Boutique Atherton Tablelands Small-Group Food and Wine Tasting Tour from Cairns

Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland

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. First stop is at Lake Barrine for a delicious breakfast overlooking the crater lake surrounded by lush rainforest, then to Nerada Tea Plantation for unique tea and local cheeses and Tree Kangaroo spotting. Lunch at the Platypus Park to watch them play and try Kangaroo, Crocodile and other delicacies followed by Tropical fruit wine and liqueur tastings!! Visit a working dairy farm and sample their chocolates, stop in for seasonal fruit tasting and Macadamia nuts. Then a tipple or 2 at Mt Uncle distillery, and last stop of the day at Jaques Coffee Plantation for coffee and tea tastings with some delicious scones jam and cream. You will be taken through a variety of contrasting landscapes, relax as we taste our way around the regions ‘Food Bowl.’ 7 Unique gourmet Stops! The maximum participants for this tour is 18.

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Stop At: Cairns QLD, Australia

A fantastic food and wine tasting adventure exploring the Atherton Tablelands, eat and drink all day long, meet the local characters and producers along the way.

Stop At: Lake Barrine, Yungaburra, Queensland Australia

Here we overlook the stunning natural crater lake surrounded by lush rainforest. We enjoy a delicious breakfast of local produce and local coffee and tea in the original Victorian Tea house.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nerada QLD 4860, Australia

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!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, 912 Millaa Millaa-Malanda Rd Minbun, Malanda, Queensland 4885 Australia

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Humpy Nut World, Kennedy Highway, Atherton, Queensland Australia

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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gallo DairyLand, Malanda Road., Atherton, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

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. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Uncle Distillery, 1819 Chewko Road, Walkamin, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Here we stop for a tasting of some award winning spirits and enjoy the beautiful gardens and friendly animals.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jaques Coffee Plantation, 137 Leotta Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880 Australia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Sample Menu

• Delicious Tropical Breakfast – Enjoy a homemade exotic breakfast with local tea and coffee
• Gourmet cheese and a artisanal condiments – local made cheeses and rainforest condiments with a glass of wine and tropical mocktail
• Local produce lunch – Enjoy Crocodile, Kangaroo, Red Claw with fresh salads, Platypus beer, Dragon fruit cider and a tipple from the Murdering Point Tropical winery
• Mmmm chocolate – Taste beautiful handcrafted chocolates
• Seasonal Tropical fruits – Taste what ever is in season in the Tropics followed by local peanuts and Macadamia nuts
• Spirit tasting – Sample some award winning spirits including, gin, whiskey, vodka and rum.
• Australian coffee – Order a coffee as you like it, grown and roasted on site and add fresh scones with local jam and cream


Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland

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