Set at the foot of Mount Uncle in the Atherton Tablelands, among beautifully landscaped gardens, the scenery at Mt Uncle Distillery alone is a good enough excuse to visit. Wander among the banana, avocado and macadamia trees, with the resident peacocks, and say hello to the alpacas, donkeys, and goats. But it’s the award-winning spirits and liqueurs of the Far North’s only distillery that are the real drawcard, with its gins probably the most well-known of the range. Drop by the cellar door to taste a few samples. Mt. Uncle also produces rum, sugar cane spirit, and the world’s only marshmallow liqueur. Pre-booked tours are available.
And if you have a sweet tooth, the café boasts over 50 teas to try or buy, plus a selection of homemade desserts. Bridges Bar & Restaurant is also open for lunch from 12.00 - 2.00pm (closed Monday and public holidays). Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
So, whether you’re keen on tasting cane spirit, settling back with a glass of wine, or you prefer a sugar hit, there’s bound to be a little treat that’ll take your fancy.