Taste of the Tropics
The Atherton Tablelands is steeped in agriculture that provides delicious fresh local produce – it’s a foodie’s heaven. With a mixture of basalt soil, good rainfall and plenty of sunshine, it’s no wonder that this thriving environment is home to dairy, tea & coffee plantations and almost 2000 produce farms, suppling delicious avocados, macadamia nuts, strawberries, tropical fruits such as mangoes, limes and bananas. Experience that goodness first-hand at the Shaylee Strawberry Farm, where you can taste fresh strawberry ice cream or pick your very own strawberries. Talk about fresh!
The Atherton Tablelands is one of Australia’s two major coffee-growing regions, so be sure to pay a visit to the country’s oldest coffee plantation, Skybury Coffee. Serving you smooth delicious coffees and a chocolate fix that is exceptional tasty, Coffee Works in Mareeba will not only satisfy your taste buds but will also satisfy your mind with their strong knowledge about growing and roasting their local brew. Stop by Gallo Dairyland for lunch, morning or afternoon tea, where cheese lovers can enjoy a platter made up of locally made cheeses from their onsite Cheese Factory or take home a variety of creamy locally made chocolates. Don’t miss the cheese and chocolate making process onsite too.
Bring your appetite
Food trails, bush tucker and eating out in Tropical North Queensland.
Food trail highlights on the Atherton Tablelands
Foodies take a deep breath and prepare your tastebuds for tantalisation. Here’s how to get your foodie fix on the Atherton Tablelands.
7 great reasons to head to the Atherton Tablelands
The Atherton Tablelands are the kind of place you want to take at your own pace. Jump in a car and head inland to tick off these must-do experiences.
Top spots to picnic around Cairns and the tropics
Dining al-fresco is a way of life up here in the tropics and with a plethora of picture-perfect spots in our backyard, there’s no need to book into a swanky restaurant. Pack a blanket and hamper and head to one of these picnic spots in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.