The Mountain Tablelands Food Trail is the high altitude southern region of rolling green hills where the lush green pastures produce some of the creamiest dairy products in Australia. Accessible from either the Palmerston Hwy from the south (Cassowary Coast), The Kennedy Hwy from the North (Savannah Tablelands) or up the scenic Gillies Hwy from Gordonvale, (just south of Cairns. This area is full of natural attractions and home to the Waterfall Circuit and Misty Mountains Trails around the Millaa Millaa, Malanda, Atherton, Yungaburra.
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MUNGALLI CREEK (BIO-DYNAMIC) DAIRY
& OUT OF THE WHEY CHEESERY & TEAHOUSE
The Out of the Whey “Cheesery & Teahouse” at Mungalli Creek Dairy is open Daily from 10am – 4pm with FREE Cheese and Yoghurt Tastings. Enjoy the magnificient views to Mt Bartle Frere as you enjoy lunch, cake or coffee. Suppliers of the largest range of biodynamic, organic and farm fresh products in Far North Queensland. Bio-dynamic/organic range includes milks, creams, havarti, fetta, blue vein cheese, yoghurt, with indigenous fruit flavours, quark with indigenous herb flavours.____________________________________________________________________________________________
THE FALLS TEAHOUSE
Open 7 Days a week, on the turnoff to the beautiful Millaa Millaa falls, The Falls Teahouse with Guest Accommodation is the perfect place to stay and discover the Tablelands. Enjoy a stop over for a Devonshire tea and homemade meals.
TARZALI LAKES SMOKEHOUSE CAFE
Tarzali Lakes Smokehouse Cafe is set in 40 acres of picturesque landscaped surrounds as part of the broader Aquaculture Centre which hosts16 lakes stocked with over 500,000 fish. We guarantee you the best catch of the day and the freshest tasting fish on the Tablelands. Authentic Thai cuisine served with our fresh Barramundi, Jade Perch, Redclaw & Eel will tantalize your tastebuds. Our in-house smoked fare includes fish fillets and various native flavours blended with meats to produce chorizo, bush sausages (pork, kangaroo and boar), pastrami, smoked chicken, ox tongue and other delicacies.
Visitors can catch and release or buy and eat on site or takeaway. All equipment provided. Fresh fish daily. Guaranteed platypus sightings.
Come and visit our tea plantation and factory in lush, misty hills of the Cairns Highlands (Atherton Tablelands) just 10km outside the town of Malanda. Our Visitors Centre is open 7 days a week (except Christmas,Boxing and New Years Day) between 9am and 4pm. Discover how tea is grown and processed. Take a tour of the factory (the factory may not always be operational), buy fresh tea or a special gift…Relax and enjoy a Devonshire tea.
MALANDA DAIRY CENTRE
An innovative ‘retro’ milk bar style restaurant, showcasing the food and produce of the Tablelands region. Also includes ‘Taste of the Tablelands’ retail section and an interesting tour and museum interpretive centre for the local dairy industry.
Take time out for a Bella Coffee at the Malanda Dairy Centre where you can see a pictorial display of coffee growing and processing as well as display of coffee beans at various stages of production.
Located in picturesque rural setting, this B&B, features a restaurant combining the charm of a beautifully restored timber building with a carefully crafted menu offering a range of the finest quality local produce
Gallo Dairyland is a fully functional dairy farm that is producing a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates. Open daily from 9:30am The Cafe/Restaurant is fully air-conditioned seating approx 80-90 people. A wholesome lunch menu, morning and afternoon tea is available for you to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the surrounding scenery on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Visitors to Gallo Dairyland will get to see the age old method of cheese making and taste the great selections of dairy produce and indulge in the beautiful. Gallo Dairyland chocolate.
SHAYLEE STRAWBERRY FARM
Cnr Marks Lane & Gillies Hwy Atherton (4 Km west)
T: 07 4091 2962
Open: 7 days 8am-5pm
Fresh strawberries, pick your own (September), sorbet made on site from tropical fruits and nuts, gelato, home-made strawberry jam, mango jam. Season – June to November.
FLYNN’S LICENSED RESTAURANT
Eacham Rd, Yungaburra
Tel: (07) 4095 2235
Dinner Friday, Saturday, Monday & Tuesday evenings from 6pm
Sunday Lunch 11am to 3pm
Voted Best Restaurant in FNQ–Lonely Planet 2007
Best European Restaurant in FNQ–Restaurant & Catering 2006–07
Best Chef/Owned Restaurant in FNQ–Restaurant & Catering 2006–07
Owner / Chef Liam Flynn offers you a small ever-changing menu of superb dishes cooked from recipes straight out French & Northern Italian kitchens. Fresh local Tableland produce is used and all the food is prepared here. No artificial or convenience products are included. Vegetarian and children’s meals are available upon request. Flynns boasts a selection of quality wines, premium beers & top shelf spirits for your enjoyment. Dinner reservations are recommended
LAKE BARRINE RAINFOREST CRUISE AND TEAHOUSE
Lake Barrine (15 minute drive from Yungaburra)
The larger of the twin crater lakes, Lake Barrine has been operating as a tourist destination since the 1920’s. Enjoy a lake cruise and a devonshire tea at the Tea House on the waters edge. Spot the sunbathing pythons, eels, turtles, ducks and other water birds. Experience remnant Tableland Rainforest on the 6.5km walk around the lake. There is a short walk to the 1,100 year old Twin Kauri Pines. Picnic and toilet facilities.
TOLGA WOODWORKS & GALLERY CAFE
Tolga Woodworks Gallery is a prestigious woodworking centre, showcasing a superb collection of Australian woodwork & craft. Timber furniture, collectable art pieces and functional wood ware, are hand crafted in the adjoining studio. Gallery pieces in glass, steel, ceramics, leather and silk from Queensland’s finest artisans, complement the display. The Gallery Café serves excellent food and espresso, with an all day menu. The food is made on the premises, with fresh local produce. Open daily 9am to 5 pm
Kennedy Highway Tolga
T: 07 4095 4102
Open: 7 days 8am – 6pm
The Humpy offers a wide variety of farm fresh fruit and vegies. Also on offer is exotic fruit, local jams and sauces, fresh nuts, dried fruit and organic products including gluten and wheatfree bread.
THE PEANUT PLACE
You can’t miss this place with the Big Peanut outside. A very large range of flavoured peanuts, macadamia, pecan and cashews
Lot 2 Banchio Road, Tolga
Tel: 07 4095 4597 or 0417710692
Open: By appointment only
Walk through a Macadamia Nut Plantation and see how they grow, you can harvest your own and checkout the dehusking shed. Sample fresh and various flavours of the Aussie bush nut.
MOUNT UNCLE DISTILLERY
& BRIDGES RESTAURANT
The Distillery is in a beautiful garden setting in a Macadamia nut, Avocado and Banana plantation. Home to ‘Elixir de Musa’; a liqueur with a light exotic tropical taste of bananas. Have a taste, buy a bottle. Just introduced their Platinum Rum.