We are so excited to announce that we will reopen our Tea Rooms from Thursday 18 June

Call (07) 4096 8328 to reserve your spot

Visit the

Nerada Tea Room

From Thursday 18 June 2020, we will be putting the kettle on and brewing up pots of our plantation fresh Nerada tea for visitors to the Atherton Tablelands to sip and enjoy (socially distanced of course!). We know from all your lovely messages that you are keen to come back, and we’re so looking forward to putting out the Open sign and welcoming one and all.  To adhere to Queensland laws, we can have a maximum of 40 guests at one time  (20 seated inside and 20 seated outside). To begin with we will be open Thursday to Sunday, from 10 am till 4.30pm. (Last available table booking will be 3.30 pm)

In line with all health and safety regulations, we ask that you pre-book your table so that we can accommodate you efficiently. Call: (07) 4096 8328 to reserve your spot.

There is a 1-hour seating policy for general bookings, but if you are joining us for high tea or our set-menu lunch this will extend to 1.5 – 2 hours.

Enjoy our famous Devonshire tea and scones and light lunches. Alternatively ask us about hosting a high tea for friends. We’re family friendly and would love to see you on your travels.

Where to

Find us

Opening Hours

Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4:30pm
*Until COVID restrictions are lifted


933 Glen Allyn Road, Malanda QLD (Roughly a 1.5 hour drive 90km south west of Cairns)


Phone (07) 4096 8328

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What our

Visitors Say

Leigh G

This would have to be one of the cleanest and friendliness attractions that we have visited. Staff were so knowledgeable and helpful. The lunch was fresh, wholesome and generous servings. The tea of course was delicious. Recommend highly.

Marcel F

Best tea there is, lovely place for a day out, stunning scenery & a great cafe!

Georgia C

How many places can you enjoy an excellent lunch (or Devonshire tea) with tree kangaroos? Last time we visited, they were way down the “back paddock” but the manager was very kind and went out of his way to assist us. This time the tree kangaroos were right next door to the cafe and gift shop! People from all over the world visit to see this amazing creature. We enjoyed a lovely lunch. Thanks to all the crew at Nerada.

Vicky W

Very impressed with how the ladies at the tea room are taking the covid restrictions seriously while still being welcoming and friendly. Had a delicious Devonshire tea, enjoyed the generous serves of jam and cream. The tree kangaroos were a welcome bonus.

Jacqueline B

Beautiful countryside brings you to this gem in the tablelands. Fabulous staff and great value and tasty offerings in the cafe and some awesome deals for tours makes this a fantastic stop. Congratulations on your staff and covid safe practices too.

Stephen G

Fantastic Tea’s, Welcoming and Friendliest of Staff. Had The Devonshire Tea with Bev’s most delicious Scones, Jam and fluffy whipped cream. Lunch menu looks delicious. Played ball with the kids after their hot chocolates and looked at the amazing. Tree Kangaroo and her Joey high up in the trees. Some great little gift ideas in the tea rooms. We will definitely be back.

Richard F

Gives you a look at the process from bush to cup in the life of tea leaves. Well laid out an the café is a must for a cuppa an a snack with plenty of choices to tempt the tastebuds. If you are lucky you may get to see the Tree Kangaroo’s, well worth the drive to get there .

Franelli I

A great place to visit to see the plantation, taste the tea and see the history. Very informative and the tea was beautiful. Take the time to visit

Fran C

We have visited this tea room before and again we were very impressed on our visit yesterday. The drive there is easy and beautiful. We saw a Tree Kangaroo high up sitting on a branch. Then a very pleasant tea and scone with superb scenery, and chance to sit, relax and enjoy a peaceful setting.

Judi Y

We were warmly welcomed to the Nerada Tea Plantation and had an exceptional lunch and a BIG pot of tea. So friendly and informative, enjoyed mixing my own tea blend and loved the jam and cream scones. Another highlight was seeing the tree kangaroo and a baby one as well. 5 stars from us.