Cycle Queensland Rest Day Tours 2018

Thursday 6th September, 2018

Lakes & Waterfall Tour

Visit the famous waterfalls and crater lakes of the Atherton Tablelands.

Tour includes: Curtain Fig Tree, Lake Eacham, Lunch, Millaa Millaa Waterfall, The Crater and Mt Hypipamee National Park.

Pick up from Atherton Showgrounds 11:30 am, returning approximately 5pm

Tour operator: On the Wallaby


Outback Tour

Highlights of your day in the Outback with Billy Tea Safaris

  • Pick up from Atherton Showgrounds – time to be confirmed closer to the event
  • Travel off the beaten track down exclusive 4WD backroads
  • Spot kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wedge-tail eagles (wildlife galore!) all day in the Outback
  • Drive past diverse dry tropical farmlands
  • Pass through historic mining ghost towns and small outback communities
  • Visit the local Aboriginal Rock Art and Balancing Rock
  • Local Chillagoe Gift Shop is a must see!
  • Find fossils in ancient limestone casts at Chillagoe
  • Explore the famous Chillagoe Caves
  • View the once booming Chillagoe smelter ruins
  • Outback Aussie lunch in 100-year-old pub
  • Feed the wallabies at Granite Gorge and see local wildlife
  • Small-group tour in a luxury 4WD
  • Includes your guide, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and all National Park fees.

Tour operator: Billy Tea Safaris


Food Tasting Tour

Experience the Tropical Delights of the Atherton Tablelands with Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures


Tour includes:

  • Pick up from Atherton Showgrounds at 8:30 am
  • Sunset Ridge Farm – taste a variety of homemade breakfast treats made from all these fruits and you can purchase some of their delicious Davidson plum jams and marshmallows unique to this region.
  • Next stop we are heading to the scenic outskirts of the Historic rural town of Malanda to a private property to taste Gallo Cheeses with their signature condiments utilising locally grown Davidson (Ooray) plum, lemon aspen (rainforest citrus), lillypilly (rainforest berries) and rainforest (Boonjie) tamarind in traditional artisanal recipes infused with the unique qualities of Australian rainforest fruits.
  • Lunch at Australian Platypus Park, home to a thriving platypus population.
  • Visit Gallo Dairyland where you can buy the delicious cheeses that we have just tasted and sample irresistible Swiss style filled chocolates that are a work of art whilst gazing out over the picturesque landscape.
  • Visit Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland’s first and only distillery. Here we taste some of their Award winning liqueurs and spirits.
  • Next stop is De Bruey’s Boutique Wines located near Mareeba on a 15ha mango orchard cradled between the peaks of the Great Dividing Range. All wines are made on site using a blend of tradition and innovation which produces high quality wines from a rich diversity of tropical fruits.
  • Final stop for the tour is Jaques Coffee Plantation with 85,000 Arabica Coffee trees growing in the rich soils they produce a smooth and vibrant flavour unique only to the remarkable location. Here we get an enchanting insight in to the finer details of coffee from the tree to the cup. We stroll through the gardens and finish our stop with a delicious cup of Jaques coffee made ‘just as you like it’ with scones, local jam and Mungalli cream.


  • Adults only, children not catered for.
  • Lunch and all wine, cheese, coffee, chocolate, fruit “TASTING” included.
  • Gluten free lunch and lactose free cheese available on request.
  • Bring money for additional purchases of souvenirs, wine, chocolates, coffee, ice cream etc.
  • Bring a warm jacket in winter

Tour operator: Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures


Updated 6/9/18