Visitors to enjoy a taste of the region’s produce

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 www.sarinasugarshed.com.au and select the Tours tab – ‘Farm Food and Flavours’.

Mackay Aussie Farm and Drinks Tour

Mackay Farm Food and Flavours Tour

Mackay Day in the Clouds Paddock to Plate Tour

Mackay Fruits of the Region Farm & Tastings Tour

Bookings essential. Tours subject to availability.

For more details about our event please head to our events page here.

Media Interviews: Glenys Mansfield 0427 657 700

Alternative Contact: Deb McLucas 0428 380 191

Photos attached:

North Mackay State High School – Cert 2 Tourism Students discussing with Deb McLucas the agritourism opportunities in our region and the impact this has on farming communities. Students visited the Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market on Wednesday 22nd May to meet farmers and learn more about the up and coming farm tours.