We planted our first trees in 1978 and now grow nearly 80 different varieties of fruit on the property. What started as a hobby, with some varieties only having one or two individual specimens on the property, has translated into a commercial orchard of over 2500 trees.
The team at Cape Trib Farm spans four generations of the family.
Read more about the team behind Cape Trib Farm.
Cape Trib Farm has been pioneering tropical and exotic fruits in Australia for the past 40 years. During the 1970s Colin and Dawn Gray began their quest to seek out little known exotic tropical fruits and propagate them commercially in Far North Queensland. They identified suitable land at Cape Tribulation, which they bought as 30 acres of cleared land – a disused cattle property – and almost 60 acres of rainforest, with an ungazetted ‘public’ road through the middle.
Today, Cape Trib Farm retains its family heritage, with an ever-increasing variety of fruits being grown and genuine visitor experiences offered. It is comprised approximately 30 acres (12 hectares) of fruit orchard, and approximately 50 acres (20 hectares) of World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest (listed in 1988); the road is now formally gazetted.
Sustainability and regenerative farming are at the heart of our business, and while some of the pioneering challenges remain, they are mitigated by advances in technology and shared wisdom.
At Cape Trib Farm we are proud to share the origins and story of all our fruits and products.
When you stay at our farm or join a fruit tasting tour, you will get first-hand experience of our farm in action and the freshest possible produce.