Get on the Food Trail! From coffee, tea, sugar and peanuts to tropical wines, macadamias, milk, cheese and chocolate, the Atherton Tableland's fertile land serves up some of the freshest produce in the country!
Visit Gallo's for gourmet dairy products, and hand crafted chocolates. There's also a Cafe/ Restaurant offering fresh farm baked and local products. Additionally, you can experience the displays of the process of cheese making through the viewing area. This fully functional dairy farm is located between Atherton, Yungaburra and Malanda.
Mungalli Creek Dairy
Located only 10 mins from Millaa Millaa, this is the region's only organic and biodynamic dairy. Visitors can peek through the viewing windows into the yoghurt and cheese making rooms. Enjoy their famous dairy products, cheesecakes, home made treats and regional gourmet produce at the "Out of the Whey Cafe". Free sampling daily from 10am - 4pm.
Situated in Mareeba, one hour from Cairns and Port Douglas. This is a combination of Coffee World Experience (the epic story of coffee), Cafe (relax and indulge), Gift Shop (for that perfect gift), Chocolate Shop (with over 50 flavours) and Boutique Roastery and Chocolaterie! There's also a small store in Cairns, for somewhere a little closer!
Jacques Coffee Plantation
Located in Mareeba, this 3rd generation coffee growing family has 85,000 Arabica Coffee trees on their plantation. There are coffee tours, adventure flights and even off-road Segway adventures to be had. Or, for something a little more relaxing: lunch (or just coffee) in the restuarant/ cafe.
Nerada Tea Plantation
A scenic two-hour trip from Cairns onto the Atherton Tablelands, and just 10 minutes from Malanda is located Australia's biggest Tea Plantation. See and learn all about how the tea is grown, harvested, cut, dried and processed. Then, enjoy refreshments in the Nerada Tea Room.
Golden Drop Mango Winery
Situated just outside Mareeba, this boutique winery (run by the Nastasi family) has a versatile range of still and sparkling white wines, with delicate fruity flavours, produced from the Kensington Red Mango grown on their mango plantation. Visit the winery in Biboohra, 10 minutes north of Mareeba to sample the range of wines. Open 7 days a week: 9am to 5:30pm.
Daintree Ice Cream Company
OK, so this delicious treat isn't on the Tablelands! It's located 14km north of the Daintree Ferry. Definitely worth a visit - the orchard is set on 22 acre property, with home grown fruit ice cream - tropical and fresh!
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