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Sarina Sugar Shed

Field of Dreams Parklands, Sarina, Queensland 4737, Australia
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Well worth the visit

Excellent informative and fun experience. Visited after being recommended by family living in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adele L
Very Tasty

Drove past and didn't think anything of it but then a friend who lives local gave it a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashleigh-Rae B
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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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Field of Dreams Parklands, Sarina, Queensland 4737, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent informative and fun experience. Visited after being recommended by family living in Mackay. Roberta was a great host and it was obvious how much she knew about the industry . The product sampling at the end was the icing on the cake and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove past and didn't think anything of it but then a friend who lives local gave it a great recommendation so we thought we'd go. Definitely worth it. Learn a lot about sugar and the area, plus the tasting was delicious.

Thank Ashleigh-Rae B
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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ashleigh-Rae for your review staff and volunteers are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tastings. Hope you purchased some of our yummy products we would love to send you some more when you run out. Happy Holidays.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. We bought my in laws who were on holidays from Tasmania. We all throughly enjoyed the tour especially the taste testing at the end. Well done to the volunteers that help to keep this fantastic attraction going. Keep up the good work. We...More

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ricky and Suzi for the great review I will be sure to pass onto staff and volunteers. Our volunteers play an important part in the day to day operations of the Sarina Sugar Shed especially in the kitchen producing those amazing sauces, chutneys...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour never knew the process of making sugar created much more than just sugar . Our tour guide Roberta was very friendly and full of knowledge!

Thank Nathan V
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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Roberta certainly is a great guide and full of knowledge of the industry. We look forward to welcoming you back. I hope you got to grab some of our yummy goodies.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my tour of the Sugarshed. Fascinating to learn about how the industry has developed and now runs today in Australia. Really knowledgable and friendly staff, with some tasty treats to try at the end!

Thank Alex M
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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your Sarina Sugar Shed tour and the tasty treats on offer. The Australian Sugar Industry certainly has developed over the years and we are delighted to share this story.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Very informative explanation of the sugar production. Gift shop have some great alcoholic products as well as delicious chutneys. Can’t wait to get there againMore

Thank Malcolm C
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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for your review Malcolm. Our team are delighted that you enjoyed your tour it really is a fascinating industry. Our gift shop will be undergoing a full revamp in early February so would love you to come back soon and experience new look...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Took the family to the Sarina sugar shed had the best time the tour guide was great really friendly and full of information was so interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes in there mini mill. Stocked up on some beautiful sauces and...More

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your Sarina Sugar Shed experience. We are so glad you found the tour interesting. When you run out of our products don't forget to pop us a line and we will gladly arrange to send you more...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a tour not to be missed . . . . It starts off quite traditionally with a short DVD followed by an exhibition of historic machines for cutting and harvesting the sugar cane. Then it gets really interesting as one is offered the...More

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback and review we are pleased you enjoyed our tour and all the tasting. Remember if you purchased some and need to replenish your supplies just pop us an email and we will gladly send anywhere in Australia.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The sugarshed is A must do if in Mackay/Sarina or passing through. Its fascinating to see a Miniature version of a sugarcane mill and learn how the process works. An important North Queensland industry. Tasting the molasses and sugar at each stage is also a...More

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your review we appreciate the feedback. The Sugar Industry certainly has an interesting story to tell. We have glad you enjoyed the products as well and took the time to visit other local attractions. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Was brought up on a sugar cane farm, so was great to bring the kids back and have the whole process explained in such an interesting and interactive way. Kids loved tasting the fresh pressed sugar cane and fairy floss. We loved the chutneys and...More

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SarinaMansfield, Manager at Sarina Sugar Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for the review. Our tours are very educational and it was great that you could show the children the sugar process and they could taste our freshly squeezed cane juice. Hope to see you back another day as we are always developing new...More

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