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Our most recommended Queensland Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

1. Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

Enjoy a panoramic morning ride with an expert crew, before toasting a glass of bubbly at breakfast and touring a vineyard. Start your morning with pickup in an air-conditioned bus from select Gold Coast hotels and head out to the launch site. Watch the impressive balloon inflate and snap some photos before taking flight. Take in panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline, hinterland, and surrounding mountain ranges. Once you gently touch back down, have a laugh with pack-up games before a short drive to the vineyard for a champagne breakfast on the veranda of the grand homestead. Toast a glass of bubbly and enjoy a delicious feast. Take some time afterwards to explore the vineyard and taste some other wines. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off, or opt to be dropped off at the theme park.

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From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

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 some tropical fruit skewers and enjoy a special coffee or local tea at an 80-year old lakeside teahouse. Arrive in the historic village of Atherton for a tasting and shopping treat at “The Humpy,” 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. Continue to the Mount Uncle distillery to taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits, and sample their new boutique beer before a delicious lunch of local produce with more beer or a glass of wine. Wander around the stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations and meet the friendly animals. Venture down a secret bush track to De Bruey's Boutique Wines on a mango orchard between the peaks of the Great Dividing Range. Learn how they make high quality wines from tropical fruits and sample 15 different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and ports! Move on to the Jacques Family coffee plantation and get an insight into the finer details of coffee, from the tree to the cup, in the air-conditioned theater. 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. Head to The Rainforest Retreat to watch the sun go down as you sip some Queensland wines and beers or dip your toes in a beautiful mountain stream before heading back to Cairns.

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Tamborine Mountain: Half-Day Local Winery Tour with Lunch

3. Tamborine Mountain: Half-Day Local Winery Tour with Lunch

Taste a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries on a guided tour. Get picked up from your hotel at around 10 AM. Admire the stunning mountain views as you are driven to your first stop: Hampton Estate Winery. Sample a variety of wines at the cellar door and learn about the winery's fascinating history. Then, climb back in the van and listen to your guide as they share their knowledge of the sights, sounds, and history of Tamborine Mountain. Next, stop at Witches Falls Winery, where you can sample a selection of locally made cheese along with your wine. Finally, visit Cedar Creek Estate Winery and its organic vineyard for another guided tasting. As part of the tour, indulge in a two-course lunch. Sample some of the best food this region has to offer. Along the route, stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the fresh mountain air. Choose to be dropped back at your hotel, the Fortitude Brewery, or the Gallery Walk.

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Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

4. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from your home or holiday accommodation at approximately 09:00. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. You will visit 4 award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery. Each venue will conduct guided private tastings for the group, which will allow you to try between 6 -10 varieties at each venue. You are welcome to switch one of the wineries for a brewery on the day if you feel like finishing the tour with some beer.  A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountains top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also inclusive and available on the bus. The Vino Bus’s entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure you have an extremely fun and unforgettable experience, while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you’ve made, and then at 16:30 you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

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From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

5. From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

You will thoroughly enjoy and remember Port Douglas. This unique food and wine experience from Port Douglas will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Be taken through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforests to stunning ochre savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil allows farmers to grow many diverse crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more which you will learn about once you taste your way around the regions 'food bowl.' Sit back and relax, take in the beautiful views as you take in a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland. Choose the self-drive option if you'd like to follow the tour in your own vehicle. Use the provided CB radio to listen to the guides' fascinating commentary. Stop 1: Rainforestation Nature Park Your first stop will be Rainforestation Nature Park. Here, enjoy a beautiful tropical breakfast including seasonal fruits, organic jams, damper with local coffee and tea. Stop 2: De'bruey's Boutique Tropical Winery Head up the Kuranda Range to De Bruey's Boutique Wines located near Mareeba on a 15 hectare 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 deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and ports whilst overlooking the beautiful surrounding of gum trees waterfall, terraces and lake. Stop 3: Skybury Coffee and Papaya Plantation Next, be whisked away to the Skybury Coffee and Papaya Plantation. Learn about the nuances of coffee. Then, feast on a delicious lunch of local produce, topped off with desert. Sip on a nice cup of coffee. Stop 4: Gallo Dairyland Head towards the historic village of Atherton. Driving through this thriving hub a patchwork of amazing farmland and rolling green hills will appear before you. You are on your way to a fully operational dairy farm spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil with a gourmet cheese factory. Here, taste a selection of their delicious cheeses whilst gazing out over the picturesque landscape. Meet some friendly animals before heading back to Mareeba through a variety of diverse crops. Stop 5: Platypus Hut - Queensland wines and beers And if that is not enough, head across the savannah 'Outback,' past giant termite mounds and classic red dirt to a unique 160 acre private property. Here, you can soak up the stunning rainforest and pristine environment which is a sanctuary for bird and animal species. Watch out for a passing kangaroo and head down to 'the Platypus Hut' where you can sit in this tranquil setting as the sun goes down and watch for dive-bombing kingfishers and the elusive platypus (or dip your toes into the most beautiful mountain stream whilst tasting some Queensland wines and beer and homemade Tableland dips. Then, head down the Julatten range and be dropped back to your accommodation at 17:30.

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From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

6. From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Start the tour with pickup from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Travel with your expert guide to some of South East Queensland’s best local wineries for guided tastings of award-winning wines. After the tastings, enjoy a gourmet 2-course winery lunch at a beautiful location in the mountains. If the schedule allows, stop to sample locally made liqueurs, spirits, cheese and fudge.

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The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

7. The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

Experience the endless picturesque views from the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mount Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to sample a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries as you wind through the valleys.  You will be picked up from your hotel and your knowledgeable guide will take you through the valley. You will make a number of stops at family-run wineries where you can try guided tastings of multiple varieties of wine. The tour also includes a stopover at the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, where you will be invited to sample a selection of their world famous liquors. The tour also includes a sumptuous two-course lunch in the beautiful setting of a winery. Snacks and water will be provided on-board, as well as, a stop to indulge your cheese cravings at the Witches Cheese factory. Afterward, if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs. 

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Tamborine Mountain: Wine Tasting Tour with 2-Course Lunch

8. Tamborine Mountain: Wine Tasting Tour with 2-Course Lunch

Taste the best Australian wines on this tour. Besides tasting wine, you will visit four wineries in Brisbane, learn how to make wine, and indulge in a tasty 2-course lunch. Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation. Sit back and enjoy the ride to Tamborine Mountain. Enjoy the drive and marvel at the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit four award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery. At each venue, you will get to try between 6-10 varieties. You can switch one of the wineries for a brewery on the day if you feel like finishing the tour with some beer.  Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also inclusive and available on the bus.Visit the Witches Chase Cheese, a cheese lover's dream. Tickle your taste buds with a fun cheese-tasting experience that you won't forget. Afterward, you will be dropped off at your accommodation with memories you won't forget.

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From Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride & Winery Tour Full-Day

9. From Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride & Winery Tour Full-Day

A spectacular balloon inflation is just the start of this exciting experience. To begin, you'll meet your friendly and fun crew, before floating up to watch the sunrise over the rolling hills of the majestic Gold Coast hinterland. Enjoy sweeping views of Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park. To the east, see the shimmering tall towers of the Gold Coast skyline The Hinterland is a specially chosen location that provides the opportunity to fly higher than coastal flights. More stable and reliable weather conditions mean many more flying days per year. To top your special morning off, relax with a glass of crisp, cold sparkling bubbles and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in the charming ambiance of O'Reilly's Vineyard's historic Grand Homestead with its high ceilings and wide relaxing verandahs. Stroll through the grounds and the tranquil setting or enjoy a visit and complimentary tastings at the cellar door all included as part of your tour. After breakfast, you will join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the wine country. You’ll visit four charming boutique wineries and get to indulge in lunch at of them. Listen to stories and learn about local history, culture, and winemaking. Discover and savor new experiences while tasting some of the region’s most celebrated wines.

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Sunshine Coast: Scenic Food and Wine Tour with Tastings

10. Sunshine Coast: Scenic Food and Wine Tour with Tastings

This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast with some of the region’s finest local produce. After being collected from your coastal accommodation, you will head inland towards the lush subtropical hinterland. The first stop of the day is a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, then onto the dairy town of Maleny where you will sample a selection of local and international cheese at Maleny Food Co. From Maleny, you will head to The Barrel, an iconic destination, shaped like a giant wine barrel on the grounds of Clouds Vineyard Maleny. There, you will enjoy a flight of wine, before heading to the quaint hinterland village of Montville via a scenic lookout. Once in Montville, enjoy free time to peruse in the shops and boutiques, pick up local hand-crafted items and breathe in the fresh mountain air. You will also visit Chocolate Country where you will receive a luxury handmade sampler box of chocolates (one per couple), before making the scenic return trip down the range via another stunning scenic lookout, back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Queensland

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Great experience from the start. Pete introduced himself and we took off. First stop farm tour with sugar cane drink & chocolate. He shared great stories & kept us very entertained. After a quick farm shop we headed to a Barra farm. Fed the fish & had some amazing sashimi prepared by Pete. Then off to the Shannonvale winery where we tasted delicious wines & Pete cooked the rest of the Barra for our lunch. Ended with Daintree ice cream. Amazing! Highly recommend this trip. Great value and wonderful to support local tourism during Covid. Just do it!

A brilliant well organized morning out in the balloon. Everyone was so professional and helpful and safety instructions clear and explained well. Our pilot Dhawal was so good and answered all questions with professionalism and calm. Never once felt nervous. Perfect landing. The breakfast was well organized and food excellent. Freshly cooked and well served. Would thoroughly recommend!

Was great to have Dale, a local guide with heaps of historical knowledge of the areas we visited and able to tell how the place names came to be called. The food was amazing found the wineries a bit underwhelming. Very well organised and time at each place was just right ✅.

Excellent day good choice of wineries, Brad kept us all on track.

Fantastic experience, great food and loved the local produce