Visitors to enjoy a taste of the region’s produce

Published: 22 May 2019

Plans are on track for a juicy development in the local food and agritourism scene, bringing food loving tourists onto farms across the region.

Seventeen separate tours have been finalised in the past month and the first is set to depart on Friday, 31st May, with tickets now on sale for these full day foodie bus tours.

The tours are hosted by the Greater Whitsunday Food Network and feature farms where visitors will learn about a range of agricultural industries including beef, dairy, sugar, strawberries, mangoes, pork, free range eggs and much more.

Sarina Sugar Shed and Goanna Brewing feature in two of the tours, while Platypus Restaurant and Café and The Old Station Teahouse are other stops on several others.

Tasting treats and finding hidden foodie treasures will be a highlight for those who venture off the regular beaten tourist path and organisers are excited by the prospect of showcasing some of the best local produce and food we have to offer visitors to the Mackay region.

Tour dates are listed below. To book tour tickets, visit and select the Tours tab – ‘Farm Food and Flavours’.

Mackay Aussie Farm and Drinks Tour

  • Friday, 31st May 2019
  • Thursday, 13th June 2019
  • Saturday, 13th July 2019
  • Friday, 26th July 2019
  • Tuesday, 13th August 2019
  • Saturday, 24th August 2019
  • Friday, 20th September 2019

Mackay Farm Food and Flavours Tour

  • Thursday, 27th June 2019

Mackay Day in the Clouds Paddock to Plate Tour

  • Tuesday, 25th June 2019
  • Saturday, 6th July 2019
  • Friday, 9th August 2019
  • Thursday, 26th September 2019

Mackay Fruits of the Region Farm & Tastings Tour

  • Tuesday, 4th June 2019
  • Tuesday, 11th June 2019
  • Tuesday, 16th July 2019
  • Tuesday, 30th July 2019
  • Tuesday, 20th August 2019

Bookings essential. Tours subject to availability.