Fruit Forest Farm

Fruit Forest Farm, East Feluga: Hours, Address, Fruit Forest Farm Reviews: 5/5

Fruit Forest Farm
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Saturday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Awaken your senses and learn about a world of exotic fruits, plants and wildlife...Fruit Forest Farm’s tour will transport you to an exotic oasis, flourishing with a bounty of exotic fruits, plants and a rich cultural history.The tour is an all weather tractor and trailer experience. You’ll experience exotic fruit farming first-hand and enjoy a refreshing exotic fruit drink on arrival.
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2-3 hours
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia5,685 contributions
Fruits of the Tropics
Jun. 2021 • Family
I read about this tour online and signed up to do it with my parents while staying in Mission Beach for the weekend. The tour was excellent & included 2 hrs 45 minutes of exotic fruit tasting through a tropical orchard with Fruit Farm owner Peter (who only does tours occasionally) and his right hand man Luie.

It started off with intros and a glass of Soursop fruit juice before heading onto a large tractor for a drive through the orchard. On the way we stopped and saw/tasted a huge variety of fruits - Malay apple, Vanilla bean, Jackfruit, Native pepper, Kumquat, Yellow Sapote ( which was served as dip with crackers!), West Indian limes, Fingerlime, Coffee beans, Camellia (used for tea), Chocolate/cacao pods, Sandpaper fig, Rambutan, Breadfruit, Starfruit, Abiu, Black sapote (made into mousse with cream and Tia Maria!), Pomelo (my fave) and Miracle fruit (which makes beer and wine taste sweet several hours after tasting)

We also saw a pig trap (36 caught in 18 months), photos of wild dingos and photos of cassowaries which are frequently seen in the orchard (the cassowaries are quite common and enjoy the fruit). There was also a demonstration of old aboriginal stone axes which was interesting.

Only negative was the noise and constant misbehaving of some young kids on the tour. They were too young and got bored and made made it hard to hear the commentary. I think kids under 6 shouldn’t go on the tour & it should probably be a rule.

We learned that the regular tours will stop next year due to how busy farm is currently, so I highly recommend a trip to Mission Beach before they cease.
Written 18 July 2021
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Thanks for your thorough review! Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience.
Written 29 July 2021
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ThoaiQLD
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
Family fun tropical fruit tour!
May 2021
The best tropical fruits tour I’ve been on. Thank you, Warren and Ben for a fun day out and my whole family loved the tour. It was informative, it was fun and the most tastiest tour we have been to.
Written 16 May 2021
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Thanks for your positive feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the experience.
Written 29 July 2021
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Truus B
Wongaling Beach, Australia537 contributions
Educational and fun
Apr. 2019 • Friends
Took four friends on this popular tour and although some baulk at the $48 price, you get value for money. Tour took nearly 3 hours and we must have tasted at least 10 different fruits. Started off with a delicious refreshing drink if soursop. Allison and Warren gave us a great insight of the farm and the drive through the rainforest was beautiful.
Written 21 April 2019
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Thank you for your review 🙂 We're glad you enjoyed your Fruit Forest Farm experience.
Written 10 May 2019
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Joy P
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a fascinating tour
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We spent 2 ½ interesting hours yesterday at this attraction in the company of Warren and Skye on their intriguing property in FNQ The tour through the forest and exotic fruit orchards was informative and very interesting. We taste fruits we had never tried before and enjoyed the generous hospitality of Warren and Skye. We can thoroughly recommend this tour It is worth doing!
Written 28 July 2018
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Hi Joy, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you and your husband and learn that you have in fact bought some of our fruit at the end of the supply chain - in a fruit shop in Melbourne! Warren and I had a great time touring with you and the group - it was a fun afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Kind regards, Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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FamilytravellerTX
Biloxi, MS87 contributions
So much fun
Jul. 2018 • Family
We loved our visit to the Fruit Forest Farm. The owners were so kind, generous & seriously entertaining! The fruit was amazing. Thank you!
Written 22 July 2018
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We're glad you enjoyed yourself. Having fun is a top priority for us and our tour guests! Thanks for your review. Kind regards, Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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jlkim23
Sydney, Australia68 contributions
Interesting tour of the fruits!
Jul. 2018
The tour is very well run and the majority of the fruits grown on their farm I had never tasted before! My favourites were the abiu and dragonfruit (purple variety)! They provided explanations of the fruits, the history and the workings of the farm and also showed us Aboriginal tools they discovered along the way; there is a great respect to the Indigenous owners of the land. Very much recommend the tour and only wished I could purchase some abiu fruit back home!
Written 7 July 2018
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Hi Jenna, Thanks for your review and recommending our tour. Abiu and Dragonfruit are two of my favourties too ;) Abiu certainly is delicious! We currently send to Melbourne and Brisbane only unfortunately (fortunate for some in those cities though!). Kind regards, Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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Bernadette D
Kyogle, Australia89 contributions
Must see Tropical Fruit Farm
Jun. 2018
Todays visit to Peter & Alison Salleras Fruit Forest Farm was awesome. Their passion in trialing and growing commercially a large range of exotic tropical fruits was so inspiring. After experiencing the full fury of Category 5 Cyclone Yasi in 2011 Peter and Allison were not deterred but actually inspired to future proof their orchard by establishing all new planting’s using Tatura trellessing. We were at the tail end of the wet season fruiting, but still managed to taste amazing Abiu, Soursops, Durian, Jackfruit, Rollinia, Mangosteen, Breadfruit, Cacao, Black Sapote, Breadnut, Cupuassu, Thai Guava, Pomelo and Canistel. It was great to finally meet the Salleras’ that I have heard so much about. They are so generous with their knowledge and their lifetime dedication to trialing and implementing new ways of growing Tropical fruits is so inspiring. If you are ever visiting North Qld you have to book into one of their Saturday afternoon Farm Tours.
Written 9 June 2018
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Hi Bernadette Thank you for your wonderful review. My parents Peter and Alison have established an amazing farm and family business. Their passion, resilience and energy is inspiring for my husband Warren and I. The tours give a great insight into all facets of farming and the fruits taste delicious which is a bonus!! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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Anita V
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True Rainforest Fruit
May 2018 • Friends
We decided to do something different then the regular Tours in the area. We don't regret it for one bit. Peter and Allison share their passion in a brilliant way and the fruit is delicious! Would recommend everyone to visit this place.
Written 4 June 2018
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Thanks for your review Anita. Our tour is definitely a unique experience - glad you enjoyed yourself :) Kind regards Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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Flange2020
Melbourne, Australia352 contributions
Good value for 2-3 hours worth plus plenty of tasting.
May 2018 • Family
Darn,no durian ripe the day we visited.

SUPER TIP! Sit down the back on the right hand side of trailor, otherwise all you will taste is deisel fumes from the tractor exhaust that pokes backwards on left hand front..

Had a fun 2-3 hours here on the tractor ride around the vast property.
No need to walk the steep rainforests as this trip drives you through some rough and steep terrian to see it all.
Tried many different fruits,some great, some bloody aweful. (Most uctually)
Guide was fun and we even saw a cassuary between the rows.
Now I know why many are not on supermarket shelves, but fun to see funny reactions of people trying
Were greeted with a drink at the start that tasted like melte lemon gelati,great!
Written 27 May 2018
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Hi Wayne, Thanks for your review. You'll have to make a return visit for some freshly picked durian - there's nothing quite like it! Your tip is appreciated - we are continually fine tuning our farm tours to ensure it's an enjoyable experience for everyone. It's great you were lucky enough to see one of our resident cassowaries. Lemon gelati is a nice interpretation of the soursop drink you were greeted with on arrival. See you next durian season ;) Kind regards, Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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yen4u
Melbourne, Australia111 contributions
MUST DO!!! Amazing exotic tropical fruits!
Apr. 2018 • Friends
We have not even heard of some of the tropical fruits we tasted on the tour. Peter and Alison are wonderful hosts and they are passionate about their fruits. They have a wide range of exotic fruits on their farm. They made the tour interesting and fun and impressed us with their knowledge of the different varieties and origins of the fruits, not to mention Alison’s culinary skills in cooking with the fruits. This is a MUST DO tour. Well worth the almost 2 hours drive from Cairns. Thank you Peter and Alison. Our best wishes and looking forward to joining your tour again if/when we visit Cairns again. Regards, Yen, Mei and Gaik.
Written 9 May 2018
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Thanks for your review Yen, and driving from Cairns to experience our Farm Tour. It's well worth the drive ;) My folks Peter and Alison do an amazing job. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Kind regards Skye
Written 10 August 2018
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Fruit Forest Farm is open:
  • Sat - Sat 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm