From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

From $142.22 per person

A delicious and fantastic food and wine tasting adventure showcasing the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. This is a foodie tour from Port Douglas you will thoroughly enjoy and remember.

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  • Explore the spectacular Atherton Tablelands - the tropical food bowl of the north
  • Eat and drink all day from exotic tropical fruits to homemade chocolates, cheese and coffee
  • Escape Port Douglas and taste spirits, beers, tropical fruit wines, liqueurs and ports
  • Sample gourmet cheeses, handcrafted chocolates and local fruits and peanuts
  • Relax in a private outback setting sipping wines and beers
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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: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Your first stop will be Tjapukai (which means 'Rainforest People') where you will cross a bridge over a lake to feed the native turtles as you head to your exclusive setting. Here, 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 favorites whilst listening to the aboriginal dance music in the distance. 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: Mount Uncle Distillery Ten minutes down the road, arrive at Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery. Here, 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 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: Jaques Coffee Plantation  Next stop will be to Jaques Family coffee plantation - the 3rd generation with 85,000 Arabica coffee trees growing in the rich soils they produce a smooth and vibrant flavor unique only to the remarkable location. Relax in the air-conditioned theatre to watch the fascinating history of the Jaques Family and also an enchanting insight into the finer details of coffee from the tree to the cup. Stroll through the gardens and finish your stop with a delicious cup of Jaques coffee made 'just as you like it.' Stop 6: 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.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your Port Douglas accommodation (if option selected)
  • Food tasting at each venue
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Additional purchases of goodies sampled
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please wait in your vehicle in the carpark of the Wildlife Habitat, please be there at 8.20am, the Outback Tasting bus will arrive and the guide will give you a handheld CB UHF radio to listen to the commentary and a souvenir windscreen decal as your pass for the day to enjoy all our exclusive private property and food offerings

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the itinerary is subject to slight changes
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4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

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It was a wonderful experience to travel out here and see the places we did in the time that we had. The people that we met were only to happy to share their gorgeous products and stories, the tasting experience was enjoyable and the information about the area shared by Brett was top notch! Brett engaged us in the process and made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the day as much as he was.

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November 21, 2020

Brett is an amazing tour guide! He has built this business based on recommendations from friends and family. The intimate settings and experiences were absolutely worth every dollar spent! I love how there was no pressure to purchase any products compared to other tours but i still spent my cash on local produce from family owned and operated aussie businesses

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August 26, 2019

The day was very enjoyable .Small group so personalised tour by the company driver and tour director. Information given as we travelled along really helpful to understand the history ,of the different locations.Also travelling to an area the Atherton Tablelands that I didn’t know produced local coffee,cheese, a variety of fruits etc that we actually ate.

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August 10, 2019

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