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 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.
We will take you through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforest, crops, dairyland 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.'
Sit back and relax, take in the beautiful views as we take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland. (time permitting we will also stop to buy incredible fresh produce along the way)
Stop 1 : Tjapukai
Our first stop is Tjapukai (which means 'Rainforest') Aboriginal Cultural Park where we cross a bridge over their lake to feed the native turtles as we head to our exclusive setting. Here we enjoy freshly baked damper and indigenous jams with macadamia nut butter and a glorious platter of exotic tropical fruits (depending on what's in season) and well known favourites whilst listening to the Aboriginal Dance music in the distance.
Stop 2 : De Bruey's Boutique Winery
We then head up the Kuranda Range 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 deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports whilst overlooking the beautiful surrounds of gum trees waterfall, terraces and lake.
Stop 3 : Mount Uncle Distillery
10 minutes down the road we arrive at Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery. Here we stop for a delicious fresh lunch of local produce then off to the distillery to 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 some friendly animals.
Stop 4 : 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 can buy the delicious cheeses that we 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.
Stop 5 : Jaques or Skybury Coffee Plantation
Next stop Jaques or Skybury Coffee Plantation. Both grow and roast Australian Arabica Coffee beans in the rich soils of the Tablelands.
Relax and enjoy the remarkable locations whilst learning the insight of the finer details of coffee from tree to cup and enjoying a delicious cup made ’just as you like it’
Stop 6 : Platypus Hut - QLD Wines & Beer
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 and homemade Tableland dips.
Journey into dreamtime legend and discover the magic of Australia's ancient indigenous culture by night Enjoy a cultural evening of entertainment and tastes of the Tropical North - award winning!
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