Cairns Food and Wine Full Day Tour

  • Port Douglas
  • English
  • 9.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Tropical breakfast
  • 3. Cheese Platter with glass of wine
  • 4. Handmade chocolate tasting
  • 5. Stop at local market for Tropical fruits & Macadamia nut tasting
  • 6. Spirits tasting
  • 7. Sumptuous platters of local produce for lunch
  • 8. Beer tasting
  • 9. Try tropical wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs
  • 10. Sip a local grown coffee
  • 11. Scones with local jam and cream
From AUD
$205.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Tropical breakfast
  • 3. Cheese Platter with glass of wine
  • 4. Handmade chocolate tasting
  • 5. Stop at local market for Tropical fruits & Macadamia nut tasting
  • 6. Spirits tasting
  • 7. Sumptuous platters of local produce for lunch
  • 8. Beer tasting
  • 9. Try tropical wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs
  • 10. Sip a local grown coffee
  • 11. Scones with local jam and cream

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Port Douglas
Depature point ● Departs: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Cairns and Northern Beaches
● Departure Time^: 08:00
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrives Cairns at approximately 17:30
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Camera
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Adults only, children not catered for.
● Gluten free lunch and lactose free cheese available on request.

2 Overview

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. The tour 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 you taste your way around the regions 'Food Bowl.' Sit back and relax, take in the beautiful views as you are taken on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland.

Cairns Food and Wine Full Day Tour

 

Sunset Ridge Farm

Sunset Ridge Farm (Private Property EXCLUSIVE to the 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. 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.

 

Rainforest Bounty

Next stop the tour is heading to the scenic outskirts of the Historic rural town of Malanda to a private property to taste Gallo Cheeses with their signature condiments utilising locally grown Davidson (Ooray) plum, lemon aspen (rainforest citrus), lillypilly (rainforest berries) and rainforest (Boonjie) tamarind in traditional artisanal recipes infused with the unique qualities of Australian rainforest fruits.

Taste a native fruit cocktail and sip Queensland red or white wine whilst overlooking the delightful Johnston River from their river pavilion.

 

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. 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 (menu EXCLUSIVE to the tour) and time to purchase some of the smoked products and sauces.

 

Gallo Dairyland

Now head towards the historic village of Atherton. Driving through this thriving hub, a patchwork of amazing farmland and rolling green hills appear before your eyes. You are on the 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.

Buy the delicious cheeses that you 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.

 

The Humpy

Head through a patchwork of amazing farmland, diverse crops and rolling green hills for a tasting and shopping treat. 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. You will have 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 the tour arrives at Australian Distiller of the year 2017, Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery. Here have a 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.

 

Debrueys Boutique Tropical Winery

Head down our secret bush track to De Bruey's Boutique Wines located near Mareeba on a 15ha mango orchard cradled between the peaks of the Great Dividing Range. All wines are made on site using a blend of tradition and innovation which produces high quality wines from a rich diversity of tropical fruits.

Sit on the back deck sipping a selection of deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports whilst overlooking the beautiful surrounds of gum trees waterfall, terraces and lake.

 

Jaques Coffee Plantation

Next stop is to Jaques Family coffee plantation the 3rd generation; with 85,000 Arabica Coffee trees growing in the rich soils they produce a smooth and vibrant flavour unique only to the remarkable location.

Get an enchanting insight in to the finer details of coffee from the tree to the cup. Stroll through the gardens and finish the stop with a delicious cup of Jaques coffee made 'just as you like it' with scones, local jam and Mungalli cream.

 

*Due to season changes and weather conditions some stops may be subject to change at the last minute without notice

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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