CAIRNS TABLELANDS

Tasting Tour

Explore the Cairns Highlands, see the contrasting landscape and taste native, tropical fruits, organic wines, small batch spirits, high-altitude Tablelands coffee, dairy produce and craft beer on this boutique, guided foodie tour.

Cairns Tablelands Tasting Tour

Discover the flavors of the Far North Queensland region on a full day Cairns Tablelands tasting tour.

Taste native Australian fruits

Our boutique Cairns foodie tour features new and unique local businesses in Far North Queensland. First up it is an exclusive visit to a local fruit orchard. Learn about and taste the native fruit, listen to the history of the first settlers, how they lived with the local indigenous community and hear the story of why the owners have chosen to grow native rainforest species. The drive in is an adventure itself as we travel off-road into the valley, surrounded by lush rainforest. 

Enjoy lunch at a Biodynamic Organic Farm

After morning tea and tasting of the fruits, locally produced wine and possibly some kombucha we make our way a short distance to Mungalli Dairy Cafe for lunch and an introduction to Mungalli’s biodynamic and organic dairy products. Enjoy a tasting platter and lunch with a view of the Tablelands and Queensland’s highest mountain, Mt. Bartle Frere. 

Try Australia’s highest altitude coffee

Crater Lakes Coffee is the highest coffee plantation in Australia and the next stop on our Cairns Tablelands tasting tour. Meet Lucy, the owner and passionate coffee grower. Hear about Lucy’s story, see the coffee plantation and try a sample of her Tablelands coffee.

Visit a micro distillery and taste local whisky, gin, vodka and rum 

Once you get your organic coffee fix it is time to taste some amazing North Queensland gin, vodka, whisky and rum at Mt. Uncle Distillery. Mt. Uncle Distillery is one of the region’s premier distilleries. Established in 2001 Mt. Uncle sources its ingredients from its own farm and other local Atherton Tablelands farmers to produce award-winning spirits and liqueurs.

Enjoy the views while sampling award-winning tropical wines

If the day has caught up to you and you need a nap, now is the time. Our next stop is De Brueys Boutique Winery, located just outside of Mareeba. As we drive to De Brueys enjoy the landscape of the Cairns Highlands and the passing small towns of the Atherton Tablelands. De Brueys is a boutique winery established in the late 90’s and produces tropical fruit wines, showcasing the local fruit grown in the Mareeba area.

Stop in at a brewery for a paddle of craft beer 

We are nearing the end of our Cairns Tablelands tasting tour, but the final stop is a special one. After a hard day of tasting amazing local products it is fair to say everyone has earned a beer, or two. Our final stop for the day is one of Cairns’ premier microbreweries, Macalisters Brewing Co. Established in 2017 Macalister’s Brewery is a hidden gem located in one of Cairns’ northern suburbs and is a favorite meeting place with locals. Enjoy a tasting paddle of Macalister’s finest craft beers overlooking the cane fields and, possibly, have a chat with the brewer himself.

Join our small group Cairns Tablelands Tasting Tour on a day of indulgence of local Far North Queensland food, wine, spirit, coffee, dairy produce and beers, showcasing and supporting the best local businesses. 

Cairns Tablelands Tasting Tour

$ 249

Price per person
Child 12-17 y.o. @ $215
Departs Cairns approx. 07:15/ Return approx. 18:30
Tours run subject to min. 2 persons
Small groups, maximum 10 persons
Tours run Fridays & Saturdays, other days on request
Groups, private tours and special events available

What's included?

  • Visit to six unique venues in the Cairns Tablelands
  • Lunch at Mungalli Dairy Cafe incl. Biodynamic & Organic Dairy products
  • Wine, spirit, fruit, dairy products and beer tasting included 
  • Light morning tea at Rainforest Heart
  • Transport
  • Hotel pick-ups/ drop-offs in the Cairns City area
  • Dedicated, knowledgeable local guide
  • Intimate small group experience 

Sometimes unexpected things happen, weather conditions, one of the venues is closed unexpectedly, the beers aren’t cold enough or one of the distillers happens to have a day off, so the above itinerary is subject to change. Should this be the case all effort will be made to suggest a suitable alternative. 

Strict 48-hour Cancellation Policy applies

Cairns Tablelands Tasting tour
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Small group, boutique Cairns tasting tour.
Supporting local businesses!