After a day of adrenaline on the Ducati, everyone likes to relax with a good meal, great friends and the tipple of your choice. Here’s our guide to the best watering holes in and around Malanda. What better way to finish a few amazing hours touring on North Queensland’s Tablelands on one of our well maintained rental motorcycles?
In Malanda itself, we have one of the oldest pubs in North Queensland. The Malanda Hotel’s dining room features photographs of the early settler days and a grand old wooden interior. If you feel like something to eat, the Malanda Dairy Centre is known for its light meals, drinks and curries. If a pie is in order, the Malanda Bakery is hard to beat. There is a Spar supermarket if you want to buy your own fixings for a picnic at Malanda Falls, just on the edge of town.
The ride out to Nerada’s Tea Plantation is 8.5km of farming splendour – you’ll go through rolling green fields dotted with dairy cattle, and cross crystal clear creeks. Nerada is home to the rare tree kangaroo – if you’re lucky you’ll spot one whilst enjoying a cup of tea or having a bite to eat at their cafe.
Lake Barrine Teahouse at the top of the Gillies Range is also a stunning destination – take in lake views or a rainforest walk followed by a meal or Devonshire tea.
Don’t forget the Peeramon Pub – the old girl has survived a cyclone or two and there’s nothing better than enjoying the view from their outdoor dining area.
At 2 Wheels North we take care of the motorcycles, the accommodation and all the necessities so you can kick back and enjoy your leisure time. If you happen to be the owner of one of these fantastic bikes, we provide service and repairs too, if of interest.
Contact us now to talk about your motorcycle hire, accommodation and touring needs.