It’s not well known but North Queensland is one of the many wine regions in Australia. Up here you won’t find your stock standard Chardonnay or Shiraz as these progressive winemakers are looking towards the use of tropical fruit to create their Wine, Port and Liqueurs. So you won’t find vineyards here you’ll find fruit orchards full of mangos, bananas, lychees, pineapples, passionfruit and all the tropical fruits you can imagine. But don’t worry you won’t feel like you’re drinking a fruit salad.
Many of the wineries are located a short driving distance from Cairns and take a minimum 30 minutes by car and a maximum of 2 hours. It’s not only a great way to explore the local delicacies but also a great way to discover the surrounding Cairns area.