Destination Daintree

Cape Trib Farm Exotic Fruit Tasting

Cape Trib Farm has been pioneering tropical and exotic fruits in Australia for the past 35 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 propogate some the most weird and wonderful fruit that wasn't available in Australia.

There are now 50 different varieties of fruit growing on the property, with specialties including Druian, 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 Mangosteen, Rambutan and Breadruit which are wholesaled into captial city markets.

The Grays orginally ran Fruit Tasting from the early 1980s through to the 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 20 or so years, near neighbours Digby and Alison Gotts took up the fruit tasting mantel; when the Gotts recently sold their property and fruit tasting at Cape Trib seemed destined to the archives, the Grays 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.