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

Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour

Rusty's Market Foodlovers Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 173382P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • You'll sample a wide variety of different foods with vegetarian options. A bottle of water is also included.
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Rusty's Markets, 57/89 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Meet at the Grafton Street entrance to Rusty's market on the right-hand side of Annee's Caphe.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Baby carriers are recommended to make it easier to navigate through the aisles, if you have one.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • You'll sample a wide variety of different foods with vegetarian options. A bottle of water is also included.
Departure details
  • Rusty's Markets, 57/89 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Meet at the Grafton Street entrance to Rusty's market on the right-hand side of Annee's Caphe.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Baby carriers are recommended to make it easier to navigate through the aisles, if you have one.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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 on the right-hand side of Annee's Caphe.
    See address & details
  • 1
    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 return to the starting point
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Naomi
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had a lovely time walking around Rusty's market. Sampled some delicious food and got some history on the place...I wouldn't have guessed it. Also discovered some new tropical fruit that we are eager to try. Thank you.
Written 9 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Peter S
I hope you had the chance to try some more tropical fruits and enjoyed your stay in Cairns. It was great meeting you.
Written 14 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosemary S
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Tour guide. History of market and great food. Stsll holders fantastic.. worth the $$$. Love helping the locals.
Written 16 February 2022
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Virginia
Braunschweig, Germany6 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
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!
Written 27 October 2019
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Georgia B
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.
Written 16 November 2019
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chellak
Sydney, Australia52 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 20 September 2019
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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.
Written 24 September 2019
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h_louiseChristchurch
Christchurch32 contributions
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 like a mocktail mojito, YUM!
We liked the emphasis on show casing local produce, sustainability, organic, and recycling.
Would definitely recommend this tour and only wished we had done it at the beginning of our stay rather than the end as we cannot take any of the yummy produce back to NZ. We did buy some for a picnic lunch in the botanical gardens later today though.
Written 13 September 2019
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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.
Written 24 September 2019
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Explorer681040
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 30 July 2019
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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.
Written 5 August 2019
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JacquiMaree
Cairns, Australia46 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
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 markets and stall holders stories. I especially loved the taste testing! and there were plenty of stops to try delicious food and drinks. I'm looking forward to taking another one of Georgia's tours in Cairns.
Written 28 July 2019
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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!
Written 5 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Cairns Urban Walking Tours
Mary B
Mary B
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Absolutely great tour
Very interesting and entertaining tour with Mr. Peter. No question was to much for him. Perfect timing for us, 90 m
FellowTraveler736269
FellowTraveler736269
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Great way to learn about Cairns
Great walking tour, lots of interesting places to see and our guide was very knowledgeable. Very enjoyable.
Di H
Di H
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Interesting and easy
The guide was knowledgeable and easy to listen to. I learnt a lot about Cairns through his story telling.
whytefish
whytefish
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Enjoyable walking tour of Cairns City.
We very much enjoyed our walking tour with Peter. It was just the 3 of us so it was great. Peter was a fountain of
ColetteL83
ColetteL83
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Interesting and entertaining cairns walking tour for the win!
Highly recommend this tour to orient yourself to the city centre and learn a diverse range of facts and stories - m
sam63
sam63
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Fabulous informative 90 minute walk
Fabulous 90 minute easy walk around the main streets of Cairns. Great insight into the history legends and the mo
Michelle H
Michelle H
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Add to the bucket list to fully appreciate the town and its heritage.
Fantastic, plethora of information, based on a broad range of factual topics from the arrival of the first aborigin
V26black
V26black
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Great tour
Great tour of the markets - included plenty of tastings and history of the market as we went along. Very interesti
Curious18059607897
Curious18059607897
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Not good
The tour guide didn’t arrive. I had to call them and they tried to say I wasn’t booked then they found the booking
mjl07
mjl07
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A great way to get to know Cairns
Peter was very knowledgeable on the history of Cairns and presented it in a very interesting and entertaining manne
385meredith
385meredith
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Interesting tour of historic Cairns....
I thoroughly enjoyed my guided walk around the historic centre of Cairns. Peter's commentary of early adventurers a
Sandy-Australia66
Sandy-Australia66
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Wonderful tour
Peters knowledge of the history of Cairns was fantastic. His enthusiasm kept us engaged all tour. The tour has gi
G9008TJkareno
G9008TJkareno
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Excellent way to spend 2 hours - and you'll learn something
Was a great way to get a real feel for the town.... I did not know a lot about the history so enjoyed all the fun f
584JanM584
584JanM584
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A well-spent 90minutes, even for a Qlder
Definitely worth doing if you have a spare 90 minutes in Cairns. As a born and bred North Queenslander, I was sur
876joanneo
876joanneo
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Highly Recommended Tour
Interesting, informative and guide Peter is a lovely guy to match. We would highly recommend this tour.
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