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Sarina Sugar Shed

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Address: Field of Dreams Parklands, Sarina, Queensland 4737, Australia
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Take the Tour - Taste the Action! There is no greater story in Australia’s...

Take the Tour - Taste the Action! There is no greater story in Australia’s history than that of Australia’s sugar cane industry. This story is ideally showcased, for visitors of all ages, at the Sarina Sugar Shed where you can "take the tour and taste the action." Sarina Sugar Shed, an award winning tourist facility, is a miniature sugar mill and distillery. Open all year round, visitors of any age can enjoy a fully personalised guided tour of the entire facility and see firsthand how sugar is grown, processed, milled and distilled in the unique miniature mill. The tour takes you on a 'touchy-feely-tasty' journey of three generations of farming sugar cane. Take a tour to experience the tasting of the products produced at the Sugar Shed. Lime and Mango gourmet sauces, liqueurs and schnapps. Smooth flavours of chocolate, rum, local Bowen mangoes tantalise taste buds and have you wanting more. The big attraction for all ages the creation of fairy floss. We love it, you’ll love it! Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Tours 9.30am 11.00am 12.30pm and 2.00pm. Closed Public Holidays.

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Great for families!

This is a miniature sugar refinery built for demonstrations to tourists and famiiles. The tours are run by people that come from a long line of sugar refinery families - sugar... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
curlyfries76
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Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

A pity I can only give this a 5 as it deserved more! We visited the Sugar Shed whilst staying at Sarina Beach. . Living in the UK I'd never given much thought to how sugar was produced, so the tour really opened our eyes and we continued our trip north with so much more understanding of the processes involved.,... More 

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Thank Susan H
Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a miniature sugar refinery built for demonstrations to tourists and famiiles. The tours are run by people that come from a long line of sugar refinery families - sugar is truly embedded in their veins! The lady doing the tour was very knowledgable and she cope well in the MACKAY rain!

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Thank curlyfries76
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the knowledge our tour guide was able to pass on. Nothing like a tour in the rain. That's North Queensland. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I took my mum there today and the tour was fantastic. There isn't much happening though if you don't do a tour so make sure you book the tour. Our guide Sarah had a wealth of knowledge and was very easy going. Love the Noi Lime Liquor and the Lime Sweet Chilli Sauce!! Delicious!!

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Thank Krysti-Lee R
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour with Sarah. NOI is proving to be a real favourite with our visitors. Krysti-Lee sounds like you really love all products lime. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

As the daughter of a Sugar Cane farmer (I lived the first 18 years of my life on the farm) I really didn't know a whole lot about how sugar is actually made. On a recent visit home, I took my boyfriend (who is Irish,knows nothing about Sugar Cane) to the Sugar Shed to give him an idea on how... More 

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Thank jettsgal
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes it does get quite hot just image how those poor cane cutters in the early years would have felt cutting the cane by hand. The Sugar Shed tour is very educational and we are so glad we could pass on this knowledge. Stay tuned for our on farm tours I am sure you will... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Learnt lot abt sugar industry and whole process. The miniature sugar mill was great to see the process explained to us during the different stages of the product life cycle, I loved the testing and sauces. The kids were amazed to see the old farm machinery used to farm sugar. In all very informative and well presented. A string recommendation... More 

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are so glad your family enjoyed our tour. Stay tuned in the coming months as we will be releasing our new on-farm tours where you meet the farmer and ride on a wagon around the cane paddock. More 

Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Finally visited the Sarina Sugar Shed - which I've heard so much about - with friends visiting from overseas. Excellent and informative guide. Even growing up here amongst the canefields I was somewhat unaware of the process that takes the cane and turns it into sugar and other products; but our guide and the miniature sugar mill demonstrated the process... More 

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Thank c0mben
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I will be sure to pass your comments onto our staff and volunteers. Stay tuned to the Sarina Sugar Shed's website as we have some new tours starting next year at the commencement of the crushing season, on farm meet the farmer tours. More 

Caboolture, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely outing so worth the visit and the tour is a must. Learn all about the way Sugar is refined and a taste test at the end

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Staff and volunteers are so glad you enjoyed your sugar shed tour. We looking forward to welcoming you back when you are next up our way for one of our new on farm tours commencing in June 2017. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and tour of the Sarine Sugar Shed. It was extremely interesting and very informative

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Thank jennifersusan54
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are all so glad that you enjoy your Sugar Shed tour. Stay tuned for our new on farm tours to be released in the new year. Meet the canefarmer and explore the paddock experience. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great little place for being shown the sugar insist in the area and a great selection of spirits that they brew onsite

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Thank Rod C
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Rod we look forward to welcoming you back. Follow our website for more details on our new on farm tours soon to be released. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour and learnt so much about sugar. Well prepared guides and the samples were just what we could have wanted. Highly recommended tour.

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Thank Diannemh46
SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this review

Staff and volunteers at the Sarina Sugar Shed thank you for your excellent feedback. We are proud to showcase the Australian Sugar Industry. We look forward to seeing you back to enjoy our soon to be released on farm tours. More 

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