Mareeba Travel Guide

  • Rock Wallaby Granite Gorge by aussirose
    Rock Wallaby Granite Gorge by aussirose
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  • Golden Drop Wines Mareeba by aussirose
    Golden Drop Wines Mareeba by aussirose
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  • Reflection photo Jaques Coffee Mareeba - aussirose
    Reflection photo Jaques Coffee Mareeba -...
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Mareeba Things to Do

  • Mareeba Scarcrow Family.

    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...

  • Golden Drop Winery

    The golden drop winery is a fun visit.The mango and other products (cello's,) are well worth sampling and purchasing.The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and not pushy.

  • Jaques Coffee Plantation

    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 the Mareeba Market's

    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.

  • Golden Drop Mango Winery Mareeba

    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...

  • Rock Wallabies Granite Gorge Mareeba

    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...

  • Basalt Creek Mareeba by aussirose

    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...

  • Golden Drop Vineyard is pure Gold.

    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...

  • Mareeba Scarecrows - Great Tourist...

    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...

  • Coffee Works Mareeba QLD

    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...

  • Mareeba Heritage Museum

    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...

  • Jaques Coffee, Mareeba QLD

    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...

  • Meet the Mareeba Rock Wallabies and...

    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...

  • Weird and wonderful boulders at the...

    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...

  • Mareeba street walk,as good as a gym.

    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.

  • Marvelous Mareeba Heritage Museum

    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...

  • Travel music with Colly Dolly

    Wow!!!!I reckon this place is very special indeed.If you are interested in CD's and also DVD's I recommend to stop off in Mareeba just to go and visit Colly Dolly.She has a rare collection of Indigenous & Australian Artists singing country and also Reggae & world music.If she hasn't got the one you want in stock she will get it for you,no probs.If...

  • Rodeo

    Fantastic, in a word.I visited on July 16th 2005.Cost us AU$20 for a days pass. It does last two days so you can buy passes for both, camping is included in the price, they have shower blocks. It is cheaper if you come after 4pm.There's beer tents, lots of food stalls, I had curry and rice for AU$5, I bought a t-shirt, kids one for AU$7. There's...


Mareeba Restaurants

  • Wonderful country atmosphere

    Great place for a refreshing drink. It's in the main street and the service is very friendly.Not a bad menu either if you are looking for a place for a meal. It all looked good to me :)

  • Wonderful food in a wonderful atmosphere

    The food here is great, very well priced, excellently presented, and served in a wonderful setting.You can eat, on the patio or in the garden.Would certainly eat here again.Seniors card discounts available here as well as an added bonus.

  • Tasty lunches on the verandah.

    The kiosk at Granite Gorge Nature Park serves light tasty lunches,ice creams,tea and coffee,cold drinks and snack food.They also sell wallaby food at $1 per bag for you to feed the little rock wallabies that live here.What makes it so special is it is in the Nature Park which provides the true beauty of nature.Sitting under the protected verandah...


Mareeba Shopping

  • CD's and DVD's, buy here

    Colly Dolly is a CD and DVD shop with a few more products.Great prices for all merchandise.Extremly friendly service. CD's, DVD's natural products Less than normal

  • Wonderful wood ware

    The wood ware is wonderful here. The items are individual and very special. I would definatly recomend their wares. Wood ware

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Mareeba Off The Beaten Path

  • Highlander Tavern Julatten

    Not far out of Mareeba is the turn off to the coast. However we continued up the road to Cooktown. On the way back from Cooktown we turned off and headed towards Mossman/Daintree on the coast. About 10 minutes along the road we came to the quaint town of Julatten. I liked saying that name.... Julatten....nice! :o) The others thought that was funny...

  • Walk among the native plants at Yuraga

    Only 10 minutes drive from Mareeba township you will come across a native plant nursery at Walkamin called Yuruga Nursery.It is a specialist native plant nursery and for those interested in Australian species then look no further. They grow plants to suit all micro climate in North QLD. They say they have over 500 different species at any given...

  • Free Camping

    We'd just finished at the Rodeo and heard from friends in Carins that all the hostels were booked up due to Universtiy games so we carried on the road to find a camping spot. There's not many places you can camp by the side of the road, the police don't like it really. We luckly found the Rocky Creek Memorial Park (on the Kennedy Highway), pulled...


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