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Hi my name is Brett and I'd like to tell you about my delicious and fantastic Food and Wine tasting adventure showcasing the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. A Foodie tour from Cairns you will thoroughly enjoy and remember.
This boutique food and wine experience from Cairns will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. We will take you through a variety of contrasting landscapes, from lush rainforest to stunning ochre savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil allows farmers to grow many and diverse crops from Bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more which you will learn about as we taste our way around the regions 'Food Bowl.'
Take in the beautiful views as we take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland.
Sunset Ridge Farm
Sunset Ridge Farm (Private Property EXCLUSIVE to our tour), is a family owned and run business with a passion for all things Australian, especially native plants and fruits. The farm is situated on the top of the mountain range over looking green rolling hills, lush rainforest and overlooks a large part of the Tablelands with magnificent views.
They grow several different varieties of native fruits, the main two being, Davidson Plum and Lemon Aspen Both these natives are indigenous to the rainforests of North Queensland. Here we get to taste a variety of homemade breakfast treats made from all these fruits and you can purchase some of their delicious Davidson plum jams and marshmallows unique to this region.
Nerada Tea Plantation is situated on the scenic outskirts of Malanda. Here you will be tasting several of the Plantation grown, single origin teas, such as Plantation Fresh Black and Royal Devonshire, black tea with a hint of natural vanilla. The teas will be paired with a selection of local cheeses.
Whilst enjoying your Tastings, you will be overlooking the lush fields of Australia’s largest Tea Plantation. Keep your eyes peeled as you might just spot one of the resident Tree Kangaroos too!
The Australian Platypus Park At Tarzali Lakes
The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. These wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. We take a wonder down to see them in this magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavoured handcrafted smoked products, combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spices.
These tasty treats are all produced in-house using only the freshest quality ingredients and include Crocodile, Red Claw (Yabby) and Kangaroo with fresh local salads topped off with a ‘Tarzali Lakes’ boutique beer, Dragon Fruit cider, Lemon Myrtle tea tea and some tastings of the Murdering Point Winery range. (menu EXCLUSIVE to our tour) and time to purchase some of the smoked products and sauces.
We now head towards the historic village of Atherton. Driving through this thriving hub, a patchwork of amazing farmland and rolling green hills appear before us. We are on our way to a fully operational dairy farm spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil with delicious handcrafted chocolates and a gourmet cheese factory.
Here we can buy the delicious cheeses that we have just tasted and sample irresistible Swiss style filled chocolates that are a work of art whilst gazing out over the picturesque landscape. Meet some friendly animals before heading back to Mareeba through a variety of diverse crops.
We now head through a patchwork of amazing farmland, diverse crops and rolling green hills for a tasting and shopping treat. We 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.
Here we get to taste some seasonal fruits and many different flavours of hot local peanuts and macadamia nuts. We leave you time to browse this amazing and quirky grocery store so you can purchase goodies for the rest of your stay.
Mount Uncle Distillary
Then just down the road we arrive at Australian Distiller of the year 2017, Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland’s first and only distillery. Here we taste some of their Award winning liqueurs and spirits.
Then take a wander round this stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations, with beautiful gardens and friendly animals.
Jacques or Skybury Coffee Plantation
Next stop Jaques or Skybury Coffee Plantation. Both grow and roast Australian Arabica Coffee beans in the rich soils of the Tablelands.
Relax and take in the remarkable locations whilst learning the insight of the finer details of coffee from tree to cup. Enjoy a delicious cup made ’just as you like it’ and homemade scones with local jam and cream.
ON OUR BUS
(limited numbers due to Covid safe practices)
for the day on the Atherton Tablelands.
We meet you the morning of the tour, you receive a CB radio to listen to the guide's fascinating commentary & your souvenir pass to join us for the day to enjoy our exclusive ‘Private Property” experiences & delicious food offerings, then we will head off on our adventure TOGETHER.
TAG-A-LONG FAMILY - 2 Adults, 2 Children 12 - 18 Years $500.00
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for a full refund, if cancellation is 12 hours prior to departure a 75% cancellation fee applies, less than 12 hours prior to departure a 100% cancellation fee applies. For CHARTERS, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for full refund, if cancellation is 24 hours prior to departure 50% cancellation fee applies, less than 24 hours prior to departure 100% cancellation fee applies. The operator reserves the right to cancel a tour with a full refund if minimum numbers are not met. All rates valid until 31st March 2021.
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