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From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

1. From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Departing from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation, head south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine before walking through the rainforest. Keep your eyes out for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a private access platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a 90% chance of seeing the unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra. Then, your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins! Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ringtail possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Return to Cairns at around 10:00 PM and Northern Beaches at around 10:30 PM.

From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

2. From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a food and wine tour from Port Douglas and taste some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Be taken through various 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 region's food bowl.' Stop 1: Ice Creamery for full breakfast Make your way to the first stop at a family-owned Ice creamery in Emerald Creek. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of seasonal tropical fruits, pike lets, syrup, and homemade strawberry and blueberry jam. Taste 2 scoops of homemade ice cream and sorbet from the creamery as well. Stop 2: Jaques Family Coffee Plantation Enjoy a visit to a working coffee plantation all run on solar energy. Here we will watch a fascinating video on how the coffee beans are processed from tree to cup and taste some coffee liqueurs made from their beans. Stop 3: The Humpy The best place to go to for freshly harvested Atherton Tablelands produced straight from the growers. From vegetables to tropical fruits and hundreds of different varieties of nuts, dried fruits, locally made jams, and sauces. Taste some seasonal fruits and many different flavors of hot local peanuts and macadamia nuts. Stop 4: Gourmet Lunch at The Australian Platypus Park The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. Take a wander down to see them in their magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavored 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, Dragon Fruit cider, or Lemon Myrtle tea. Then enjoy Tropical fruit wine and liqueur tasting. Stop 5: Gallo Dairyland 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 and homemade chocolates whilst gazing out over the picturesque landscape. Stop 6: Mt. Uncle Distillery Just down the road, arrive at Australian Distiller of the year 2017, Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland’s first distillery. Here you can taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits. Stop 7: Platypus Hut - Queensland wines and beers A unique 160-acre private property. 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 while tasting some Queensland wines and beer. Then, head down the Julatten range and be dropped back to your accommodation.

From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

STOP 1 Journey to the Atherton Tablelands which is located 1 hour’s drive from the city via the scenic Gillies Highway. Discover a cool highlands where you will sample a delicious breakfast of local produce and enjoy a special coffee or local tea at an 80-year old lakeside tea house over looking Lake Barrine crater lake surrounded by lush rainforest. STOP 2 Private property of Rainforest Bounty, taste their unique products all made with local tropical Indigenous fruits over looking the Johnstone River. Keep your eyes peeled as you might just spot one of the resident Tree Kangaroos, too! STOP 3Enjoy Gourmet lunch. The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. Take a wander down to see them in their magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavored 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 boutique beer, Dragon Fruit cider, Lemon Myrtle tea, and finish with a wine tasting of the Murdering Point tropical fruit wine range. STOP 4Arrive at Mungalli Creek Dairy, a working biodynamic dairy farm where we sample a selection of their cheeses and creamy ice cream with beautiful views. STOP 5The Humpy is the best place to go for freshly harvested produce straight from the growers. Marvel at the array of vegetables, tropical fruits, and hundreds of varieties of nuts, dried fruits, and locally produced jams and sauces. Enjoy some seasonal fruits and different hot peanuts and macadamia nuts, and get some time to browse to make any purchases. STOP 6 Continue to the Mount Uncle distillery to taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits. Wander around the stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations and meet the friendly animals. STOP 7 Move on to the Jacques Family coffee plantation and get an insight into the finer details of coffee, from the tree to the cup, Stroll through the coffee bushes and gardens, and end with a coffee tasting platter with coffee liqueurs served with homemade scones with jam and cream.

Cairns: Shore Excursion Food and Wine Trail Tour

4. Cairns: Shore Excursion Food and Wine Trail Tour

Some of Tablelands' best farm gate produce and cellar door tastings ## Duration Approx 7 hrs ## About Our Shore Excursion tour lets you experience a shortened version of our Full Day Food & Wine Tour. Discover for yourself why The Atherton Tablelands is renowned for its amazing fresh produce.  This tour introduces you to the regions wines, and spirits as well as chocolate products and more. A food lovers adventure! We visit 4 venues from the list below: Gallo’s Dairyland (closed Monday & Tuesday) Billy Cart Brewery (closed Monday's) Shaylee Strawberry Farm (closed Monday & Tuesday) Mt. Uncle Distillery Coffee Works Golden Drop Mango Winery Wolf Lane Gin Distillery (if open) Hemingway’s Brewery This tour runs on cruise dates only. Please let us know if your cruise ship requires us back before 4 pm. ## Rates **Adult:** $199 (Ages 15 and over) **Child:** $ 99 (Ages 3-14 yrs old) **Private Charter - Adult:** $595 **Private Charter - Child:** $385 ## Additional Information The maximum number of passengers on a tour is 4 Adults but larger groups can be arranged. Tour departs between 08:00-09:00am and returns at 4:00-5:00pm. We highly recommend **TRAVEL INSURANCE** as from time to time the captain may cancel the cruise ship from coming in due to severe weather. In this event, due to the expenses involved in preparing for the cruise ship tours, we do NOT offer a refund if tour is cancelled within 24 hours of travel. Please compare travel insurance policies as some will cover cancellation costs due to severe weather, while others may not, also please check the excess. If you purchase the Cruise Ship company's travel insurance, they will NOT cover external tours.

Tablelands Food and Wine Tour

5. Tablelands Food and Wine Tour

#This tour introduces you to the Cairns and Hinterland food and wine region where you will taste wines and spirits as well as coffee products, chocolate, cheese and more. A food lovers adventure! ## Duration 9 hrs ## About Our day tour lets you discover for yourself why The Atherton Tablelands is renowned for its amazing fresh produce.  This tour introduces you to the regions wines, and spirits as well as cheese, chocolate products, tea and more.  A food lovers adventure! Price includes: - Entrance Fees - Wine Tasting - Gin, Rum & Liqueur Tasting - Cheese Platter - Light Lunch - Private tour of 2-4 Places visited: Lake Eacham Gallos Dairyland (Wed-Sun) ☀️ Billy Cart Brewery (closed Monday's) Mt Uncle Distillery Coffee Works Golden Drop Mango Winery Hemingway's Brewery If venues are closed, we will endeavour to replace with other venues/activities such as Shaylee Strawberry Farm and Millaa Millaa Falls. Pick up from Port Douglas will incur an additional fee of $50pp Cancellation fees are incurred if cancelled. Please read our cancellation terms. If cancellation occurs due to COVID-19 and border closures, a full refund will be given but proof of residence will be required. In order to waive all cancellation fees outside of Covid and receive a full refund even when cancelling up to 24 hours prior to departure, we highly recommend TRAVEL INSURANCE as from time to time unexpected things do happen to disrupt your holiday.

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What people are saying about Atherton Tablelands

My husband and I contemplated about spending big dollars to go on day tours while in Port Douglas..instead of driving around ourselves. Well it was well worth every cent! We sat back and relaxed while being taken to unexpected places, some that were only accessible by the tour companies best decision ever, we went on three while visiting Port Douglas. Chris 1 on our Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting one was the best.

What a super enjoyable tour. Our tour guide Chris was so full of knowledge of what we were to expect at each destination and also pointing out places of interest along the way. The good was great too. On the way home we had a sing a long. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

This tour is highly recommended !! Paul is a great guide as he really knows how to see all the animals! It was a great and unforgettable experience!!!

Paul was an excellent and knowledgable guide. Got to see a lot of wildlife and had a great time.

The guide was excellent. It is an experience that I recommend to anyone visiting Cairns.