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TASTE OF THE TROPICS:  Indulge and escape to North Queensland.  Stay in a luxury Studio apartment at beautiful Trinity Beach, enjoy a scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas and a sailing daytrip to pretty Low Isles.  Meet the local farmers and experience a unique and personalised tasting tour of the Tablelands! 

Package Inclusions:

  • 5 Nights at Blue Lagoon Resort
  • Reef Cruise to Low Isles on Quicksilver
  • Food, Wine & Rainforest Tablelands tour
  • Tropical Fruit winery & specialty producers
  • Curtain Fig Tree & Country towns

DAY ONE:  Check into Blue Lagoon Resort

Blue Lagoon offers 4.5 star accommodation designed and furnished with the topics in mind.  This Lagoon-front property offers modern Studios with a generous balcony overlooking the tropical gardens, lagoon or pools.  Each studio features a King bed, a kitchenette including fridge, bench top hotplate & microwave oven and an ensuite bathroom.

DAY TWO:  Low Isles day trip with Quicksilver Wavedancer

Your day will start at 8.40am with a pick up from Trinity Beach with Quicksilver.  Travel North to Port Douglas along the Captain Cook Hwy - one of Australia's most scenic coastal routes, where you will board the Wavedancer for your trip to the Low Isles.  The Low Isles are situated 15km north-east of Port Douglas and takes around 1hr 15mins to reach your destination.

The Low Isles is a 4 acre coral cay surrounded by 150 different species of hard corals dominated by 15 species of soft corals. Living amongst the corals is a large variety of fish, molluscs, sea cucumbers and other animals.  Colourful blue, green and purple parrotfish are a common sight as well as angelfish, damselfish, anenomefish (Nemo!), trevally, rabbitfish, sweetlips, moon wrasse and fusilliers, just to name a few!

The Quicksilver crew will guide you through all the activities on Low Isles, from snorkelling and exploring the island's beach with an expert marine biologist, to seeing the coral gardens from a glass bottom boat. Wavedancer remains moored in the island's lagoon, and guests can take a regular shuttle from the beach to the boat.

Snorkellers have the opportunity to join organised snorkel expeditions and view the creatures of the reef with a Marine Guide. If you're lucky you might spot one of the Turtles that regularly visit this tranquil location

Tour Includes:
* Morning and afternoon tea
* Informative reef presentation by a Marine Expert
* Tropical smorgasbord lunch
* Marine Biologist guided beach walk
* All snorkelling equipment
* Glass Bottom boat coral viewing tour
* Guided snorkelling trips with Marine Biologist
* Return Northern Beaches transfers
* EMC included 

DAY THREE:  Food Trails Highlander 
Explore the Atherton Tablelands and sample some of our fabulous local produce.  

Lake Barrine Teahouse:  Morning Tea to die for - Award winning scones with locally grown tea and coffee in the historic teahouse, overlooking Lake Barrine. 

Tropical Fruit Wine:  Taste award winning wines and liqueurs made from locally grown Mangos and other exotic tropical fruits, at one of the region's tropical fruit wineries. 

Cheese & Chocolate Dairyland:  Visit a working dairy and learn about cheese making.  Taste award winning cheeses and chocolates.  You may wish to buy some to take home.  

Aussie Pub Lunch:  This amazing tropical seafood lunch features regional seafood served with salad, tropical fruit, and fresh garlic bread.   (Alternatives are available)

Coffee Plantation:  Set the coffee plantation and hear how differently we grow coffee in Australia.  Savour the aromas and enjoy a cup of Mareeba's finest brew.  

Macadamia Nut Plantation:  Learn about Australia's most famous nut.  Take an exclusive tour of a macadamia plantation and processing shed.  Try the tasty nuts and buy direct from the farm.   

Sightseeing highlights:

* World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest
* The amazingly different, dry tropical savannah
* The stunning, 500 year old, Strangler fig tree
* Lake Barrine teahouse, overlooking the crater lake
* Towering, 1000 year old Twin Kauri Pine trees
* Atherton Tablelands - Cairns Highlands
* Small towns, rich in cultural & architectural history
* Mareeba - Tolga - Atherton - Yungaburra
* Entertaining & comprehensive tour narration

Sample tasty treats as we visit family farms, wineries and dairies where you can meet the farmers and follow each food's journey from paddock to plate. 

Morning Tea to die for You will visit both the wet and dry tropics, the tablelands towns of Mareeba, Tolga and Yungaburra. Tasting excellent commercial produce, and meeting local people, are all part of this unique and personalised tour.

European cheese and chocolate makers, with a passion for fine food produce new and traditional cheeses, plus hand made chocolates. You can view the cheese factory and stroll over to the shed where the cows are being milked.  Enjoy a Devonshire tea, cheese tastings and if you're lucky a bit of chocolate.

deBrueys Boutique Wines produce tropical fruit wines, ports and liquers.  Exotic tropical fruits such as Mangos, lychees, passionfruit, jaboticaba and native fruits produce a wide selection of wines.  You will be invited to sample Bob and Elaine de Brueys range and you may purchase at the cellar door.  Take some back to your hotel to enjoy with cheese or have it packed and sent direct to your home.

Hear all about the macadamia industry at Wondaree Macadamia Plantation.  Around Greg's farm and under the trees your informative tour explains how they grow and harvest this Australian bush nut. Tastings are provided for your enjoyment and Macadamias can be purchased direct from the farmer. 

Coffee Plantation Tour and Tasting.  Learn about different coffee roasts and indulge your taste buds with a cup of coffee made by Maria.  Bruno and Maria Maloberti are passionate about coffee and control their coffee from tree to cup in an organic classic italian style.  
Pick up time:
Pick up at approx 8:00am
Returning between 5:15 - 5:30pm.

There are 21 passenger seats on this tour. Keeping it small, means you will have a relaxed and personalised day.

DAY SIX:  End of Package

Please Note:
The package rate is based on two people who are travelling together. For singles or groups of three or more please enquire. 

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