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Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tour from Cairns

  • Full-day food and wine tour in the Atherton Tablelands, from Cairns
  • View Lake Barrine during morning tea
  • Stop at family farms to taste cheeses, chocolate, coffee and macadamia nuts
Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tour from Cairns
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Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tour from Cairns
Explore the Atherton Tablelands from a culinary perspective on this day trip from Cairns. With a guide, journey to off-the-beaten-path locations where you’ll visit a coffee plantation, macadamia nut and dairy farms, and a winery for samples of cheese, chocolate, tropical wine and more. Stop at natural attractions like the Curtain Fig Tree and Lake Barrine in Crater Lakes National Park, and enjoy a seafood lunch at a local pub. This tour is limited to 20 people.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup by minicoach in Cairns and the Northern Beaches, your Atherton Tablelands day trip begins with the drive south into the hills. Make a stop in Crater Lakes National Park to check out Lake Barrine, a volcanic lake with an elevation of 2,395 feet (730 meters). With your guide, take a short walk through the area surrounding the lake, and learn about its 1,000-year-old twin Kauri pines.

Visit an 80-year-old tea house to admire views of Lake Barrine while you enjoy a morning snack on the balcony—a Devonshire tea that includes locally grown coffee or tea and freshly baked scones. Then return to the minicoach to continue your tour, passing by historical towns like Yungaburra, Tolga, Atherton and Mareeba and stopping at various local farms for a behind-the-scenes look at the different operations.

Enjoy an exclusive experience at a macadamia nut farm, tour a coffee plantation and visit a dairy farm for tastings of cheese and handcrafted chocolate. At each stop, hear about different production techniques and browse packaged goods for sale that make excellent gifts.

Next, visit a historical pub for a seafood lunch, and then continue to a winery that produces unique tropical wines made from fruits like mango, bush cherry, lychee, mulberry and passion fruit. Then head to the Curtain Fig Tree for a photo op of this fascinating strangler fig—one of the tallest in northern Queensland—that grows on top of a host tree with aerial roots that measure 49 feet (15 meters) long.

Your day trip of local culinary delights and interesting narration ends with the return drive to Cairns and the Northern Beaches for hotel drop-off.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A enjoyable day out

Warwick is knowledgeable and the tour takes in not only food places but gives a history lesson in the local area. A variety of places visited means a mix of food styles and types of enterprises are seen in action. Because Warwick is a veteran...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An enjoyable and informative tour.

A wonderful day out in a small group with an informative and friendly tour guide. Thank you Warwick. We really enjoyed all our experiences on this tour. The tastings of cheese, chocolate, macadamias, fruit wines and coffee were all great. Lunch was very enjoyable with...More

1  Thank CDD51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Easy going tour with lots of interest

If you've done the Cape Tribulation tour you will have experienced the time pressure. This is nothing like that. Neither is there much walking so if your looking for an interesting tour with a good guide and want an easy pace this is ideal. Warwick...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Warwick, will not stop talking.

He is an interesting man and the things we did today were great, but do them yourselves and not with Warwick. I am sure he is a great man, but as a tour guide, not so much. I think he lacks some social skills. He...More

Thank PernaLonga150
Reviewed 22 April 2018
The Most Interesting Day Out

Beautiful driving through the inland areas from Cairns. We had a great guide and a niece and relaxed group. All of our many stops were varied, imTeresting and very informative. We Warwick threw in an extra stop on the way home - a Brewery.

1  Thank adamvlad
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