On the Atherton Tablelands housed in the red volcanic soil between Malinda and Atherton stands the Gallo Dairyland. It was founded by Giovanni Gallo who came to Australia from Italy in the 1920's. The farm has since been in the family after opening up in 1937. In 2007 Gallo Dairyland was opened to the general public so they could see what happens behind the scenes.
You can go and sample various cheeses like Gallo Camembert, Gallo tillsit Swiss cheese, Gallo Zola, brie, Barron River French style Cheese, Gallo heritage cheese, Gallo yoghurt, Gallo silk Haloumi, Macadamia cheese and lots of lactose free products.
Further visit the Gallo café/restaurant to try the complete Range of Gallo products. Here you can witness how the award winning cheeses by Gallo are manufactured. Apart from this you can bird watch and witness micro bats and sweet flying foxes at the bat hospital. At Malinda you can go for guided walks by the Ngadjon-jii people.
Location: It is hour and a half hour drive away from Cairns located at the Malanda-Atherton Rd & E Barron Rd, East Barron QLD 4883, Australia
Highlight: Get an inside look at the manufacturing of award winning cheeses and chocolates.