Small personalised tour featuring the tropical delights of the Atherton tablelands. Enjoy the sights of the Atherton tablelands while sampling wines, spirits, cheeses, coffee, chocolates, tropical fruits, ice cream, Indigenous damper, jams and to end a wonderful day Platypus viewing.
Departing Port Douglas Apartments at 9.00 am and returning 5.30 approximately
Your tour Includes
Our first stop is Tjapukai (which means ‘RainforestPeople’) 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 Tropical 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 lunch, a wander round this stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations, with beautiful gardens, friendly animals and a tasting of their award winning liqueurs and spirits at the distillery.
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 a gourmet cheese factory.
Here we will 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: Mareeba Coffee Works
Next stop is Coffee Works for a fascinating tour of ‘Coffee World’ which tells the epic story of coffee, with over 2000 exhibits. OR just sit back and relax on the verandah and sip and savour some of the very best locally grown coffees, teas, luscious liqueurs and dive into endless decadent chocolates created on site.
Stop 6 : Platypus Hut – Queensland wines and beers
And if that is not enough, we 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 & beer and homemade Tableland dips.
We then head down the Julatten range and I will drop you back to your accommodation at 5.30pm.
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