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From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

From US$ 151.18 per person

Embark upon a food and wine tasting adventure that showcases the spectacular produce and landscapes of the Atherton Tablelands on a foodie tour from Cairns. Sample locally produced coffees and wines along with homemade cheeses, jams and much more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from all vacation accommodations in and around Cairns.
Small group
Limited to 2 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Atherton Tablelands and discover the tropical food bowl of the north
  • Eat and drink all day from tropical fruits to homemade chocolates, cheese and coffee
  • Depart from Cairns and embark on a boutique wine and food tasting adventure
  • Encounter native Australian wildlife and friendly farm animals
  • Enjoy a wine, cheese, coffee, chocolate, and fruit tasting included
Full description

STOP 1 Journey to the Atherton Tablelands which is located 1 hour’s drive from the city via the scenic Gillies Highway. Discover a cool highlands where you will sample a delicious breakfast of local produce and enjoy a special coffee or local tea at an 80-year old lakeside tea house over looking Lake Barrine crater lake surrounded by lush rainforest. STOP 2 Next, visit Nerada Tea Plantation 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, overlook 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!

STOP 3

Enjoy lunch.

The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. Take a wander down to see them in their magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavored 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 boutique beer, Dragon Fruit cider, Lemon Myrtle tea, and finish with a wine tasting of the Murdering Point tropical fruit wine range.

STOP 4

Arrive at Gallo Dairyland, a working dairy farm where we sample their hand-crafted chocolates and an opportunity to buy their cheeses.

STOP 5

The Humpy is the best place to go for freshly harvested produce straight from the growers.

Marvel at the array of vegetables, tropical fruits, and hundreds of varieties of nuts, dried fruits, and locally produced jams and sauces. Enjoy some seasonal fruits and different hot peanuts and macadamia nuts, and get some time to browse to make any purchases.

STOP 6 Continue to the Mount Uncle distillery to taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits. Wander around the stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations and meet the friendly animals.

STOP 7 Move on to the Jacques Family coffee plantation and get an insight into the finer details of coffee, from the tree to the cup, Stroll through the coffee bushes and gardens, and end with a cup of Jacques coffee made just as you like it and served with homemade scones with jam and cream and sample some coffee liqueurs.

Alternate stop: Rainforestation for local coffee and tea with fresh damper, Davidson plum jam, and cream.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Cairns (if option selected)
  • Food tasting at each venue
  • Lunch and beverages (alcoholic and soft drinks)
  • Live commentary
  • Additional purchases of any goodies sampled
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is an adults only tour
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for
  • This tour requires a minimum number of 4 passengers to operate, if this number is not met the tour may be canceled or rescheduled
  •  Gluten free lunch and lactose free cheese available on request
  • There no pressure to buy anything at any stop
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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What a super enjoyable tour. Our tour guide Chris was so full of knowledge of what we were to expect at each destination and also pointing out places of interest along the way. The good was great too. On the way home we had a sing a long. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

November 12, 2022

We were picked up on time from our hotel and immediately put at ease by Brett introducing us to everyone on the bus. We were taken to places a little off the beaten track so to speak which was great as we learned a bit of local history and the places we were taken to were just magical! The food and wine were local and delicious and we learned so much about them. The views were spectacular. Varied venues, no lack of food and we met a great group of people. No pressure to purchase anything. This is a full day excursion, bring your hat and sunnies and comfortable shoes. We highly recommend this tour. Brett the guide is so knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing it with us. We appreciated his passion for the region.

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January 12, 2021

The best day ever!

What an amazing day out with Brett in one of the most beautiful parts of the world! Brett's local knowledge was second to none and his sense of humour even better. We tasted many local delights and visited some of the best local providers of fine fair Far North Quessland has to offer. Thanks Brett for a wonderful day. Ange Manocchio - Perth

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October 6, 2018

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