Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures
Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures is a delicious and fantastic Food and Wine tasting tour showcasing the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. A Foodie tour from Cairns and Northern Beaches you will thoroughly enjoy and remember. Visiting 8 unique sites with a maximum of 12 passengers you will sample wines, spirits, cheeses, coffee, Crocodile, Kangaroo, Yabby's Rainforest condiments, chocolates, Tropical fruits, nuts and much more.
Sit back and relax, take in the beautiful views of contrasting landscapes as we take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland.
We invite you to ‘Taste the BEST of Queensland’ with us!!
STOP 1: Sunset Ridge Farm
Our first stop of the day is Sunset Ridge Farm (Private Property EXCLUSIVE to our tour) it is a family owned and run business with a passion for all things Australian, especially native plants and fruits. The farm is situated on the top of the mountain range over looking green rolling hills, lush rainforest and overlooks a large part of the Tablelands with magnificent views.
They grow several different varieties of native fruits, the main two being, Davidson Plum and Lemon Aspen Both these natives are indigenous to the rainforests of North Queensland. Here we get to taste a 3 course breakfast made from all these fruits and you can purchase some of their delicious Davidson plum jams and Marsh mallows unique to this region.
STOP 2: Rainforest Bounty Next stop we are heading to the scenic outskirts of the Historic rural town of Malanda to a private property to taste Gallo Cheeses with their signature condiments utilising locally grown Davidson (Ooray) plum, lemon aspen (rainforest citrus), lillypilly (rainforest berries) and rainforest (Boonjie) tamarind in traditional artisanal recipes infused with the unique qualities of Indigenous Australian rainforest fruits. We also get to taste a native fruit cocktail and sip Queensland red or white wine whilst overlooking the delightful Johnston River from their River Pavilion. (Keep a look out for the Tree Kangaroos, possums and snakes!!)
STOP 3: The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes
The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. These wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. We take a wonder down to see them in this magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavoured handcrafted smoked products, combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spices. These tasty treats are all produced in-house using only the freshest quality ingredients and include Crocodile, Red Claw (Yabby) and Kangaroo with fresh local salads topped off with a ‘Tarzali Lakes’ boutique beer and time to purchase some of the smoked products and sauces.
Stop 4 : Gallo Dairyland
We now head towards the historic village of Atherton, we are on our way to a fully operational dairy farm spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil with beautiful 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 farm animals before heading through a variety of diverse crops.
Stop 5: The Humpy Next we have a tasting and shopping treat we stop at ‘The Humpy’, the best place to go to for freshly harvested Atherton Tablelands produce straight from the growers. From vegetables to tropical fruits and hundreds of different varieties of nuts, dried fruits locally produced jams and sauces. Here we get to taste some seasonal Tropical fruits and many different flavours of hot local peanuts and macadamia nuts. We leave you time to browse this amazing and quirky grocery store so you can purchase goodies for the rest of your stay.
Stop 4: Mount Uncle Distillery
We then head down our secret bush track and arrive at Mount Uncle distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery and distiller of the YEAR. Here we taste some of their award winning liqueurs and spirits, including Whiskey enjoyed by Chinese Celebrities.
Then take a wander round this stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations, with beautiful gardens and friendly animals
Stop 5: De brueys Boutique Tropical Winery. A short 10 minutes and we arrive at 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 13 deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports whilst overlooking the beautiful surrounds of gum trees waterfall, terraces and lake
Stop 7: Jaques Family Coffee Plantation
Our First stop is 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 flavour unique only
to the remarkable location. We stroll through the coffee bushes and gardens and
enjoy a delicious cup of Jaques coffee made 'just as you like it’ with homemade scones with local jam and cream.
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Why will you love it?
9 Hour tour year round Departs Port Douglas Northern Beaches and Cairns
FEATURING THE TROPICAL ‘DELIGHTS’ OF THE ATHERTON TABLELANDS
Wines, Spirits, Beers, Cheeses, Coffee, Chocolates, Nuts & Tropical Fruits and more
A delicious and fantastic Food and Wine tasting adventure showcasing the spectacular Atherton Tablelands. A Foodie tour you will thoroughly enjoy and remember.
This boutique food and wine experience 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 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.'
What will you learn?
What will you get?
Gourmet Food & Wine Tour Package – 8 Courses & More!
‘Taste the BEST of Queensland’
Entertaining and fascinating commentary by experienced guide to teach you all about the wonderful tasty produce and history of the Tablelands
· Free Cairns Hotel pick up (inc Northern Beaches)
· Amazing and diverse scenery from Rainforest, stunning ochre savannah and lush dairy country and dramatic Look outs.
· Private property access
· Tropical breakfast at Sunset Ridge Private Farm with incredible views of the rolling hills of the Tablelands.
· Stunning riverside location for Cheese Platter & Rainforest condiments with glass of wine or 2!
· Australian Platypus park for Platypus viewing followed by lunch of Atherton Red Claw, Kangaroo skewers, Chorizo Crocodile sausage rolls, smoked chicken, smoked fish Dragon fruit cider, Platypus beer and lemon myrtle tea.
· Gallo Dairyland for exquisite handmade chocolate tasting
· Stop at local market for Tropical fruits & Macadamia nut tasting and opportunity to buy freshly harvested local Tableland produce
· Mount Uncle distillery tasting award winning spirits
Try 13 Tropical wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and ports overlooking the beautiful surrounds
· Sip a local grown coffee at Jaques Plantation
· Scones with local jam and Mungali dollop cream
· Drop off at Hotel
What do you need to know?
Please contact Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures to book into a specific date.
This tour departs from Cairns and the Northern Beaches.