Rainforest Food Trail

The Taste of the Rainforest Food Trail takes in the Cook Highway from Palm Cove north to the Port Douglas/Mossman area, across the Daintree River, past Cow Bay and up to Cape Tribulation. Here the magic of the coastal rainforest produces some beautiful tropical foods. Great restaurants punctuate your travel and if you are staying in Port Douglas, there is lots on offer.

Look for the logo to find members of our local food network.

Click here for the Google Map of The Taste of the Tropics Rainforest Food Trail

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CAPE TRIB EXOTIC FRUIT FARM AND B&B

Digby & Alison Gotts
Lot 5 Nicole Drive, Cape Tribulation
(70km north of Mossman ½ km from Cape Tribulation)
T: 07 4098 0057
E: digby@capetrib.com.au
W: www.capetrib.com.au
Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun only at 4 pm.

Experience an organic permaculture orchard growing exotic tropical fruits in the heart of the rainforest. Open at 4pm for fruit tasting and farm tour. Booking recommended. Stay overnight and enjoy breakfast with delicious tropical foods and farm produce.

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WHET RESTAURANT CAPE TRIBULATON

Matt & Michelle Wenden
Lot 1 Cape Tribulation Road Cape Tribulation Qld
Phone: 07 4098 0007
Email: whetcapetrib@gmail.com

The latest entry into the bar and dining scene in Tropical North Queensland at Cape Tribulation is Whet. Locals describe it as ‘not quite what you’d expect to find in the Daintree but that’s why it works.’ The emphasis is on local produce, seafood hauled from the surrounding waters, fresh, clean flavours and a creative menu. Whet is fully licensed and open seven days a week for lunch, afternoon tapas & dinner.

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FLORAVILLA ICE-CREAM FACTORY

Betty and Bill Hinton
Cape Trib & Cow Bay Road, Daintree
T: 4098 9100
E: billbetty@ledanet.com.au

Stop off at the Cow Bay turnoff for a sensational bio-dynamic organic tropical fruit ice-cream or water ice. The ice-cream is wholly manufactured on the premises at Floravilla from bio-dynamic organic ingredients using high quality Italian equipment. Using local supplies as the first choice, with organic vanilla and exotic fruits available from the immediate area and bio-dynamic milk and yogurt from Mungalli Creek bio-dynamic organic dairy on the Tablelands. Choose from the 30 stunning exotic flavours of ice-creams and water ices.

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DAINTREE TEA HOUSE RESTAURANT

Richard and Peter
Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree (3km south of Daintree)
T: 07 4098 6161
E: Daintreeteahouse1@bigpond.com
Open: 10am – 4pm 7 days, Dinner by reservation only

Rainforest dining at its very best. The longest established restaurant in the Daintree area, specialising in locally grown products of the highest standard.

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JULAYMBA RESTAURANT & GALLERY

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa
20 Daintree Road, Daintree, Qld, 4873
T: 07 4098 6100
E: info@daintree-ecolodge.com.au
W: www.daintree-ecolodge.com.au

Taste the sensations of the tropics! Australian cuisine infused with gourmet bush tucker. Fully licensed a la carte restaurant. All day dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Devonshire teas available. Day visitors welcome.

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TREE HOUSE RESTAURANT

AT SILKY OAKS LODGE AND HEALING WATERS SPA

Finlayvale Road, Mossman (5km north of Mossman)
Tel: 07 4098 1666
Reservations: 1300 134 044
E: travel@voyages.com.au
W: www.voyages.com.au
Open: 7 days 7am – 9pm

Tree House Restaurant provides spectacular rainforest and Mossman River views. The lodge enjoys a foodies reputation through its culinary experience with fresh local produce. Stop in for breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunch or dinner. Treat yourself further to a night in the rainforest and a relaxing spa.

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BIG BARRAMUNDI BARBEQUE GARDEN

Annie Steen
12 Stewart Street, Daintree, Qld, 4873
Phone: 07 4098 6186

the coolest place in town. Al fresco seating in great friendly atmosphere, seats are plentiful. Delicious home prepared food. Light meals, barramundi, crocodile, prawns, kangaroo, fresh salads, Devonshire teas, and coffee

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HIGH FALLS FARM & RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT

Lynn LeCarpentier
Old Forestry Road Whyanbeel, Miallo via Mossman, Qld, 4873
T&F: 07 4098 8231
E: alecarpe@bigpond.net.au
W: www.highfallsfarm.com.au
OPEN SAT-TUES 9AM -3PM. (Closed Jan, Feb, March)

Walk through a display orchard of exotic tropical fruits at High Falls Farm. The Riverside Restaurant is situated in the beautiful Whyanbeel valley, next to a flowing creek amongst the trees. Come try our delicious lunch menu or tropical morning and afternoon treats.

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SCOMAZZONS FRUIT & VEGETABLES

Deirdre Scomazzon
Scomazzon Road, Mossman, Qld, 4873
Phone: 07 4098 3446

Roadside shop open 7 days for fresh locally-grown fruit and vegetables. Exotic tropical fruit ice creams a specialty. 6km north of Mossman.

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YUM YUMS

20 Front Street Mossman
T & F: 07 4098 1490
Open Mon- Fri 8am – 5.15pm, Sat 8am-12 noon

We specialise in fresh exotic fruits, vegetables, organics, health foods, Asian foods. Famous for our home-made fruit smoothies and soft serve yoghurt ice cream.

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SHANNONVALE TROPICAL FRUIT WINERY

Tony & Trudy Woodall
417 Shannonvale Road, Mossman
PO Box 113 Mossman 4873
T: 07 4098 4000 F: 07 4098 4100
E: shannonvalewinery@gmail.com
W: www.shannonvalewine.com.au

Located 20 minutes north of Port Douglas we make award winning wines from tropical fruits. No, this does not mean they are sweet and sticky. They range from very dry wines to ports. We make single-fruit wines, not blends. We grow most of the fruits in the organic way and in our own orchard. The flavour of the fruit is retained in the wines unlike most grape wines where the flavour of the fruit is lost in the fermenting process. Tropical fruit wines are an ideal companion for foods.

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BARRAMUNDI GARDENS

Gail & Tim Thiele
1832 Rex Highway, Julatten QLD 4871
T: 07 4094 1293 F: 07 4094 1434
E: barramundigardens@bigpond.com
W: www.barramundigardens.com.au

Located in the Port Douglas hinterland, only a 25 minute drive from the vibrant tourist town. Barramundi Gardens is a 14 acre commercial aquaculture farm, fingerling nursery, hydroponic produce complex, sports fishing tourist facility and manufacturers of the locally famous “Barramundi Spring Roll”.

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FLAMES OF THE FOREST

Mowbray River Road Mowbray Valley, via Port Douglas
T: 07 40993144
E: experience@flamesoftheforest.com.au
W: www.flamesoftheforest.com.au
Open: Thur, Fri, Sat 7-10.30pm

A unique dining experience set beneath the rainforest canopy. The evening (winner of a Gourmet Traveller/Jaguar Award) includes return transfers; a fabulous tropical three course dinner, beverages and entertainment. Booking essential.

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BLOOD ORANGE

9 Warner Street, Port Douglas
T: 07 4099 4979
E: prt_prod@bigpond.net.au

W: Blood Orange
Open: 7 days Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Sat 8am – 4pm Sun 8am – 2pm

In Port Douglas, this is where to get your local exotic and tropical fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs & spices, homemade dips, sauces & condiments.

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SALSA BAR & GRILL

26 Wharf Street Port Douglas
T:(07) 4099-5390
W: www.salsaportdouglas.com.au/

An institution in Port Douglas, Salsa is situated in the perfect position with an authentic tropical ambiance to savour the best of local seafood and what else the region can offer.  Winner of many awards, it’s a must on the “to do” list.

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2 FISH RESTAURANT PORT DOUGLAS

Jeff Gale (Owner)
Shop 7/20 Wharf Street Port Douglas
T: 61 7 40996350
E: reservations@2fishrestaurant.com.au
W: www.2fishrestaurant.com.au

Watch the world go by sitting at a footpath table or enjoy the air-conditioned comfort inside while professional, welcoming staff spoil you with friendly attention. Taste an innovative and creative approach to modern seafood cuisine with refined dishes that reflect the clean, fresh and distinctive flavours of the tropics. Savour the freshest seafood, cooked the way you want it. Choose from crusty battered, char grilled or pan-seared fillets of barramundi. If you are looking for coral trout in Port Douglas, this is the place to find it.

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ON THE INLET SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas,
T: 0 7 40995255
E: dine@portdouglasseafood.com
W: http://www.portdouglasseafood.com/

On The Inlet prides itself on offering modern Australian cuisine with a menu designed to showcase the freshest local seafood and best quality locally grown produce. The local Port Douglas fishing fleet delivers straight from the fishing grounds to our restaurant loading pontoon. Enjoy outstanding Australian and imported wines from On The Inlet’s impressive and impeccably selected wine list whilst being immersed in the incredible panoramic sunset views. A multi-award-winning restaurant.

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THE BEACH SHACK

29 Barrier street Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas
T: 07 40 991 100
F: 07 40 993 977
E: dining@the-beach-shack.com.au
w: http://www.the-beach-shack.com.au/

Discover truly tropical Port Douglas at the Beach Shack… where you’ll find a wonderful mix of ambience, laid back Queensland style, combined with delicious cuisine, the best pizzas and our fully licenced bar serving exotic cocktails

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HARTLEY’S CREEK CROCODILE FARM

Cook Hwy, Hartley’s Creek
T: 07 4055 3576
E:marketing@crocodileadventures.com
W: www.crocodileadventures.com/intro.htm
Open: 7 days

Tour a working crocodile farm, see a huge estuarine crocodile hand fed, and be tempted to a tasting of crocodile and other wild Australian meats in their restaurant.

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