While not big on wineries, Childers is big on flavour and you’ll find four innovative winemakers around this charming country town. Grab a car, take a day and travel along the Childers Wine Trail which measures some 20km long.
This journey starts at the southern end of Childers at Hill of Promise Winery where the winemakers offer a first-hand “grape to glass” experience.
Your second stop on this discovery tour is Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits, at Doolbi. Not only can you enjoy tasting the liqueurs made on site from strawberry, hibiscus and pineapple, but exotic fruits such as jaboticaba.
Brierley Wines is just off the Bruce Highway and along a sandstone ridge with views of Kullogum State Forest.
Finish at the French-inspired Vintners Secret Vineyard.
Promise Winery, 8 Mango Hill Drive, Childers
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.