Explore the Atherton Tablelands from Cairns, see the contrasting landscape and taste local North Queensland products at carefully selected venues including tropical fruits, local jams, organic wines, small batch spirits, high-altitude Tablelands coffee, dairy produce and craft beer on this boutique, guided private Cairns foodie tour.
Discover the flavors of the Far North Queensland region on a full day Cairns Tablelands food & drink tour.
Taste native Australian fruits
Our private Cairns food tour features new and unique local businesses in Far North Queensland. Start the day with a visit to a local fruit orchard. Learn about and taste the fruit grown on the property and hear the story of why the owners have chosen to grow native rainforest species. Enjoy a light morning tea while sampling some of the products.
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 Mountain 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 high-altitude 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, Macalister 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.
Enjoy a private Cairns Tablelands Tasting Experience
Prices are based on a private experience.
Cairns Tablelands Tasting Tour
- Children 12-17 y.o. @ 20% less
- Departs Cairns approx. 07:30/ Return approx. 18:30
- Private, intimate experience, maximum 12 persons
- Tours run on request, on a private basis only
- Bigger groups, private functions and special events available on request
- Visit to six unique venues in the Cairns Tablelands
- Lunch at Mungalli Dairy Cafe incl. Biodynamic & Organic Dairy products
- Wine, spirit, fruit, dairy products, coffee and beer tasting included
- Light morning tea
- 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 72-hour Cancellation Policy applies.