Savour the salty tang of a tiger prawn, slurp the sweet juice of a mangosteen or inhale the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Tropical North Queensland is where you can indulge in new tastes or revel in fresh, familiar flavours straight from the farm.
Discover exotic foods and wines at the source on a self-drive food trail. It’s as easy as downloading an app from Taste Paradise and take off on your own gourmet adventure.
Five trails wind through diverse landscapes from the mountains to the coast taking in tropical fruit wineries, tea and coffee plantations, dairy producers, fruit, veg and aquaculture farms, ice creameries, chocolate manufacturers and enticing restaurants.
Try lychees with chorizo, take your first bite of crocodile, have a chef whip up tempura redclaw with ginger and wild lime sauce or cool off with a mango daiquiri to celebrate the end of another delicious day in the tropics.
Located on Wharf Street in the heart of Port Douglas's dining district, 2 Fish is a seafood restaurant with a difference.
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Cooktown is one of Australia's exciting new destinations. If you are into history, botany, adventure, getting away from it all, seeing the rainforest and the outback or four-wheel driving then this is the trip for you.
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For an authentic Turkish experience in the heart of sunny Cairns, head down The Esplanade to Alla Turka where the music is loud, the food is hot and the welcome is warm.
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In the centre of the bustling Palm Cove Esplanade with spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Aloha Bar & Grill is a great place for a relaxed meal.
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Dining under the stars is something you just don't get to do much in the city, so when you're holidaying in a paradise like Palm Cove always opt for al fresco dining to embrace what the great outdoors has to offer.
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Cairns Esplanade is home to Barnacle Bill's Seafood Inn, a central Cairns hotspot, The Esplanade. The a la carte menu offers a broad range of Great Barrier Reef seafood, of course, so coral trout, crayfish, oysters and barramundi, among other varieties, are on the menu.
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The combination of stifling heat, traditional dishes and friendly service at Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant will make you think you've stepped off the plane straight into Bali.
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azaar Port Douglas re-creates a traditional marketplace with a new twist. Step inside the bustling Port Douglas restaurant and it's clear that it's the produce and flavours which are the heroes.
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In true Palm Cove style, Beach Almond Restaurant fuses relaxed Australian beach lifestyle and produce with traditional Asian flavours and cooking techniques.
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Discover truly tropical Port Douglas at the Beach Shack Restaurant where you'll find a wonderful mix of ambience, laid back Queensland style, combined with delicious cuisine.
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