LIFESTYLE

Enjoy the best of our relaxed, tropical lifestyle

Exotic flavours are plentiful in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region where incredible fish, crayfish and prawns are harvested from the sea and an array of tropical produce is grown on the land. Join a tour or drive along a food and wine trail taking in exotic fruit wineries, ice creameries, coffee plantations and tropical fruit farms.

Local produce is on display in the heart of Cairns city at the farmers’ markets where you can discover new tastes such as mangosteen or spice up your holiday with locally grown pepper, cardamom, ginger and the heady scent of fresh herbs.

The Atherton Tablelands is the food bowl of the region and where you can get everything you need for a great cuppa – tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Visit a dairy to try their cheese and yoghurt, a smokehouse for cured meats or an aquaculture farm for red claw and barramundi.

New flavours grown in the Daintree include cocoa and vanilla which many local chefs mix with the region’s sugar to turn into exquisite chocolates and desserts. Traditional Indigenous flavours like lemon aspen and Davidson’s plum also are popular ingredients for chefs.

With such good quality produce, it is no wonder there is an enormous choice of restaurants featuring tropical and international cuisine as well as traditional Australian bush tucker flavours.

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Skybury Cafe & Roastery

Serving hot and cold drinks, freshly roasted coffee straight from the farm, yummy cakes, scones and snacks, as well as i... read more

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Tamarind Restaurant

An exotic sensory feast awaits diners at the multi-award winning Tamarind, signature restaurant of Cairns’ Reef Hotel ... read more

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Sweet Farm Tours

Sweet Farm Tours is a unique Australian Farm Gate experience offering an educational journey covering everything you eve... read more

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Food Trail Tours

2002Food Trail Tours was founded by a long time local, Warwick James. Our original tour included: Tropical fruit wines ... read more

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Dundee’s Restaurant On The Waterfront

We have been operating in Cairns for 28 years and for the past 7 years have been situated on the waterfront.  We have 5... read more

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Castaways Resort & Spa

Castaways Resort & Spa offers a wide range of accommodation, with 48 luxury Beachfront rooms and self-contained apar... read more

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Coffee Works

Coffee Works is a Family Owned and Operated Boutique Coffee Roasting, Chocolaterie and Tourism Business attracting aroun... read more