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December 23, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

gelocchio11.       Gelocchio, Cairns, QLD

There is no doubt you’ll be instantly drawn to the rows and rows of mouth-watering icy pole flavours at the family-run Gelocchio’s.

If you’ve ever visited Barcelona, it will spark a nostalgic walk down memory lane. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “A nice family run place, it is located on the street with several Gelato shops – give them all a miss and come straight to Gelocchio. It’s a gem!” 

2.       Nitrolato, Cairns, QLD

Nitrolato doesn’t serve any ordinary type of ice cream, but instead gelato made using liquid nitrogen. With nitrogen icecream taking the country by storm, Nitrolato’s desserts work wonders on the palate and result in an extremely freshice cream. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “I had the apple pie and it was amazing! It’s very interesting to see them use the nitrogen to make your ice cream while you wait.” 

3.       Zanette’s Gelato, Surfers Paradise, QLD

Opened since 2004, Zanette’s Gelato whips up the finest Italian gelato and sorbets to the Gold Coast community, and travellers alike. The hardest part is choosing from over 40 delicious flavours. “Frank is the absolute master when it comes to Gelati, you haven’t had real sorbet until you’ve visited Zanette’s,” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.   


4.       Devine Gelato, Cairns, QLD

At number four on the list is Devine Gelato which has delighted Cairns with its rich ice cream offering. Pop into the icecreamery for an icy treat on a hot summer’s day. One TripAdvisor review said, “Love the ice cream and sorbets, good sizes for the kids, amazing people serving and all round great customer service.“ 

5.       Tea Gardens Ice Cream Shack, Tea Gardens, NSW

Located in the beautiful Tea Garden region, North of Newcastle, Tea Garden Ice Cream Shack is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy an afternoon delight. A TripAdvisor reviewer exclaimed, “What a lovely little spot to finish up your day at Tea Gardens before getting back on the ferry! Staff were so friendly and the choice of ice-creams was amazing!” 

6.       Coffee Barn Gelateria, Moonta Mines, SA

Travelling from Marion Bay back North East to Adelaide, be sure to drop by the Coffee Barn Gelateria. Flavours include salted caramel, pistachio, nutella and traditional chocolate. “Delightful owners, exceptional Gelato made from the best ingredients, and pancakes that are out of this world,” said a TripAdvisor reviewer. 


7.       My Gelato Kirra, Coolangatta, QLD

Located in Kirra, one of the most iconic spots on the Gold Coast, My Gelato is the perfect spot to enjoy a hand-crafted gelato while enjoying the ocean or strolling down Kirra Beach. One TripAdvisor reviewer noted, “Phenomenal gelato in a variety of flavours. There is limited seating but it tastes better sitting on the beach!”  

8.       I Scream, Grafton, NSW

Nestled amongst the Jacaranda-lined streets of Grafton, I Scream is the perfect spot for an afternoon treat on a hot summer’s day. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “Best ice cream around. Lovely clean retro cafe, very friendly staff. Homemade salted caramel ice cream amazing!” 

9.       Gelato Messina, Fitzroy, VIC

Gelato Messina’s popularity has soared to enormous height. With stores in Sydney and Melbourne, Gelato Messina is known for their textured, full-bodied flavoured ice creams and sorbets lovingly made in-house. Staff members brainstorm new flavour ideas and test each before serving to ensure perfect. A TripAdvisor reviewer exclaimed, “There’s not much to say other than the ice cream is beautiful, it was the best salted caramel I have ever had in my life!” 

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10.   Amo Gelato, Noosaville, QLD

Amo Gelato is known for its excellent service and has been recognised as the best ice cream joint in Noosaville. They are particularly famous for their hand-crafted gelato and sorbet; be sure to try their award winning Belgian Chocolate Gelato. “Amazing gelato and sorbet, large selection of flavours, recommend the raspberry sorbet and hazelnut gelato,” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.

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