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.
Stop 1 –tjapukai aboriginal cultural centre
Our first stop of the day is at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre where we enjoy a breakfast of Tropical and Indigenous fruits with some warm damper and unique jams with coffee tea.
Stop 2: Jaques Family Coffee Plantation
Next stop is to Jaques Family coffee plantation where you will learn the finer details of coffee from the tree to the cup – The plantation is 3rd generation; with 85,000 Arabica Coffee trees growing. Due to the remarkable location with its rich soils, the beans produce a smooth and vibrant flavour. Stroll through the coffee bushes and gardens and finish with a taste of their coffee beans with a delicious cup of Jaques coffee.
Stop 3: Mount Uncle Distillery
Down the road, we arrive at Mount Uncle distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery and Australias Number 1. Here we stop for a delicious fresh lunch of local produce followed by a tasting at the distillery of some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits. Feel free to explore the property’s gardens nestled in coffee and banana plantations and spot some friendly animals.
STOP 4 Gallo Dairyland
We now head towards the historic village of Atherton. An amazing hub of patchworked farmland and rolling green hills. Enjoy tasting a selection of delicious cheeses from this fully operational dairy farm and cheese factory. The farm is spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil, which makes for the perfect backdrop to your tasting.
STOP 5 ‘THE HUMPY’
For a tasting and shopping treat, we stop at ‘The Humpy’, the best place to go to for freshly harvested Atherton Tablelands. Selling a range of vegetables, tropical fruits, hundreds of different varieties of nuts, dried fruits locally produced jams, sauces and organic and gluten-free produce straight from the growers. Here you will get to enjoy a taste test if sine if the seasonal fruits, hot local peanuts and macadamia nuts.
STOP 6 Golden Drop Winery
We now head to the first commercial Mango Winery in Far North Queensland to produce Mango wines, Mango Port, Sparkling Mango wine and fortified Liqueur style Citrus Cellos which come in Mandarin, Lemon, Lime and Dragon Fruit. We drive through Golden drop winery’s immaculately kept Mango orchards and into the tasting room where you get to try all 11 drinks of the range and some of the Daintree Ice cream companies famous Mango Sorbet to freshen the palate before we head off to the last stop of the day!!
Stop 7 Platypus Hut - Queensland wines and beers
We 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. Head down to 'The Platypus Hut' and watch for native wildlife such as Kangaroos, Kingfishers and platypus. Also enjoy a tasting of Queensland wines, beers and homemade Macadamia nut butter.
We then head down the Julatten range and I will drop you back to your accommodation at 5.30pm.
Port Douglas (Port Douglas)