Native Ingredients

Tropical North

A fertile and productive area from Mossman down to Tully, with the Atherton Tableland to the west. The city of Cairns has a 'Wine & Food Festival' in August, while it's northern neighbour puts on the 'Port Douglas Carnivale' in May, featuring 'Food Wine and taste of Port', as well as a beer festival in October. Innisfail has it's 'Feast of the Senses' (April) with the 'International Food Fare' as a feature event. Up in the tablelands the town of Atherton is home to the annual 'Tastes of the Tablelands Festival' where "farmers from across the region present and sell their locally grown fresh produce in the Farmer's Lane".

There are 43 producers in this Region

Tropical North Producers and Trails

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Mountain Tablelands Food Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 26th Feb, 2015

The Mountain Tablelands Food Trail is the high altitude southern region of rolling green hills where the lush green pastures produce some of the creamiest dairy products in Australia. Accessible from either the Palmerston Hwy from the south (Cassowary Coast), The Kennedy Hwy from the North (Savannah Tablelands) or up the scenic Gillies Hwy from Gordonvale, (just south of Cairns. This area is full of natural attractions and home to the Waterfall Circuit and Misty Mountains Trails around the Millaa Millaa, Malanda, Atherton, Yungaburra.


Rainforest Bounty Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 25th Feb, 2015

The Atherton Tableland is where bounty abounds, and this trail is a great day out exploring scenic and artisan locations while you savour the local produce. Start out at the fascinating Yuruga Native Plant Nursery and end the day by staying overnight in the leafy rainforest at Rivers Edge Rainforest Retreat.


Atherton Gourmet Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 17th Apr, 2014

The Atherton Tablelands, with it's elevation and rich volcanic soil, is home to many outstanding food and wine producers. The five producers on this trail highlight the variety and richness of produce from this very productive and fertile area, Meet the growers and producers of cheese, coffee, tea, fruit wine and also biodynamic yoghurt, cheese and eggs.