Gallo Dairyland

Cairns & Far North Queensland

Kids absolutely adore this working farm, with 500 milking cows, tons of other friendly critters and a cheese factory (not to mention the handmade chocolates). The attached cafe makes great lunches and afternoon teas; if your taste buds have been tickled, grab your own stash of local tea, coffee, honey, jam and, of course, cheese and chocolate from the shop.

Gallo Dairyland is about halfway between Atherton and Malanda.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Cairns & Far North Queensland attractions

1. Curtain Fig


The sacred, 500-year-old Curtain Fig tree (signposted 3km out of town) is a must-see for its gigantic, otherworldly aerial roots that hang down to create…

2. Yungaburra Markets

3.37 MILES

On the fourth Saturday of every month, the village is besieged by day trippers hunting for crafts and local produce at these vibrant markets.

3. Atherton Undercover Markets

4.17 MILES

Large market selling local fruit, veg, jam, honey, sauces, bread and more; if it's edible and homemade, you'll likely find it here.

4. Avenue of Honour


By Lake Tinaroo, this touching memorial to Australian soldiers lost in conflict in Afghanistan opened in 2013, and features a spectacular grove of…

5. Hou Wang Miau Temple


Thousands of Chinese migrants came to the region in search of gold in the late 1800s. All that’s left of Atherton's Chinatown now is this fascinating 1903…

6. Crystal Caves

4.76 MILES

Crystal Caves is a gaudy mineralogical museum that houses the world’s largest amethyst geode (more than 3m high and weighing 2.7 tonnes) and more than 600…

7. Malanda Falls

5.02 MILES

Spread your towel at the shady, croc-free Malanda Falls, which have been tamed into a kind of public swimming pool. The falls don't fall as dramatically…

8. Malanda Markets

5.04 MILES

Head to these monthly markets and pick up local produce, arts, crafts and all manner of country-style curios.