Outback Tasting Tour From Port Douglas
A Foodie tour from Port Douglas you will thoroughly enjoy and remember. Brett offers a food and wine tasting adventure showcasing the spectacular Atherton Tablelands.
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. We will take you through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforest, crops, dairyland 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.'
Take in the beautiful views as we take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through another gem of Far North Queensland. (time permitting we will also stop to buy incredible fresh produce along the way)
Stop 1 : Rainforestation Nature Park
Our first stop is Rainforestation Nature Park amidst the Kuranda rainforest, a local family owned business that gives us an exclusive opportunity for breakfast.
Set on the balcony of their Tree House restaurant we enjoy a delicious breakfast of Tropical fruits (seasonal) Mungali yoghurt and Wattle seed damper, a selection of tropical jams and local tea and coffee.
Stop 2 : De Bruey's Boutique Tropical Winery
We then head up the Kuranda Range to De Bruey's Boutique Tropical 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.
Here we sip deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs, cream liqueurs and Ports at the cellar door.
Stop 3 : Jaques or Skybury Coffee Plantation
Next stop Jaques or Skybury Coffee Plantation. Both grow and roast Australian Arabica Coffee beans in the rich soils of the Tablelands.
Relax and enjoy the remarkable locations whilst learning the insight of the finer details of coffee from tree to cup and enjoying a delicious cup made ’just as you like it’ and sample some more Award winning coffee liqueurs and spirits.
Stop 4 : 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 a delicious fresh lunch of local produce then off to the distillery to taste some of their award winning liqueurs and spirits, then take a wander round this stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations, with beautiful gardens and some friendly animals.
Stop 5 : 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 delicious 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 animals before heading back to Mareeba through a variety of diverse crops.
STOP 6: The Humpy
We now head through a patchwork of amazing farmland, diverse crops and rolling green hills for 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 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 7: Platypus Hut - QLD Wines & Beer
And if that is not enough, we head across the savannah 'Outback', past giant termite mounds & 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 & animal species. Watch out for a passing Kangaroo and head down to 'The Platypus Hut' where you can sit in a tranquil setting as the sun goes down, watch for dive bombing Kingfishers & the elusive Platypus (or dip your toes into the most beautiful mountain stream) whilst tasting some Queensland wines & beer, Macadamia nut butter and local bread.
We meet you the morning of the tour, you receive a CB radio to listen to the guide's fascinating commentary & your souvenir pass to join us for the day to enjoy our exclusive ‘Private Property” experiences & delicious food offerings, then we will head off on our adventure.
The tasting adventures tour was fantastic. The information from the bus driver was extremely informative and tastings delicious. Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures
Departs Port Douglas Daily