Amazing Cairns Food and Wine Experiences

Enjoy an Amazing Cairns food and wine experience like no other when travelling to Cairns and the stunning Atherton Tablelands.

Excite your taste buds and savour the flavours offered by the local producers. Family farms dot the landscape and you often have the option to tour the plantations and hear the stories behind the regional foods as they travel from paddock to plate.

Birdwatching in North Queensland

When you’re thinking of things to do in North Queensland, visiting the local mining towns may not exactly spring to mind. But being overlooked can sometimes have its advantages.

Mackay is part of the Mining Trail drive, along which you’ll find many rustic and industrious townships that have sprung up since the mining boom.

Surprisingly, these places are home to a variety of bird species that even the most passionate birdwatcher would hope to see. The towns host a diverse range of habitats and enable our winged friends to flourish.

Kuranda Scenic Railway is a must-see journey

Enjoy this beautiful journey through the Wet Tropics.

Surrounded by rugged mountains and flowing waterfalls, wind your way through a tropical paradise on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Mackay attraction - Discover the Sugar Mill

During the crushing and harvest season in Mackay which is coming up and runs from May to December, you can take a fantastic tour that gives a great insight into the running of the sugar cane industry of the region.

Discover how the sugar itself is made on a tour that takes you through every step of the fascinating process, taking a crop of green plants and changing it into the sweet and delicious product we all use.

The guides are experienced and knowledgeable, offering a great experience for the curious.

Retreat to the cool Cairns rainforest

There are places where trails fade away through cool misty rainforest. They lead through lush undergrowth and soaring canopies.  

Glimpses of wildlife and all manner of birds can be seen and heard through the trees, echoing loudly over the faint but constant buzz of life. Hidden waterfalls and dramatic lookouts await those who tread these paths.

The beautiful Mareeba and the Mareeba Rodeo

Take the drive from Cairns up the mountains to Mareeba – it’s the incredibly stunning landscape that inspired James Cameron to make Avatar.

Mareeba is a beautiful melting pot of pristine rainforests, coastal ranges, rich and fertile plains filled where local farmers grow mangoes, pawpaw, coffee, macadamia nuts, sugar cane, pineapples, cashews, bananas and more.

Tjapukai Cultural Park

Tjapukai Cultural Park is a fantastic and authentic cultural experience teaching visitors about the history of the Aboriginal people in Australia.

The Tjapukai people inhabit the region around Cairns and inland to Kuranda. Their name means "People of the Rainforest" and the cultural centre tells the stories from their traditional and spiritual beliefs through to their present reality.

Undara experiences

Experience a unique holiday. Ancient and mysterious lava tunnels and caves lie nestled in the vast Australian Outback. The Undara Experience is a showcase of some of the finest Australian scenery and features an abundance of native Australian Wildlife.

Eco-friendly, the Undara Experience cherishes the pristine natural environment in an effort to preserve this natural wilderness for generations to come.