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THE TOUR IN DETAIL

On your visit to the Atherton Tableland, and throughout the day you guide will provide a comprehensive narrative,  about the region's different climatic zones, landscapes, history, crops, food products and points of interest.

Morning tea at Lake Barrine:

Enjoy award winning scones with jam and cream served with local tea, or coffee, overlooking the volcanic crater lake.

Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest:

There are a number of types of rainforest. We visit two of the highland style sections. You may even see a Mabi, the tree climbing kangaroo.

Twin Kauri Pine Trees:

Time to start wearing off morning tea with a short, easy walk to a pair of gigantic 1000 year old Kauri Pine trees. They are located in rainforest, on the banks of Lake Barrine, which is a volcanic crater lake.

The Curtain Fig tree:

After a short drive we have another short, easy walk into the rainforest. This time to see the spectacular, 500 year old Curtain Fig.

Gallo's Cheese and Chocolate Factory:

Experience an exclusive talk about the cheese making process, from the cow eating grass to cheese on the plate. Then you enjoy cheese tastings and some of their delightful hand crafted chocolate.

Private Macadamia Plantation:

We have exclusive access to a private, family owned, macadamia plantation.
An informative farm tour explains the history of the industry, as well as how to grow trees, then harvest and process macadamias - Australia's native nut. 
Once again tastings are provided.

A scrumptious Lunch:

Lunch is included on a visit to an old country hotel (pub) that dates back to 1885. With Spanish Mackerel (a tropical fish) and Japanese style crumbed prawns (large shrimp) we serve salad, tropical fruits and garlic bread.

Tropical Fruit Wines:

In the tropics it is simply too hot to grow wine making grapes. Therefore, we use what we have in abundance - tropical fruits.
At a local winery, you will savour a selection of wines, port style wines and liqueurs produced from tropical fruits. 

Jaques Family Coffee Plantation:

At this final stop for the day is a family coffee plantation.
View a movie about the family, coffee history, growing and roasting after which you can see the coffee harvester, and take a close look at the coffee bushes.
Again a paddock to plate experience, where you are able to savour a cup of their amazing coffee.

 

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