Yungaburra

Itineraries in and around Yungaburra

You will need more than a day to see all the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. So base yourself in Yungaburra and plan a holiday around your special interests. Below we have two suggested itineraries that you can start with, then add some suggestions from your special interests, to make a holiday jam packed with things to do.

 

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2. Food Trails

1-2 day
Northern
Tablelands
Food Trail

Mareeba - Take a leisurely drive to Mareeba (1 hour) in the Northern part of the Tablelands. Stop off at the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Information Centre if you need more directions.

The Coffee Works - In Mareeba The Coffee Works offers coffee tasting and tours of the factory where they process the beans. If you get hooked on a special blend, they have mail order as well!

Golden Pride Mango Winery - On the other side of Mareeba, turn right at Biboohra and follow the signs to the Mango Plantation and large processing shed. Inside you will find wine tasting. A small fee is charged, but refunded on purchase of the lovely packaged wine. An unusual gift for friends.

NQ Gold Coffee Plantation - Go back towards Mareeba, but turn right at the Dimbulah Road. About 10mins on the right, look carefully for the sign and turn in. Make your way to the processing shed. There you will find Bruno and his family working, chatting and drinking coffee. Friendly, genuine and informal. Tours conducted free of charge when they can. Purchase fresh coffee or coffee beans.

Skyburys Coffee Plantation - Further past Bruno's on Dimbulah Rd is this multi-award winning coffee centre. The centre features a restaurant, bar, coffee laboratory, gift shop, and Coffee Cinema. Tours are available of the plantation.

De Brueys Boutique Winery – Head back to Mareeba and travel towards Kuranda. De Brueys is situated off the Kennedy Highway just after you leave Mareeba heading for Kuranda on the right hand side. Range of fruit wines. Tasting & cellar door. Tours by appointment only.

Jaques Coffee Plantation – On the left just out of Mareeba on the way to Kuranda, you see the sign for Jaques Coffee Plantation just after the Emerald Creek Bridge. Plantation tours, a Safari ride around the plantation on the “The Bean Machine”, see Australia's first mechanical coffee harvester, learn about coffee. Café and Microlight Flights.

MT Uncle Distillery - drive back to Mareeba and head back towards Atherton. Turn right just before the little township of Walkamin, and then right again into Chewko Rd. The distillery is in a beautiful garden setting in a Macadamia, Avocado and Banana Plantation. Exotic tropical liqueurs to try and buy. Open 7 days 10am to 5pm.

The Peanut Place - Back on the Kennedy Highway, heading towards Atherton, you will see the Rocky Creek Memorial park on the left. Approximately 3 kms further on the left is the Peanut Place. You can't miss it, look for the big Peanut. Try and buy raw, roasted & flavoured peanuts, or the famous Peanut Butter. Head through Tolga, onto Atherton and head towards Yungaburra.

Shaylee Strawberry Farm - At the turn off to Lake Tinaroo, on the road between Atherton and Yungaburra. Gelato and sorbet made on site from strawberries and tropical fruits and nuts. Homemade jams. Pick your own fresh strawberries during the season (September). Open 7days 8am to 5pm.

 

half day
Southern
Tablelands
Food Trail

Nerada Tee Plantation - Just outside of Malanda, turn off onto Glen Allyn Road and follow the signs. See the plantation and take a tour in the factory. Buy some tea or enjoy a Devonshire tea at the kiosk.

Gallo Dairyland –Situated halfway along the Atherton/Malanda Road. Handcrafted chocolates, gourmet cheeses (including lactose free), yoghurts. Cafe and Restaurant.

Mungalli Creek Dairy – Drive past Millaa Millaa and turn off at Brooks Rd. Certified organic/bio-dynamic farm which makes cheese and yogurt on the premises. Free tastings. Enjoy a meal, snack or cheese platter at the Out of the Whey “Cheesery & Teahouse” .