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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.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great in-depth knowledge on the produce in the neighborhood

Brett is very professional and knowledgeable. No enforcement to buy anything. Good choice of farmers and products, from food to drinks and how they came from the fields to the tables.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great day out

A well rounded fun day. Brett was information, friendly and welcoming. Made everyone feel comfortable on the bus and he knew what he was talking about. The stops are varied, a mix of beautiful scenery, food (both sweet and savoury) and drinks. There was no...More

Thank _Vic_
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fabulous Tastings - Host Amazing - A Must Do! 10/10

Brett picked me up from my hotel at 7am. Chirpy as they come and his energy and enthusiasm continued for the duration of the day. He took the group around the Flatlands of Atherton and believe me the food and drinks were in places phenominal....More

Thank thegourmetchef
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day with Brett and the small group. Nothing was too much trouble and seeing platypus in the wild was amazing !! So many yummy foods and drinks showcasing the diverse area of the Atherton tablelands. Highly recommended . Brett's knowledge was...More

Thank rickjane2017
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day trip

Brett and his theories were extremely entertaining and very informative commentary along the journey. The food was great and the other people on the bus made this day a pleasant experience. Brett’s is a great character and would recommend this tour to fiends and family....More

Thank stjh04
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Scott C
July 22, 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.
April 6, 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