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Sugar Cane Experience - Sarina Sugar Shed - 1 Hour

Sarina, QLD - Show on map
Mackay Regional Council (Sarina Sugar)
Mackay Regional Council (Sarina Sugar)

Sugar Cane Experience - Sarina Sugar Shed - 1 Hour


  • Join a daily guided tour taking you on a journey from growing sugar cane to crushing and processing it
  • The tour finishes with tastings of both alcohol and food products made onsite to showcase sugar in its finished form
  • With a cafe and retail store, Sarina Sugar Shed is the taste of the tropics, providing a unique and genuine Queensland experience

This true food tourism experience showcases the importance of sugar in the creation of so many alcohol and food products, More than a just a "tour", this journey celebrates the sugar cane pioneers who brought great prosperity to the region through their back-breaking work and mechanical ingenuity.

What's Included?

  • One-hour guided tour of the sugar cane crushing process
  • Sample freshly-crushed sugar cane juice
  • See heritage machinery used on early sugar cane farms
  • Taste products made onsite
  • Use of umbrellas for shade and wet weather conditions

Experience the rich heritage of sugar cane in the Mackay region with this unique paddock-to-plate-to-bottle food tourism experience at Sarina Sugar Shed. A multiple award-winning destination, recognised as a prestigious Best of Queensland Experience, you'll embark on a one-hour guided tour behind the scenes of a miniature sugar mill and boutique distillery. With an expert guide leading the way you'll learn about the history of sugar cane farming in the region and see modern methods in action. You'll also have a chance to taste freshly-crushed sugar cane juice and sample the award-winning rum and liqueur products made on-premises (age 18+ only), as well as delicious chutneys, sauces and relishes made with locally sourced produce. Please note - our tour does not include a tour of the Plane Creek Sugar Mill situated next to the Sugar Shed.

You can even treat the kids with non-alcoholic ginger beer, freshly-spun fairy floss and homemade Mooscoop ice cream all available in the retail store. Plus, you can combine this experience with the Sarina Sugar Shed Rum Distillery Experience for a comprehensive look into the full rum distilling process.

Session Length

  • This experience is approximately one hour in duration, however, visitors should allow around two hours for the full onsite experience
  • Scheduled tour times are 9.30 am, 11.00 am, 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm
  • Visitors should check-in at least 15 minutes prior to their booked tour time. Each tour starts on time
  • Sarina Sugar Shed is open 362 days a year from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day)


  • Alcohol products can only be consumed by visitors aged 18 and over - ID may be requested.
  • Water is provided during the tour, however, visitors are encouraged to bring their own water as there is limited air-conditioning during the tour.
  • Dogs are welcome in a designated area of the cafe, with a dog water bowl provided. However, except for assistance dogs, dogs are not allowed on tour or off a leash.
  • Many dietary requirements are catered for in the cafe.
  • Bookings are highly recommended, especially during holiday periods, as each tour has limited capacity


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Each tour capacity is from one - 20 participants. Four tours are operated each day (subject to operating conditions such as sufficient staffing).


Tours operate in most weather conditions except where there is a safety risk for visitors. Tours may be limited or modified in extreme heat or severe storms. Umbrellas are provided to visitors for general shade and rain protection.

Dress Code

Hats are advised for the outdoor section of the tour. Closed footwear is highly recommended for visitor safety. Footwear must be worn (no bare feet).

This experience takes place in Sarina, QLD.

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