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Mareeba

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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day52

    Jaques Coffee

    October 30 in Australia

    Heute am freien Tag haben wir die Kaffee Plantage von Jaques Coffee besucht.
    Es gab leckereren Kaffee und interessante Infos über den Kaffeeanbau . Kaffee Likör haben wir auch probiert. 😊 Sehr lecker aber, wie jeder hochprozentigere Alkohol in Australien einfach zu teuer um sich da einfach mal so eine ganze Flasche von zu kaufen. 🙄
    Danach ging es zu dem Davies Fall schwimmen, da man bei über 30 Grad eine Erfrischung gut gebrauchen konnte.Read more

  • Day40

    Eine Runde Rodeo bitte

    October 18 in Australia

    Nach unserem ersten 4wd Treck mit unseren Auto, einem gebrochen Stahlträger wo unser Dachzelt befestigt ist und einem völlig anders verlaufenden Tag gestern mit einer Nacht beim Rodeo Ground in Mareeba haben wir heute morgen die Rodeo Arena mal ein wenig als Platz für ein Fotoshooting genutzt. 😁

  • Day23

    Mareeba, Queensland

    June 12, 2015 in Australia

    CHARTERS TOWERS to MAREEBA 8/06/15 – 12/06/15

    HW. On the move again we headed for Undara Volcanic National Park which is about 380 km North of Charters Towers. This road into the National Park was sealed and we arrived late afternoon at the van park which was in a lovely bush setting. That evening we listened around the campfire to a ranger talk about the termite mounds which abound in the area. Next morning we had booked to go on a tour of the lava tubes. In this area there are several Lava Tube systems, one which stretches 160km is the world’s longest lava flow from a single volcano. Our guide took us into a couple of sections of a tube which is like a big tunnel through the basalt (lava) rock. It was formed as the lava flowed over the landscape millions of years ago and the surface cooled and became rock while beneath the lava continued to flow slowly, finally draining out and leaving the tunnel empty. The ceiling of the tunnel we were in was 30 – 40 metres above us in places. Really awesome! During the afternoon we did another bushwalk to a nearby lookout which gave views over the mostly flat, bushy landscape where other extinct volcanoes could be seen here and there in the distance. We had another evening by the campfire where a different ranger played guitar and sang a few songs.

    On our way out of Undara next morning we took a small detour to a spot where there is a walking trail to the top of another extinct volcano and walked around the rim. The crater is all filled with vegetation now but once again we had good views over the surrounding countryside. We continued our drive North and stopped at a free-camp near the town of Ravenshoe (pronounced Ravens-hoe we learned). After unhitching we drove a few kms up the road to have a look at Millstream Falls which are reputed to be the widest single drop falls in Australia. There was plenty of water running over them despite it being the dry season at the moment up here. Very pretty spot.

    The weather up this way has been pretty mild for the past week or so with most days around 24C and overnight about 15C (no heater required in the van now). The rain started at the free-camp and has continued on and off while we have moved on to Mareeba which is just past Atherton. We visited the centre of both towns and stocked up on groceries etc. in readiness for our Cape trek and also had a look around the local area which has pockets of rainforest amongst the farming land. One small rainforest near Atherton has a famous curtain fig tree (strangler fig) which is huge.

    FW. The road from Charters Towers to the Savannah Way narrows to 1 lane wide so when you meet oncoming traffic both cars have to take to the verges and when it’s a road train you pull over and stop. The signs tell you they do not move off the bitumen.
    The day before we reached Ravenshoe there was a terrible accident where a car careered into a shop and hit a gas cylinder which exploded, badly injuring a number of people. When we drove in the shop was all boarded up.
    Ravenshoe boasts the highest bar in Queensland. Ravenshoe to Atherton was a tricky drive due to the rain (yes real unseasonal rain) and hilly winding roads.
    Tomorrow we begin the assault on Cape York’s Peninsular Development dirt roads.
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  • Day47

    Coffee & Chocolate

    October 5 in Australia

    It was just lovely to sit outside this morning drinking my morning coffee under the awning and enjoying the already warm sunshine. Even more perfect was my scrambled eggs served to me - great start to the day!

    Today we decided to head to Mareeba, and we checked out a distillery there, set on a beautiful banana farm. We didn’t do tastings, just checked it out as a place we will come back to next week with our boy and my mum who are coming to stay with us in Cairns.

    Next we headed to Coffee Works where we did coffee, chocolate and liquor tastings, checked out the shop, tried more coffee, chocolate and liquor, checked out the coffee museum, tried more coffee, chocolate and liquor, watched a video about coffee and tried just a little more coffee, chocolate and liquor.

    After all the tastings it’s no wonder we had no appetite for lunch today!

    On the way home we did a bit of caravan shopping in Atherton and then headed back to potter around making dinner and fixing bits and pieces.

    We ate outside enjoying the cooling air before heading inside to chill out.

    Night night xx
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  • Day8

    Jaques Coffee plantation.

    August 8 in Australia

    Our second visit here. This is a well worth the short drive out of Mareeba to experience one of their coffees and a delicious scone.

    The Jaques family has fought great obstacles and seeing the short movie is well worthwhile. A true gritty story of battling nature, stupid beurocracy and government stupid that enters a new level of dumb.

  • Day82

    Jaques Coffee Plantation

    July 24 in Australia

    We watched a documentary giving a good overview of the coffee industry from seed to cup. It included the history of the Jaques Family and their struggle and tenacity to bounce back from ruin not once but three times!
    Superb staff, and excellent coffee.

    We said goodbye to Kevin,Rae,Richard and Trina yesterday after traveling with them for almost a month. We had some great times together and it was a bit emotional saying goodbye. Thanks you guys for all the planning. We were happy to follow.Read more

  • Day73

    Gallo dairy farm. Mareeba

    July 15 in Australia

    We stopped at this cheese, chocolate and dairy farm. We bought some nice cheese and chocolate, but the different thing about this place was the animals in pens around the property and a variety of different poultry. Also got to see the rotating milking machine - a first for me.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Mareeba, MRG

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