters, teachers and artists are confirmed at this time but are subject to change. By purchasing this ticket you accept the terms and conditions. Click here for full terms and conditions


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