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Mouth-watering Food Destinations in Queensland

9 Jun 2015

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Famous for its sunny climate, Queensland’s cities and towns are home to some of the country’s most beloved high-quality produce. Pick fruit, eat delicious samples and learn more about the food and drink production process – wherever you are in the state, you’re sure to be within driving distance of farms, cafés, shops and factories that make for a great day out or weekend away. To discover all there is to see, eat and drink, top up your fuel, whip out your GPS and get ready, because we have your road trip covered!


Atherton Tablelands

Whether you’re a local to the Atherton Tablelands or are just visiting, there are some great places to go to try some fresh food straight from the farm. Here are some popular destinations in FNQ.


Gallo Dairyland

Set on 1,000 acres of rich, red volcanic soil, this dairy farm offers high-quality grazing for hundreds upon hundreds of cows. With more than 500 cows milked daily, there’s lots of fresh milk to try, as well as the chance to see the age-old method of cheese making in action. See how new and unusual cheeses are brought to life - the Gallo Dairyland dairy farm is as fascinating as it is tasty!

Address: Atherton Malanda Rd & E Barron Rd, East Barron QLD 4883



Are you a big fan of tea, or anything to do with tea? Then a visit to the Nerada Visitor’s Centre is definitely a must. With their tea plantation open to the public from Monday to Friday, you can take a trip out to see how tea is grown and processed. Tour the factory and pick up some fresh tea or a souvenir from the gift shop. After a big day, you can sit back and sip on some tea brewed fresh from the plantation. Also keep an eye out for the elusive tree kangaroos that are said to reside in the area!

Address: 933 Glen Allyn Rd, Glen Allyn QLD 4885



Located on the Whitsunday coast, Bowen offers stunning scenery, clear oceans and great hidden gems. A town icon, the Big Mango should be on your list of destinations if you’re visiting or just passing through Bowen. Stop by, take some photos, taste some yummy mango sorbet and pick up some souvenirs from the visitor’s centre. It’s never a bad time to show your appreciation for this well-loved fruit!

Address: Tourism Bowen, Bruce Highway, Bowen QLD 4805



Similar to the Big Mango in Bowen, Kingaroy’s The Peanut Van is a must-see town attraction for visitors. Established in 1969, this award-winning vendor is in the heart of Queensland’s peanut capital, with vans in both Kingaroy and Childers. The Peanut Van retails more than 100 tonnes of peanuts every year and flavours include garlic, chilli, horseradish, mussaman curry, sweet chilli and lime, and salt and vinegar. Don’t miss out!

Address: 77 Kingaroy St, Kingaroy QLD 4610