ON OUR BUS
(limited numbers due to
Covid safe practices)
Effective 1 April 2022
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 Port Douglas you will thoroughly enjoy and remember.
This boutique food and wine experience from Port Douglas will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has
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.'
Your visit contributes to their survival and benefits the local community.
No pressure at any time to buy, your visit alone makes a difference.
We encourage you on your return home to seek out your own local producers and support your local community.
Take in the beautiful views as we take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland.
Stop 1 : RAINFORESTATION NATURE PARK
Our first stop is Rainforestation Nature Park amidst the Kuranda rainforest, a local family owned business that gives us an exclusive opportunity for breakfast.
Set on the balcony of their Tree House restaurant we enjoy a delicious breakfast of Tropical fruits (seasonal) Mungali yoghurt and Wattle seed damper, a selection of tropical jams and local tea and coffee.
Rainforestation has a huge commitment to Ecotourism and implements the following practices in their park.
- Plastic straws are banned from the restaurant
- They recycle water through a bio-cycle system that handles up to 12.500 litres per day
- The filtration of water into an advanced secondary treatment irrigates the Rainforestation, Butterfly Sanctuary and a plantation area to develop the rainforest
- The vermiculture worm farm breaks down kitchen waste which gets recycled back into the garden
- The leftover koala leaf is recycled and mulched for our gardens
- They save water usage where they can – the water tabs turn off automatically, and they have implemented vertical drainpipes from restaurant gutters to water hanging baskets
- An oil separator is used to separate oil from water each time the workshop floor is washed – this procedure ensures that only water passes through the drains and the oil is stored in separate drums for collection and recycling
- They reduce waste where they can and have implemented 231 solar power panels, which monitors the amount of CO2 avoided.
- Tree planting is an ongoing program embarked upon by schools, corporate and community groups worldwide. The tree-planting program is supported by a local nursery supplying the seedlings
Stop 2 : DEBRUEY’S Boutique Tropical Winery
We then head up the Kuranda Range to De Bruey's Boutique Tropical 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.
Here we sip deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports at the cellar door.
STOP 3: THE HUMPY NUT WORLD
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.
Stop 4 : Australian Platypus Park
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 wander 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 our tour.) Time to purchase some of the smoked products and sauces.
Stop 5 : GALLO DAIRYLAND
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 will have a selection of their delicious cheeses and 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. .
Stop 6 : MT UNCLE Distillery
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.
Founded in 2002, Mount Uncle Distillery was one of the first distilleries to embrace native botanicals in its gin recipe. Founder Mark Watkins discovered an early gin recipe used by local settlers and set himself the challenge of replacing the traditional ingredients with native.
Stop 7: PLATYPUS HUT
And if that is not enough, we head across the savannah 'Outback', past giant termite mounds & 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 & animal species. Watch out for a passing Kangaroo and head down to 'The Platypus Hut' where you can sit in a tranquil setting as the sun goes down, watch for dive bombing Kingfishers & the elusive Platypus (or dip your toes into the most beautiful mountain stream) whilst tasting some Queensland wines & beer.
- Adults only, children under 12 not catered for.
- Lunch and all wine, cheese, coffee, chocolate “TASTING” included.
- Gluten free or vegetarian lunch and lactose free cheese available on request.
- Bring money for additional purchases of souvenirs, wine, chocolates, coffee.
- Platypus viewing not guaranteed.
- Due to Covid-19, season changes and weather conditions some stops may be subject to
change at the last minute without notice.
ON OUR BUS
Covid safe practices)
Effective 1 April 2022
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.
Effective 1 April 2022
TAG-A-LONG FAMILY - 2 Adults, 2 Children 12 - 18 Years $500.00
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for a FULL refund due to any COVID related illness or border closures.
Any bookings cancelled within 24 hours, a refund will only be considered on receipt of a medical certificate.
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for a full refund,
if cancelled in 24 hours prior to departure a 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 2022.
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