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10-Hour Small Group Outback Tasting Adventure from Cairns

  • Buffet lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
10-Hour Small Group Outback Tasting Adventure from Cairns
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10-Hour Small Group Outback Tasting Adventure from Cairns
Get a taste of the Atherton Tablelands during this 10-hour food tour and tasting experience from Cairns. Learn about how the volcanic soil allows cultivation of diverse range of produce and taste the spoils of this region. All tastings and meals are provided, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
1. Sunset Ridge Farm
 A family owned and run business based on the top of the mountain range over looking green rolling hills lush rainforest and over looks a large part of the Tablelands with magnificent views.
They grow several different varieties of native fruits Davidson plum, Lemon aspen and Finger limes. We have a delicious breakfast made from these fruits and you can then purchase jams and marshmallows unique to the region.

2. Rainforest Bounty

Next, head  to the scenic outskirts of the Historic rural town of Malanda to a private property to taste Gallo Cheeses with their signature condiments utilizing locally grown Davidson plum, lemon aspen lilly pilly  and rainforest  tamarind in traditional artisanal recipes. Sip a native fruit cocktail whilst overlooking the delightful Johnston River from their River Pavilion.

3 Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes
These wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond, we take a wonder down to see them in this magnificent setting then sit down to a unique lunch. The lunch is produced onsite using their smoked products and include Crocodile, Red Claw (Yabby) Kangaroo, Smoked chicken and smoked Spanish Mackerel, the a choice of Platypus boutique beer or Dragon Fruit cider and a Lemon Myrtle tea.

4. Gallo Dairyland

Head through the picturesque village of Yungaburra to a fully operational dairy farm spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil with handcrafted chocolates and a gourmet cheese factory. Taste irresistible Swiss style filled chocolates that are a work of art. 

5. The Humpy

Stop at ‘The Humpy’, the best place to go to for freshly harvested Atherton Tablelands produce straight from the growers. From vegetables to tropical fruits and hundreds of different varieties of nuts, dried fruits locally produced jams and sauces. Taste some seasonal fruits and many different flavours of hot local peanuts and macadamia nuts.

6. Mount Uncle Distillery

Travel just down the road to the Mount Uncle distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery. Taste some of their award winning liqueurs and spirits, and a tasting of their new boutique beer, before a delicious fresh lunch of local produce and a glass of wine or beer.

7. Debrueys Boutique Tropical Winery

Down a secret bush track, find De Bruey's Boutique Wines. Sit on the back deck sipping 15 deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports whilst overlooking the beautiful surrounds of gum trees & Billabong.

8. Jaques Family Coffee Plantation

Visit the Jaques Family coffee plantation, in the family for three generations, for a stroll through the coffee bushes and gardens. Finish the stop with a delicious cup of Jaques coffee made just as you like it and homemade scones with local jam & cream.

Reviews (42)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Brett’s unique tropical degustation trip on the tablelands

Yes, we live in Cairns but it was a while since we’d driven up to the tablelands. We knew there were places we had yet to visit so the question was how to get a varied experience in one full day without the hassle and...More

Thank catherinefromcairns
Reviewed 1 week ago
Tasting the different foods and wines from this region

A great day out with lots of fun and banter, , beautiful and different food that you only often find in this region. Brent was very knowledgeable of the region and it was lovely meeting the passionate and welcoming growers.

Thank Sherpa779132
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great local food tastings

It was a great day out , the food was fantastic and the places you visit are friendly and very welcoming. Brett the drive is great with his knowledge and tells you things about each place and the surrounding areas. We had the fortune of...More

Thank rodgerspd2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best tours we have been on and a great way to see the Atherton Tablelands and sample the produce without the worry of driving yourself. Pickup is at the hotel, and Brett makes you feel welcome from the first hello....More

1  Thank Vicky J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great introduction to Atherton and its foods

This was a great day out of Cairns to visit the Atherton area and sample the different foods produced in the area. It is not the cheapest activity but definitely worth it for the small group size and excellent tour commentary. I think it would...More

3  Thank MsC1
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Scott C
23 July 2018|
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Response from Steph92109 | Reviewed this property |
The distillery only had tastes of their alcohol but I imagine you could get water or a soft drink. The coffee plantation had water and juices.
7 April 2018|
Response from Steph92109 |
I believe Brett offers a similar tour from Port Douglas. If you do go into Cairns you could probably arrange to meet at one of the hotels they’re picking up other guests from as each group from our tour was picked up where... More