Experience the best of the Cairns Tablelands region with Billy Tea Safaris; exploring the high-country west of the city; sampling local produce and meeting local characters along the way.From Cairns we climb to 500 metres above sea-level on to the multi-cultural village of Mareeba and award-winning Coffee Works for an introduction to Australia’s largest coffee growing region.Travel on the through banana plantations, sugar cane, and through the townships of Tolga and Atherton on route to Herberton and its Historic Village, voted on Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 museums in Australia. Then its onto lunch stop at the Australian Platypus Centre and Smokehouse Café along Queensland’s highest scenic drive with epic views of the Tablelands and the Great Dividing Range.Finish the day at Tropical North Queensland’s biggest tree- The Curtain fig tree which is approximately 500 years old. Before returning to Cairns we give you the opportunity to purchase some local produce to take with you!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Coffee Works, Mareeba, QueenslandWith a background of over 25 years roasting experience, enjoy a exclusive backstage pass to Coffee World with UNLIMITED quantities, as much coffee, tea and chocolate as you like!View the WORLD's Largest collection of coffee and tea artefacts, dating back as far as the early 1700'sDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Historic Village Herberton, Herberton, QueenslandStep back in time at this recreation of the original Herberton Village from the 1800's. Showcasing Australia's rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. Billy Tea is the only regular tour operator taking guests to this extraordinary attraction which is recently voted Travellers Choice Trip Advisor One of Top 10 Museums in Australia. Sample the local cheese and tropical fruits of the area while exploring this fantastic museum. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Millaa Millaa Lookout, Millaa Millaa, QueenslandMillaa Millaa lookout is peaceful and simply stunning and a 1020m elevations, one of the best places to take in the beauty of the Tablelands with a 180 degree sweep from northwest to souteast.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Millaa Millaa Falls, Millaa Millaa, QueenslandMillaa Millaa falls is one of Tropical North Queensland's most famous and beautiful waterfalls. Surrounded by lush rainforest the falls cascade perfectly to a pristine waterhole below where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool clear water. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, Malanda, QueenslandMeet one of Australia's (and the world's) most curios and unique creatures- the Platypus! One of the only three egg-laying mammals (Called monotremes) in the world. Today, you may catch your first glimpse of this amazing native.Upon arrival enjoy a Smokehouse platter, featuring a selection of handcrafted smoked meats including Crocodile and Barramundi. These wild flavours are combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spices. Then enjoy a main course selection made fresh on site. Enjoy a sample of locally crafted beer and wines from the region. All dietary needs catered for. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Curtain Fig National Park, Yungaburra, QueenslandThe Curtain Fig is one the best known attractions of the Cairns Tablelands and one of the largest trees in Australia. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Humpy Nut World, Atherton, QueenslandStop at the local store in Atherton to have the opportunity to buy some local produce to take home with you from nuts, jams, fruits, vegetables etc.Duration: 10 minutes