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Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour provided by Cairns Urban Walking Tours

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If you're food obsessed, and like history too, you will love the Rusty's Market Food Lover's tour. We will sample foods (fresh and cooked), learn about the history of Rusty's, understand what makes tropical food unique, and get the insider's scoop on the best foods at Rusty's. Seven tastings of drinks as well as fresh and cooked foods are included. The tour includes exploring the history of how Rusty's Market got started, from being in old Chinatown and hippies. The guide will also provide pointers to the best gourmet foods available in the markets and also the seasonal fruits.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rusty's Markets
    57-89 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Meet at the Grafton Street entrance to Rusty's market in front of Annee's Caphe.
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    Rusty's Market
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Travelers will get a guided tour through Rusty's market with at least 7 food tastings (suitable for vegetarians). The history of Rusty's Market, including its founder Rusty Rees, will be explored. The history of the markets in the context of Chinatown history will be described. Travelers will hear about the passion behind the chefs/owners of the cooked food/drink and fresh produce stalls, meeting some of them and hearing about what goes into the food creations. Food tastings include a variety which could include fresh coconut, gourmet coffee, pastries, arancini balls, local honey, local in-season fruit, and sugar cane juice.
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  • You'll end at
    74B Sheridan St
    74B Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The tour ends on the Sheridan Street side of Rusty's near the food court. This is one block from the start of Rusty's.
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Departure Point
Rusty's Markets, 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
74B Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Inclusions
  • All drinks and food are vegetarian friendly. If you are a vegan, please notify us. We can seek options - they may not be available at every stall holder.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Baby carriers are recommended to make it easier to navigate through the aisles, if you have one.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ginee89 wrote a review Oct 2019
Kassel, Germany5 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Georgia B, Owner at Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
Responded 16 Nov 2019
It was great fun walking with you and showing you the treasures of Rusty's Market! I am glad this was beyond your expectation of a food tour....we aim to please...and connect you with incredible food and drink in our wonderful market.
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chellak wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia52 contributions26 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Georgia B, Owner at Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
Responded 24 Sep 2019
Thank you for joining me and was happy to tailor the walk to your group. I know the baked Hungarian arancini has to be tasted to be believed. Hope you return to our slice of paradise so I can show you the history as well as the hipster side.
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h_louiseChristchurch wrote a review Sep 2019
Christchurch28 contributions3 helpful votes
Georgia the guide was knowledgeable about most of the fresh produce and had good rapport with the stall holders which meant many were happy to chat to us about their products and the culinary uses. Good tastings, the best kept til last which was the sugar cane drink which tasted
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Response from Georgia B, Owner at Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
Responded 24 Sep 2019
It was great to be able to show you our Rusty's market and glad you enjoyed both the food and the discussion about the how things are grown here. Hope you return to Cairns to continue to enjoy all that Rusty's has to offer.
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Explorer681040 wrote a review Jul 2019
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I like to try to do new things. I had so much fun at Rusty’s Market Foodlovers Tour. Meeting new people and walking inside the market to try some yummy foods and drinks. At the end of the tour I’m full. I also learned something. Thank you Georgia.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Georgia B, Owner at Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Thank you Explorer681040 for your review of the Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour. It is a really fun tour and great to share with others who love to obsess over quality and delicious food made with love and the best of ingredients.
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JacquiMaree wrote a review Jul 2019
Cairns, Australia46 contributions9 helpful votes
I had a lovely time at the markets on Georgia's tour. As a Cairns local who shops at the markets, I thought I was familiar with Rusty's. Georgia opened my eyes to new tastes and stall specialties I'd never even noticed on my fruit and vege dash. Interesting history of the
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Georgia B, Owner at Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Thank you JacquiMaree for your review. I am so delighted to be able to show locals who have not experienced the extent of the super food made by passionate chefs with global experience for us through locals as fresh, exquisitely tasty, and affordable food. We are truly fortunate!
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By: Cairns Urban Walking Tours
dscott1234
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Highly recommended
The tour guide was very enthusiastic and would even recommend us some restaurants to eat at. Overall, the tour had
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Satomi_0112
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Awesome とてもおすすめ
If you are interested in at least one of the following: history, art, and architecture in Cairns, you must join thi
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Colcata45
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Nice walk
On a sunny hot afternoon we had a great walk on Short Street visiting some shops offering very friendly services an
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davidbarraclough2019
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Very informative
This was a walk around cairns city with so much to see and interest. I took the 1 pm tour which I was the only per
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Zoe W
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Very Inspiring & Colourful
Most enjoyable, intriguing, inspiring & colourful! So many gems showing many facets of this colourful joyas city!
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Zoe W
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Very entertaining, interesting and informative!
Recommend to tourists AND LOCALS!! Even as a local I found the tour very enjoyable, educational and insightful! We
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gracekwan
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Great experience!!
It was interesting for us to learn about Cains history. Georgia explained in easy English, so we could almost under
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Scamps62
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Tastebud experience
Had a great walk around Rusty’s Market with Georgia. It was great to taste fresh foods that we had not tasted befor
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Ashley C
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Absolutely wonderful tour!
My husband and I had an amazing time with Georgia on this tour! It was so fun to see Cairns through the lens of the
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Daydream540839
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Hipster & Street Art Walking Tour
Absolutely loved this tour. Georgia was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Strongly recommend this tour gave us
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travelmarg
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Really enjoyed this tour
We really enjoyed this walking tour with Georgia. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the Cairns area made it very inte
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Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
Georgia was a fantastic guide, We learnt so much about the market itself, all the fruit and vegetables and their or
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IngridBergman777
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GEORGIA IS AWESOME
Georgia is an awesome lady. You will love her. She's lived in USA and really loves doing these tours. I've been goi
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Wendy R
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History walk
We were warmly welcomed, advised of the projected plan of our tour by Georgia. We then embarked on the tour, soakin
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josier7
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The best history tour Of Cairns CBD
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know more about the history of Cairns . Georgia is very kno
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