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Skybury Coffee Plantation

94 Ivicevic Road | Paddy's Green, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
+61 7 4093 2194
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Mareeba
Type: Other
Owner description: Skybury's Australian Coffee Centre has been transformed into the ultimate farmgate experience. Labelled "Skybury Farmgate", the transformation is part... more » Owner description: Skybury's Australian Coffee Centre has been transformed into the ultimate farmgate experience. Labelled "Skybury Farmgate", the transformation is part of our long-term vision to further expand Skybury's coffee footprint, not only in Australia but internationally. Skybury is Australia's largest exporter of home-grown coffee, which is an achievement we are incredibly proud of. Our coffee is enjoyed all around the world, from the street cafes of Paris, Berlin, London, Singapore,Tokyo and Madrid, to trendy coffee shops in Cairns and Port Douglas. Skybury's restaurant and tours, will cease to operate from May 1, 2014. Skybury Farmgate will be situated within the foyer of the Australian Coffee Centre, while renovation and building works for a dedicated facility on the farm are underway. Skybury Farmgate will be open to the public from 9am to 4pm weekdays (excluding public holidays) and will sell fresh produce direct from the farm as well as the full Skybury Coffee range. Takeaway coffee will also be available. « less
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cairns
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

After friends had been twice previously and raved about both the good service and amazing food we were delighted to have to opportunity to join them on this trip. The whole group was incredibly disappointed after the rather lengthy drive to discover we had been mislead by the false advertising in the tourist brochures. Skybury no longer operate as a... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Came here by accident, hungry and on the way back to our accommodation. Did not disappoint! The coffee was amazing, and although they got our order wrong the food was great too. A great atmosphere and a beautiful set up, will be back here again! Oh, and as someone else said, the toilets were awesome. Seriously, go even if you... More

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Sydney
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We landed here quite by accident as we missed the sign to North Queensland coffee! We met the lovely Michelle who gave us a quick rundown on what the plantation was all about and how to taste coffee. Purchased a coffee which was pleasant and took forever to arrive but the place felt like it didn't care any more. As... More

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Perth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We made the trip after reading about this place on the holiday map. At first we drove straight past as the only sign to the property was an A4 size piece of paper stuck to a pole! The building itself is beautiful, however the restaurant is no longer open and all cordoned off leaving only a small area of verandah... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visiting North Queensland for the first time we made our base at Palm Cove and spent our time taking day trips (we rented a car for the duration). Mareeba and Atherton were on the agenda today and the Skybury coffee plantation looked like a great place to visit. A big disappointment. No restaurant, no tours. We had a coffee and... More

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Went to Skybury on May1 2014, the place was closed to the public. Small sign on post out front advised meals no longer available, take away coffee and soft drinks only on sale, from this date. No other explanation available and neither was the take away coffee or soft drinks. One staff member saw us coming and disappeared out the... More

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Paul F, Manager at Skybury Coffee Plantation, responded to this review

Dear Bob Apologies that the coffee centre was not operating on your last visit. We have had a major transition in the nature of our business, as we have launched "Skybury Farmgate". Skybury Farmgate is part of a broader push for us to double our coffee production over the next five years, continue to showcase the very best of Australian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I can't understand how most people are saying that the food was poor. Ours was delicious, and very generous portions. The 6 at our table had 1. Cajun Spiced Calamari 2. Battered Barramundi and Chips 3. Chicken Parmigiana 4. Tiger Prawn Springrolls (that's what I had and they were so yummy. Very hot and crispy) 5. Chicken Ceaser Salad 6.... More

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Mareeba, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We have visited Skybury Coffee a number of times for coffee and lunch and also visited with friends to enjoy the view. The food has been hit and miss and recently the quality has slipped badly. The general cleanliness of the tables also needs attention. I would recommend the location but beware of the food it can be a real... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The facility is amazing, they have a beautiful tour center and cafe with full menu. If you're just going to poke around, have a coffee and enjoy the view - you'll love it! But lunch is hit and miss, our party had two great dishes, two poor ones. And the tours (at $24 EACH!) were terribly underwhelming. I can't believe... More

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We've been to Skybury a couple of times in the past few months for family occasions and have been so disappointed on each occasion. Most dishes straight out of the freezer, the hamburger inedible by our 6 year old, chicken undercooked. Flies everywhere and not a fan in sight. Coffee is nice and view and building lovely, however we won't... More

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