The rolling hills around Mareeba are covered in tropical fruit plantations, farms and wineries... it's no wonder that 'food tourism' has been such a growth industry over recent years. The area is now responsible for 90% of Australia's coffee production, and visitors can sample some of the local brews, including macadamia flavoured coffee, right on the plantation. Also, there are wineries that make wines and liqueurs from banana, coffee, mango, lychee, jaboticaba, bush cherry, mulberry, star apple and passionfruit... just to name a few.

Mareeba Gold The Atherton Tablelands, also known as the Cairns Highlands are a feast for the senses. You can visit Australia's largest mango plantation or taste the world's lowest acid, highest flavour pineapples, the 'Mareeba Gold', famous around the country. And if you fancy something a bit more substantial than fruit and coffee, you can sample the famous local freshwater crayfish or lobsters, known locally as 'red claw'.

You will need a car to really get the best out of this food trail. If you don't have your own vehicle, please visit our CAR HIRE page and have the freedom a car gives for much less than you probably think.

7 Therwine Street, Kuranda Markets, Kuranda
Phone (07) 4093 8981 / Mobile 0419 644 933

The RED ICECREAM VAN next to Kuranda Markets Arcade!

Open 7 Days 9am - 4pm

Delicious homemade ice creams, with all natural ingredients, no preservatives or chemicals, artificial food colouring or additives. Try flavours such as custard apple, pumpkin and nutmeg, avocado, ginger, and jaboticaba, as well as the old favourites... chocolate, strawberry, coconut, pineapple and many, many more. Now available in soya milk.
7 Therwine Street, Kuranda
Phone (07) 4093 7261

Excellence since 1959!

Our World Famous reputation for the highest quality honey has grown with us over 59 years! The area round Kuranda is home to the widest variety of flora in Australia - perfect for keeping our bees happy and your tastebuds tantalised with new varieties all year round! All our honey is personally selected for quality and taste, hand bottled and sold with a smile by our knowledgeable hosts. We only offer RAW honeys that retain the natural healing properties of our bees' hard work.

Honey House Kuranda manages six apiary sites as well as sourcing honey from other reputable, local beekeepers. You will also find Australian Manuka, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beauty products, souvenirs and more! With almost 60 years of operation in the area, we can guarantee you will receive the highest quality product from the happiest bees!
Phone (07) 4098 5059

A Foodie tour of the Atherton Tablelands... departing from Cairns OR Port Douglas!

This unique food and wine experience will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Guests will travel through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforest, crops, dairyland to stunning ochre savannah plains.

The rich volcanic soil if the Atherton Tablelands supports a diversity of crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more... which you will learn about as you taste our way around the region's 'Food Bowl.'

Small Personalised Tours Specialising In Service EXCELLENCE - Maximum 12 Persons

Wines, Beers, Spirits, Cheeses, Coffee, Chocolate, Tropical Fruits, Indigenous Damper and Jams... and Platypus viewing!
Phone (07) 4032 0077
Fax (07) 4032 0055

We carry travellers..... not tourists!!

With its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic vistas at every turn, impressive lakes, lush rainforest and rugged outback, the Cairns Tablelands is undeniably one of the most exciting and diverse regions to visit in Australia.

Billy Tea Safaris is a small locally owned Advanced Eco Accredited Tour Operator, which operates small personalised tours with custom built 4WD vehicles, maximum 16/20 passengers per vehicle, and your naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area, together with experiencing the local lifestyle and culture of the people in the Tablelands. Your 'Best of the Cairns Tablelands' full day tour includes:
* Unlimited Coffee and Chocolate tasting for morning tea * Herberton Historic Village * Tropical fruit and local cheese tasting platter * Smokehouse platter featuring a selection of handcrafted smoke meats including crocodile and Barramundi * A main course lunch selection * Sample locally crafted beer and wines from the region * Visit the 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree * Millaa Millaa Falls
189 Fichera Road, Mareeba
Phone / Fax (07) 4092 4515
website link coming soon

Multi award winning!

Try... and buy mango wine at de Brueys Boutique Wines. Experience and taste the fabulous fermentations of the lychee, mango and passionfruit at the unique de Brueys Boutique Winery and Functions Venue, Mareeba.

de Brueys blend of tradition and innovation produces high quality wines from a rich diversity of tropical fruits. They can provide a selection of high quality wines to meet any specific need - no matter whether the client is a small restaurateur or a commercial importer.

Visit the Winery and Cellar Door, sample their world-class fruit wine range, including tropical fruit ports, and take some home with you.

Enjoy the relaxing and scenic surrounds.
136 Mason Street, Mareeba
Mobile 0499 925 924
website link coming soon's like Disneyland for Coffee!

An ALL-DAY tasting of our incredible edibles. Enjoy, in UNLIMITED quantities, as much coffee, tea, chocolate and liqueur as you can possibly consume! All coffees at Mareeba Coffee Works are expertly hand roasted in small batches by our 'Master Roaster' who coaxes perfection from every bean we roast. It's this experience and skill that consistently produce coffees that do justice to the best beans from Australia and around the world.

Entry into the WORLD's largest and most significant collection of coffee and tea treasures, dating back as far as the early 1700's.
Atherton-Malanda Road, Atherton
(Halfway between Malanda and Atherton)
Phone (07) 4095 2388 / Fax 07 40 952366
website link coming soon

Visit a working dairy farm... and treat yourself!

Gallo Dairyland is a fully functional dairy farm that is now producing a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates. With a wholesome cafe featuring a range of fresh farm baked produce, informative displays, observations decks into the cheese factory and the surrounds of a working farm,

Gallo Dairyland is an unmissable stop on your Tablelands Food Trail, and an ideal place to while away a few relaxed hours, in any weather and on any day. And it's perfectly located between Yungaburra, Atherton and Malanda.

The Gallo Family have been farming on the banks of the Barron River since 1937. Now, visitors will get to see how the age old method of cheese making has evolved over the years to be come a complex and innovative process.

With European cheese makers developing new and unusual cheeses alongside the old favourites, a visit to Gallo Dairyland is fascinating, informative and tasty! Then of course there is the chocolate...
Corner Gillies Highway and Marks Lane
between Atherton and Yungaburra
Phone (07) 4091 2962
website link coming soon

Delicious jams and icecreams... and PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES!

*Pick your own is run on weekends and Monday to Sunday during school holidays or until produce runs out.
Shaylee Strawberries is located on the Atherton Tablelands (700 meters above Sea level) between Atherton and the historic Township of Yungaburra. Shaylee's rich red volcanic soil and temperate weather conditions are just right for the cultivation of large succulent strawberries. These are at their best during the tourist season, July to November. Our crossroads location on the Gillies Highway (the major tourist route through the Cairns Hinterland) makes us easy for the tourists to find. Shaylee was established in 1985 and specializes in supplying the North Queensland catering industry. Only the choicest fruit are grown and harvested only when fully ripe. We sell only the highest grade fruit which are... Simply Irresistible!

189 Fichera Road, Mareeba
Phone / Fax (07) 4092 4515
Try... and buy mango wine at de Brueys Boutique Wines. And there's more - lychee, jaboticaba, passionfruit and native bush cherry wines. Try the brand new Flagship Coffee Elixir.

Dimbulah Road, Mareeba,
10 kilometres from Mareeba, on the Wheelbarrow Way
Phone (07) 4093 2269 / Fax (07) 4093 2498
Bruno Maloberti and his family have been running this farm for the last 41 years. And if you are a coffee addict, don't forget to try their delicious chocolate coated roasted coffee beans.

Lot 5, Foxwell Road, Malanda
Phone (07) 4096 6183 / Fax (07) 4096 6380
Foxwell Park restaurant combines the charm of a beautifully restored timber building with old world service and hospitality to create a unique dining experience.

227 Bilwon Road, Mareeba
Phone (07) 4093 2750 / Fax (07) 4093 2668
Located just outside Mareeba, Golden Drop is the brand name for a versatile range of still and sparkling white wines with extremely delicate fruity flavours produced from the sweet flesh of the Kensington Red by Golden Pride Wineries.

7 Therwine Street, Kuranda
Phone (07) 4093 7261
Honey House Kuranda manages six apiary sites as well as sourcing honey from other reputable, local beekeepers. You will also find Australian Manuka, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beauty products, souvenirs and more! With almost 60 years of operation in the area, we can guarantee you will receive the highest quality product from the happiest bees!

8 James Street, Malanda
Phone (07) 4095 1234
As well as the enticing array of local produce and gourmet foods on sale at the Malanda Dairy Centre, visitors will be delighted to find a 100+ seat restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch.

136 Mason Street, Mareeba
Phone (07) 4092 4101 / Fax (07) 4092 4300
Coffee Works selects and roasts arabica coffees from the local Cairns Highlands area of Tropical North Queensland and origin beans from around the world.

137 Leotta Road, Mareeba
Phone (07) 4093 3284 / Fax (07) 4093 3368
Tours run every half hour, and include a Coffee Movie, inspection of Australia's first purpose-built mechanical coffee harvester, a look at the coffee trees and a taste of the ripe coffee cherries, and a look at the wet and dry factories.


Ivicevic Road (off Dimbulah Road)
Wheelbarrow Way, Mareeba
Phone (07) 4093 2190 / Fax (07) 4086 6145
The award winning two storey timber centre, constructed atop an impressive granite outcrop, features a fully licensed 140 seat restaurant, bar, coffee laboratory, gift shop, and Coffee Cinema.

Palmerston Highway, Millaa Millaa
Phone (07) 4097 2237
The perfect place for real coffee and home made meals. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm for Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea 6 days a week (closed Thursdays)