Azamara distinguishes itself from other cruise lines by offering guests the opportunity to experience local life behind the scenes with Insider Access℠. On the Tastes of the Tablelands excursion, you’ll savor the best of Australian cuisine at a number of family owned businesses on the Atherton Tablelands. Near Mareeba, you’ll smell, brew, and of course taste Arabica coffee grown pesticide-free on a 300-hectare estate. You’ll continue on to Gallo Dairyland, owned by the Gallo family who emigrated from Italy to Australia in the 1920s and continue to produce award-winning cheeses that they share with Azamara guests. If you prefer something stronger, the Mt. Uncle Distillery combines an art nouveau café with a tropical setting where you’ll sample their range of artisanal spirits accompanied by bruschetta and crostini.