Tablelands Tours and Transfers
Darrin takes his local knowledge of the area and his personable ability to be able to relate to others very seriously, yet he still manages to keep you smiling with his sharp sense of humour. Nothing is too much trouble -- he'll pick you up from home or your accommodation on the Tablelands, take the time to listen to your requests, and create a trip to suit your needs. Be it a tour or a transfer, he'll give you an experience that you will remember for all the right reasons for a long time, and he will hopefully see you come back again.
Darrin's approachability, personality and work ethics have stemmed from a wide variety of life and work experiences meaning his desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and walks of life makes his job as a tour/transfer operator easy and something he enjoys. Trips include a Heritage Tour, Rainforest Tour, Savannah Tour, Waterfall Tour (highly recommended) or a design it yourself tour.
Alan's Wildlife Tours
Alan Gillanders is a local tablelander who grew up on western Cape York Peninsula. His interest in natural history has been life long. While earning his living as a teacher, Alan led botanical, geological and birding tours for various local, interstate and international interest groups and operators. He has been a national park volunteer for two decades, leading many public activities including spotlighting tours and has a wealth of amusing stories from personal experience to illustrate his points about the plants and animals his guests see.
Well worth a drive and only an hour from Cairns on the lush tropical Atherton Tablelands you will find a dairy farm that has opened the doors, or rather their gates, to the public. With the farming enterprise positioned half way between Atherton and Malanda you will be pleasantly surprised to find a fully operational dairy farm; a gourmet cheese factory; a sensational café/restaurant; and last but not least the most beautiful hand-crafted chocolate.
Gallo Dairyland is a family owned and operated business spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil. The dairy farm milks on average 500 cows twice a day.
Giovanni Gallo emigrated from Italy back in the 1920’s and after years of working the land and growing vegetables Giovanni purchased the farm in 1937. Visitors get to see how the age old method of cheese making has evolved over the years to be come a complex and innovative process. With European cheese makers developing new and unusual cheeses, alongside the old favourites, a visit to Gallo Dairyland is not only informative it is fascinating and - very - tasty. Open daily 9.30 - 4.00pm