Destination Daintree

Cape Trib Farm Exotic Fruit Tasting

Cape Trib Farm has been pioneering tropical and exotic fruits in Australia for over 40 years. Stimulated by what they saw on their travels through Asia in the 1970s, Colin and Dawn Gray established Cape Trib Farm in order to propagate some the most weird and wonderful fruit that wasn't available in Australia. Daughter Merran and her husband Jeremy bought the farm in 2016 and are continuing the journey. 

There are now over 70 different varieties of fruit growing on the property, with specialties including Durian, Soursop, Mamey Sapote, Black Sapote, Abiu, Pitaya, Maprang and the infamous Miracle Fruit. But what started as a hobby, with some varieties only having one or two individual specimens on the property, has also translated into a commercial orchard. Major crops currently include Durian, Mangosteen, Rambutan and Breadfruit which are wholesaled into capital city markets. 

Dawn originally ran Fruit Tasting from the early 1980s through to the mid-1990s as a means of imparting their knowledge and educating travellers on the exciting fruit available in the tropics; however, they took a breather when the commercial crops began to demand more of their time. For a period of 16 or so years, near neighbours Digby and Alison Gotts took up the fruit tasting mantel; when the Gotts sold their property in 2015 and fruit tasting at Cape Trib seemed destined to the archives, Jeremy & Merran seized the opportunity to resume fruit tasting. 

The families invite you to tantalise the taste buds and go on a tour around the world of tropical and exotic fruits. From the delectable chocolate pudding fruit, to the creamy sapote, you'll enjoy a platter of exotic fruit like you've never seen before. Join us for the tour at Cape Trib Farm.  Fruit Tasting tours are run at 2pm 5 days a week (M-W-F-S-S) during the peak season of June-October – check availability in other months.