Good butcher near base of Cape York

Submitted: Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:52
ThreadID: 109281 Views:2290 Replies:8 FollowUps:5
This Thread has been Archived
I'm heading up to Cape York in a few weeks (coming from Melbourne) and I want to re-stock the Engel with some good meat before I take on the Cape. I will want to get it cryovac-d as well.

Can anyone recommend a good butcher near the base of the Cape? I'm thinking maybe Cooktown, although I'm sure I read something somewhere (quite possibly here) about there being a good one at Musgrave...

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Bludge - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 19:16

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 19:16
Mareeba, Atherton of Cairns are proberly the best places, Cairns have a bigger choice.Cooktown not so much. Musgrave is a road house.

Local directory for butchers in Cairns

TonyV

Cairns FNQ.

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 538165

Follow Up By: tommo05 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 21:25

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 21:25
Yeah I thought Musgrave was weird given that it's just a road house, but judging by BUSH CAMPER's reply below I think I must have mixed it up with Mosman. Makes much more sense...

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 822485

Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 20:35

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 20:35
I haven't been up that way for a few years, but there used to be a good one at Weipa.
AnswerID: 538173

Reply By: Member - BUSH CAMPER - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 20:38

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 20:38
Mosman butchers did our cryovac when we were up that way in 2007. We will see them again next year when we do it again.
Was good meat as well.
AnswerID: 538175

Follow Up By: tommo05 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 21:27

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 21:27
Sounds good, I think these are the guys I have heard of before. Did you phone your order in ahead or just rock up? If the latter, did they cryovac it on the spot or did you have to wait a while?

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 822486

Follow Up By: Member - BUSH CAMPER - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 08:45

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 08:45
We just turned up, was very funny as we come from Bannockburn, just out of Geelong, and I'm sure that the butcher came from Geelong. While they were cutting and cryovacing the meat they handed each of us a stubby to drink while we waited, that's pretty good service!
Best butcher in town, it was a little shop in a side street.
1
FollowupID: 822506

Follow Up By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 18:04

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 18:04
There is a butcher in Bamaga. Other people said pretty good meat but I have not visited.

John
0
FollowupID: 822534

Reply By: pegrev55 - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 19:42

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 19:42
We got our meat from Bamaga recently - Found them good
GP
AnswerID: 538205

Reply By: Member - Dave63 - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 21:57

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 21:57
Last year we went to Cooktown to stock back up as I wanted butcher sausages, not supermarket ones. The butcher at Cooktown did even make his own sausages as he was waiting for them to come in. We ended up at the local supermarket in Cooktown, I think it was IGA or similar, at the top of the hill. The meat on the shelf was all cryovac and was very good quality and well priced. Wished we had not spent as much at the butcher before going to the supermarket. We thought it was good enough value to overstock.

I wouldn't go past them.

Dave
AnswerID: 538214

Reply By: Member - Alana D - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 15:30

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 15:30
We've been back 2 weeks from the cape and did our meat shopping in Cairns on the way up at:

Byrnes Quality Meats
P: 07 40534522
F: 07 40534276
E: sales@wholesalemeats.com.au

They cryovac and its included in the price of your meat, not bad price or taste. I emailed the order a week before collection and asked for some to be frozen which was great had fresh meat most of the trip.

AnswerID: 538224

Reply By: tommo05 - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 19:55

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 19:55
Great info, thanks everyone

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 538232

Reply By: Cruisevessel - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 16:52

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 16:52
We got a great butcher shop in Weipa that will also criovac.
Also all our meat in Woolies already comes criovaced
AnswerID: 538399

Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 18:59

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 18:59
back in 2006 (when we were there last) the butcher shop in Weipa sold nice meat. We grabbed a couple of rib fillet steaks for dinner one night to eat whist staying at the van park, and they were so good we stopped in the next day to grab a few more before heading out to Pennefather River. The steaks we ate out there were better then the ones we ate the night before, so as we needed to back track through Weipa to head South we stopped back at the butcher shop once again to grab some more to eat on the run home....sadly it was Saturday and the guys were cleaning up / closed as we arrived at the shopping centre at midday, so we missed out on getting more.
0
FollowupID: 822827

Sponsored Links