Mareeba Things to Do

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    Mareeba Scarcrow Family.

    by stevemt Written Dec 1, 2014

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    The Mareeba Scarcrow Family are located outside a property on the road from Kuranda/Cairns.

    It started with just the parents. Locals clothed them, Then they got married, had children that are now growing.

    Well worth a photo shoot when passing.

    They are very well done indeed.

    Apparently there was a local uproar when they were stolen once, but luckily they were found and restored.

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    Jaques Coffee Plantation

    by stevemt Updated Nov 30, 2014

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    Jaques coffee plantation is a little way outside the town, but well worth the visit.

    The Jaques family has been growing coffee here, and were the plantation to develop the worlds first mechanical coffee harvester. Currently, it is the third generation of the family that are farming here with over 85000 arabica coffee trees on the plantation.

    Also visit their café, wonderful food, and you get seniors discount with the appropriate seniors card.

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    Visit the Mareeba Market's

    by stevemt Written Nov 29, 2014

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    The Mareeba markets are well worth a visit. They are a typical country market, very comprehensive and very good quality.

    The fresh produce is wonderful, there is wonderful hand crafts and superb wood ware.

    2nd & 5th Saturday mornings 7am to noon.

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    Golden Drop Mango Winery Mareeba

    by aussirose Updated Sep 21, 2014

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    We had planned to go to the Mareeba markets but when we got there they said it was on the next weekend. That actually turned out well as instead we went for a random drive around town and discovered a sign and road leading to the Golden Drop.

    Not really thinking that Mango Wine would taste so good, we ventured in for a sample or two..... maybe a few more.... but hey, who's counting? :o)

    How nice was it? Yummy!! The Golden Drop Mango Winery makes wines, port, sparkling and fortified cellos. I bought medium wine, sparkling and port. The staff were friendly and gave us a discount as we explained all about vt and that we would give them a good review. Oh and plus between us we bought a lot ;o)

    aussirose, tropicrd, al2401, VT Flag @ Golden Drop Mango flower close up by aussirose, Golden Drop PJ enjoys some Golden Drop Mango Port bijo69 likes Mango Wine, Golden Drop Mareeba Mangoes, Golden Drop Winery Mareeba by aussirose
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    Rock Wallabies Granite Gorge Mareeba

    by aussirose Updated Sep 21, 2014

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    Granite Gorge is the home of the cute rock wallaby. They are friendly and will come right up to you. You can buy little special pellets to feed them and they are most active at dusk.

    Check out the look on this tourist's face :o) Priceless!!

    Granite Gorge in fact teems with wildlife including all kinds of birds, lizards, possums, gliders etc. You can also rock hop, canoe, cave, hike and just enjoy the great Australian outback. There are also camping facilities. Given the chance again, I would definitely stay here overnight.

    We enjoyed a picnic of crackers, cheese and sparkling mango wine whilst viewing the fabulous sunset.

    Rock Wallaby Granite Gorge by aussirose Rock Wallaby Granite Gorge by aussirose Granite Gorge wine & cheese picnic by aussirose Granite Gorge Rock Wallabies by aussirose Granite Gorge rock hopping by aussirose
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    Basalt Creek Mareeba by aussirose

    by aussirose Written Sep 20, 2014

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    We went on a discovery drive around the back streets of Mareeba and came across this nice creek.

    We were greeted by ducks, geese, chooks and birds. This was when we discovered another great quality in Dorrise (tropicrd). After our stop here we nicknamed Dorrise the Chook whisperer haha.
    More about that in the travelogue below.

    Anyway, if you have kids this would be a nice stop for a picnic.

    Basalt Creek Mareeba by aussirose Basalt Creek Mareeba by aussirose Basalt Creek Mareeba by aussirose Basalt Creek Mareeba by aussirose bijo69 having picnic at Basalt Creek Mareeba
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    Golden Drop Vineyard is pure Gold.

    by tropicrd Written Sep 20, 2014

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    The Golden Drop vineyard is really a great place to visit in Mareeba and the Mango wine is fantastic..I don't think you will leave this place without being impressed. You will get a warm welcome from Barbara or the manager Lucy Nastasi.

    The trees are beautifully planted row after row and in perfect lines.

    Enjoy the wine tasting and the vineyards history. They will post orders worldwide and also can order online.

    I purchased a bottle of the liqueur which is divine especially on icecream.

    Golden Drop Mango's
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    Mareeba Scarecrows - Great Tourist Attraction

    by aussirose Written Sep 19, 2014

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    Scarecrows in Mareeba? Sure!.... Mareeba is a small country town with everything!! :o)

    Being a country town with all sorts of local crops, you need a few scarecrows to keep the local bird population away and the little town of Mareeba has nailed it!!
    Of course this is also a great tourist attraction. Imagine driving along vast country road without much to look at and all of a sudden coming across this unusual spectacle ;o)

    Our host tropicrd (Dorrise) knew exactly where they were and suddenly veered off the road and came to a screaming halt. There before us was the famous scarecrow family of Mareeba lol.

    Well this provided us with a welcome photo opportunity and boy did we make the most of it haha :o) VA's had a ball!! I encourage you to read the Mareeba Scarecrow story on the link below. What a fun way to break up the long journey to our first stop of the day.

    Scarecrows of Mareeba QLD by aussirose Scarecrows of Mareeba QLD by aussirose Basaic & grandson love Little Ky scarecrow Mareeba aussirose & VA's check out Scarecrows Mareeba QLD tropicrd & VA's check out Scarecrows Mareeba QLD
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    Coffee Works Mareeba QLD

    by aussirose Updated Sep 19, 2014

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    Coffee Works is easy find and right in the centre of Mareeba. Unlike Jaques Coffee which is a family owned business, Coffee Works is more commercial. Sorry Coffee Works, I prefer Jaques.

    Anyway, Coffee Works is definitely worth a visit as the shady verandah out the back is peaceful and has a lovely ambience..... a great place to enjoy that coffee pickup mid morning :o) If you are into buying quaint gifts, then they have EVERYTHING! OMG!! I could have spent a fortune in this place! :o)

    And if you have done the coffee tour at Jaques, then it is not worth it to do it again at Coffee Works. Hope this helps.

    Coffee Works Mareeba QLD by aussirose Dorrise (tropicrd) and va's Coffee Works Mareeba Mareeba Coffee Works by aussirose
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    Mareeba Heritage Museum

    by aussirose Written Sep 19, 2014

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    Mareeba Heritage Museum - what a great place!! I don't do Museums in every town I visit. I am selective. History is not one of my favourite subjects :o) But I can recommend Mareeba Heritage Museum as it is spacious, nicely represented with interesting info on the signs and has interactive exhibits - in other words they talk to you. Check out my video.

    We had a special time at Mareeba Heritage Museum as Dorrise (tropicrd) arranged for us to have lunch with Mareeba Mayor Tom. What a privilege! :o) Tom was so nice and even though he was busy (took a couple of phone calls during our half an hour lunch) he still made time in his day to chat with some lowly vt'ers ;o) He even held our va's!! How good is that?!! :o)

    Anyway, Mareeba Heritage Museum should be on your itinerary when visiting Mareeba. We spoke to an overseas couple who enjoyed it that much that they spent 2 hours there.

    aussirose meets Mareeba Mayor Tom Heritage Museum Mareeba Heritage Museum - must visit by aussirose Interractive displays Mareeba Heritage Museum Little old street at Mareeba Heritage Museum Back in the old days - Mareeba Heritage Museum
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    Jaques Coffee, Mareeba QLD

    by aussirose Updated Sep 19, 2014

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    The story goes like this - "Nat Jaques was born in Arusha,Tanzania and brought up on the family coffee plantation on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. His wife Linda born on the Island of Zanzibar was brought up on tea estates in the Highlands of Kenya." This couple moved to Australia in the 1980's with a dream.

    After hard yakka (work) and a lot of disappointment along the way, and with soul wrenching determination, this couple achieved their dream and Jaques Coffee is today a thriving family business.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the plantation starting off with a video, then checking out the world's first coffee harvester designed and made by the family, to a lovely tour of the plantation in their little visitors bus. Finished off with a Jaques Coffee and a bit of coffee induced arty photography (check out the travelogue)...... our time here was priceless! I bought some coffee and a nice purple coffee travel mug.

    You simply cannot travel to Mareeba and not go to Jaques Coffee!!!

    aussirose with Linda Jaques as Jaques Coffee QLD Jaques Coffee Mareeba QLD by aussirose Basaic loves Jaques Coffee by aussirose Jaques Coffee Mareeba QLD by aussirose Worlds First Coffee Harvester Jaques Coffee QLD
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    Meet the Mareeba Rock Wallabies and other wildlife

    by tropicrd Written Oct 19, 2012

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    What a delightful experience being with these rare little indigenous Mareeba rock wallabies. The Granite Gorge Nature park is home to this mob and they are free to go where they please.

    Whatever you do please do not feed them human food the kiosk at reception offers the visitor bags of food costing $1 so you can hand feed them,watch out though because they can hop up to another wallaby and bump them out of the way quite physically to get fed...because they hop straight toward you at an alarming speed they may give you a bit of a scare. Sit down on a rock or log and they will come to you,remember these creatures are wild and this is not a zoo.

    As you go on the walks throughout the boulders you will see them sleeping in the shade under the rock ledges or under the native trees.

    Please make sure you wear strong walking shoes as the boulders can be slippery due to the dry sand in the area. A hat and water is also suggested even though the walks are not long they can be quite tiring. This is not suitable for Wheelchairs or prams...there is an area near the reception/kiosk where people with disabilities or for those who may not like walking over the boulders can feed the wallabies too.

    This area also has large cages that house birds and other wildlife.

    So if you are in Far North QLD and want an up close and personal experience with wildlife then this is the place.

    Don't forget your camera.

    Rare Rock Wallabies Picture perfect Rare and wild Mareeba rock wallabies VT meeting with  rare Mareeba wallabies. Up close and personal.
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    Weird and wonderful boulders at the Gorge.

    by tropicrd Written Oct 19, 2012

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    If you want to see something unique then I suggest you take a trip to Granite Gorge Nature Park 12 klm west of Mareeba, Far North Queensland.

    What a gem to find on the Cairns Tablelands and you will honestly be transported into a magical landscape and a world apart from anywhere else I have visited in this area.

    The shape of the huge boulders need to be seen to be believed and your imagination will come up with all kinds of names for them,though some of them are self explanatory like 'Whale rock' and 'Split rock'.

    When you stand on some of these boulders they stretch out as far as you can see and the vista across the Mareeba valley is stunning. Of course you must be careful rock hopping as they can be slippery due to the sand rather than being wet as Mareeba is usually dry all year round.

    This Park offers 3 different walks approx 1klm each but remember these walks are not flat so you need to be fit to get up and down them. The volcanic terrain has creek beds and native trees throughout and Granite Creek and the weir offers lots of safe swimming spots which are crocodile free.The wildlife is incredible.

    The last 5klm is a dirt road but is suitable for caravans and conventional cars.

    There is a small entry fee $7.50 per person.

    Because there is so much to share about this incredible place I need to break my reviews into segments so please take a look at my following pages which will include camping and cabin facilities etc.

    Please note..the boulder treks are unsuitable for wheelchairs/prams but there are good areas around the park entrance where the wild animals often come.

    Magical Granite Gorge Granite Gorge boulders Simply wonderful Meet the rare rock wallabies. Whale rock
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    Mareeba street walk,as good as a gym.

    by tropicrd Written Sep 12, 2012

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    If you want to keep fit then park your car at one end of the main street in Mareeba and walk the full length and back.This is a real workout because it is a very very long street that goes from one end of the town to the other end.

    I must admit it would be a bit tougher to walk in the summer time.

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    Marvelous Mareeba Heritage Museum

    by tropicrd Written Sep 10, 2012

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    Mareeba,not only is it the gateway to Cape York Peninsular it is a diverse area to explore the Queensland outback.The Mareeba Heritage Museum and information centre is a great place to find out what is on and how the early pioneers lived.The exhibitions are interactive and is one of the best country museums I have been to.You will be surprised at the history of Mareeba from the first train ambulance, tobacco fields etc but what really interested me was the early white settlers on Aboriginal lands.
    Some of the displays had digeridoos but I have been told (from indigenous people) that digeridoos are from the Northern Territory not Queensland,so some of this particular history is not accurate.

    If you really want to see a great museum I recommend this one. Have fun with the interactive statues,they will talk to you when you go near them.
    It is a free museum although they do have a donation box if you choose to donate.Reading the visitors book is interesting too.

    The gateway to the Cape York Peninsular. An old wheelbarrow Having fun with the interactive cowboys,they talk. Some of the indigenous displays The Outhouse or the 'Dunny's'
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