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Emerald Creek Ice-Creamery

3946 Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4093 3373
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (79 reviews)
“sorbet” (24 reviews)
“dragon fruit” (6 reviews)
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3946 Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Not just ice cream! They now also stock essential oils, soaps and biltong. Tried the sorbet today, think I'll stick to ice cream next time, maybe just an acquired taste. Always love coming here for family service.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Today was my first visit to Emerald Creek Ice Creamery after a lovely swim at the nearby Emerald Creek Falls. The lovely lady who served us could not have been happier if she tried! She was so welcoming & friendly & that made our day....More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This ice-cream shop is Devine. There is lots of different types of ice cream and sorbet to choose from and it is really hard to decide. They offer free taste testing. Must visit

Thank chrissyhabermann
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Strawberry in a cone ... wow! Mandarin is a popular flavour, however i felt it was average. Located between Mareeba and Cairns it's a good excuse to break the drive. Great service and lots of flavours to choose from. Yes I would recommend this ice...More

Thank Jeryl M
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

On the road between cairns and mareeba this is a ice cream family business Friendly service, excellent product and good price. Worth stopping..... even have local real honey home made fudge....

Thank Wombat B
Reviewed 12 November 2016

A well deserved ice cream after an Emerald Creek visit, on the way back to Cairns. Friendly staff and excellent ice-cream, it will brighten your day.

Thank poutika26
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We decided to call in here for ice creams after seeing it in local brochures advertising the Atherton tablelands and Kuranda. I chose a macadamia and caramel single cone and my partner a banana split. They were both delicious. It was interesting watching the trays...More

Thank SueMPratt
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Called in just after 4pm hoping for a coffee The staff were all busy closing up So did not ask for coffee brought ice cream instead As it was the frosty reception from the server was not what we would expect in a country family...More

Thank Rigwr
Sharon W, Manager at Emerald Creek Ice-Creamery, responded to this review

Dear Rigwr, Thank you for your feed back and I’d like to apologise that our service was not up to scratch on this occasion. Due to the Ice-Creamery’s location on the main arterial road of Kennedy Highway, our trading hours are governed by Dept. Main...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

nice drive for light refreshment and pleasant surroundings. Lunches are not available, only tea, coffee, icecream, sorbet, waffles, apple pie. It is out of town approximately fifteen minutes and open from 9am to 4pm which restricts availability.More

Thank Barbara J
Sharon W, Manager at Emerald Creek Ice-Creamery, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thank you for your review; it makes our day to receive positive feedback. Visitors can choose from 21 flavours (14 ice-creams & 7 sorbets) on display, but because we make just under 50 flavours we change them up every few days, so if...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We popped by a few times. We chose Wattleseed and red elderberry ice creams and sat outside - a quick visit but delicious

Thank Dan A
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3946 Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mareeba
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4093 3373
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Emerald Creek Ice-Creamery manufactures premium ICE-CREAM made from full-cream milk and pure cream, as well as SORBET (dairy free) using our fresh fruit grown here on the Tablelands. We also manufacture our own divine fresh FUDGE. Recently, we introduced a line of JAMS made here at the ice-creamery. And for those who prefer a savoury snack, try our BILTONG - just like beef jerky only better!

At the Visitor Centre you can indulge in banana splits, waffles, home-made apple pies, Devonshire Teas, iced-coffees, milkshakes, a hot Jaques coffee. Alternatively, enjoy a cone/cup of ice-cream or sorbet - we have 21 flavours on display at any one time.

Our Visitor Centre is fully fenced with acres of lawn for children to enjoy as well as supporting easy disability access. We also have a range of local products/giftware including Nucifora Tea, Jaques Coffee, Soapherb Soaps & Diffusers, Spicez, Sweet Buzz Honey and more.