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
Stop 1: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
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 Jacques Family Coffee Plantation
Next stop is Jacques Family coffee plantation with 85,000 Arabica Coffee trees. Here we get an enchanting insight into the finer details of coffee from the tree to the cup. We stroll through the gardens and finish our stop with a delicious cup of Jacques coffee.
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 and irresistible Swiss style filled chocolates whilst gazing out over the picturesque landscape. Meet some friendly animals before heading back to Mareeba through a variety of diverse crops.
Stop 5: The Humpy
We now head to 'The Humpy' the best place to go for freshly harvested Atherton Tablelands produce straight from the growers.
Stop 6: Golden Drop Winery
Next stop Golden Drop Winery which was th first commercial Mango Winery in Far North Queensland to produce Mango Wines, Mango Port, Sparkling Mango wine and fortified Liqueur style Citus Cellos. We driver through their orchards and into a tasting room where you get to try all 11 of the range.
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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