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Skybury is one of Australia’s largest exporters of Australian Coffee and supplies around 50% of Australia’s red papaya picking around two million pieces of fruit annually.
See into the past with displays on Aboriginal culture, tobacco, early explorers, pioneer and early history, the war years, the Mt Mulligan mine disaster and the timber industry. Further on, located between Mareeba and Atherton is Mt Uncle Distillery, which has earned a reputation for its award-winning premium liqueurs. All are distilled on site, set amid landscaped gardens on a banana, avocado and macadamia plantation.
The Cellar Door and Bridges Tearoom/ Cafe also serves delicious produce seven days a week, as well as offering its unique gluten free banana flour. Nature based experiences can include cooling off in the rock pools after exploring around Emerald Creek Falls where there are public toilets, barbecues and tables. There is also a walking track leading to an excellent lookout.
The Mareeba markets are held on the second and fifth Saturday (when they occur) of the month between 7am and 12noon next door to the Heritage Museum in Centenary Park. Gourmet homemade jams, delicious fresh produce with an abundance of tropical fruit, arts and craft including woodwork, handmade baby clothes and stunning jewellery are just some of the things you will find at this great little market. Mareeba also welcomes plenty of grey nomads for its annual Christmas in July celebrations. The Far North Nomads Chapter of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia hosts the event, which is held at the end of July. The event is now in its 17th year and has become an extremely popular celebration in Mareeba. The Mareeba Rodeo, which kicks off on July 2 and runs through until July 17, has a history dating back to 1949. See the town come alive with an agricultural show and exhibition, wood chopping competition, junior cowpokes, night parade, garden show and the announcement of the rodeo queen.
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