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Rusty’s Food Lovers Walking Tour - Cairns

Discover and taste delicious tropical ingredients, culinary delights and products as you learn the history of the iconic Rusty’s Market!

Highlights

  • Soak up the bustling, carnival atmosphere of this famous multicultural market!
  • 7 delicious tastings
  • Local knowledge of best gourmet foods at Rusty’s
  • Learn about the Market’s fascinating origin and evolution
  • Small group size

Join us for the ultimate food lovers Market experience!

Rusty’s started over 40 years ago as a few simple stalls to the amazing sensory and cultural extravaganza it is today! Sample and absorb the fantastic offerings as you learn about its fascinating history.

Enjoy the tastes, sights and atmosphere as your knowledgeable guide ensures you experience the very best this iconic Market has to offer.

Sample 7 delicious tastings including fresh seasonal produce and products, local honey, gourmet coconut treats, sugar cane juice, artisan coffee.

Want more? Our guide will point you in the direction of the best gourmet foods Rusty’s has to offer.

Come and join us for a fabulous tasting and history tour of this famous Market!

Meeting point: In front of Grafton St entrance to Rusty's Market in from of Annee's Caphe.

Adult $32.00
Child $15.00 ()
Family $75.00 (2 adults + 2 children)

What's included

  • Guided tour, including Market history
  • 7 delicious tastings
  • Local knowledge of best foods on offer
  • Ultimate market experience!

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Rusty's Market - 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child age range - 6 to 17 years (minimum age 6 years) Tours depart Friday and Saturdays: 8:30 - 10:00am. Suitable for all walking levels - approximately 1,500 steps (Rusty's is approximately 1 block in size). Wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible, however a baby carrier is easier and recommended for very young children.

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Kathy from Australia wrote on 03 January 2020

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Rusty's Food lovers walking tour

Great way to check out the markets, Georgia was very friendly and very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed the samples on offer.

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Anne from Australia wrote on 07 December 2019

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Highly worth it

We were met at Anees Caphe at 8.30 and were introduced to the history of Rusty’s, which was really interesting. And from there we sampled our way around the market. I’ve been to Rusty’s 3-4 times before & bypassed quiet a few stalls. This time I felt I got the ‘real’ Rusty’s experience. We met the people & learnt about their history & produce. There are some real characters there! Well worth while for locals and visitors

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Thank you Anne. I was a pleasure to show you the delicious foods that you had missed on previous trips. It was lovely to meet you and also hear about your life and food loves. I'm glad you were able to go back and enjoy, and also meet some our passionate food people.

Michelle from Australia wrote on 10 November 2019

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A very enjoyable morning

We had a brilliant morning walking around the markets with Georgia. She was knowledgeable, interesting and was able to tailor the information to our group. I tried foods I wouldn't normally be drawn to (loved the Hungarian baked arancini!) and got an insight into the markets that's not obvious at first sight. I just wish I was staying longer to do the other two tours.

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From Rusty’s Food Lovers Walking Tour - Cairns

Thank you so much for joining me Michelle. It was a delight to show you our amazing Rusty's. I look forward to having you join us on your next trip for other tours.

Virginia from Germany wrote on 28 October 2019

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One more thing you should but on your agenda to do

The guide gave a profound background knowledge about the markets history and the products we could find. It was beyond my expectation of a food tour. The samples where all in itself unique and tasty. I couldn’t resist to buy some of it afterwards ;) definitely worth the money!

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From Rusty’s Food Lovers Walking Tour - Cairns

Thanks Virginia - I really enjoyed having you join the tour and teaching you about how different the tropics are compared to Germany. I hope we see you again.

Ann from Australia wrote on 27 October 2019

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Tasty treats

Georgia was a great host and we sampled some amazing things

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Thank you Ann. It was my pleasure to show you the wonderful food treasures of Rusty's!!!

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