Innisfail is a prosperous, colourful town, situated on the North and South Johnstone Rivers, and is surrounded by rich green landscape. Lush sugar plantations flow from the dense rainforest coastline to the thick jungles of the Palmerston National Park to the west.
Sugar has been grown here since the early 1880′s. Tea, bananas, pawpaws and other exotic tropical fruits are also grown. Aquaculture also plays an important part in the area’s economy ranging from prawn, barramundi and fresh crayfish to crocodile farming.
There’s also a variety of cultural festivals, held annually.
Innisfail is about 90 kilometres south of Cairns.
Some of the key attractions of Innisfail include:
- The Innisfail Art Deco Trail. Take time to look up and admire the art deco architecture. Many of these buildings have recently been restored, making Innisfail the “art deco capital of Australia”. Interpretive maps are available from the Innisfail Information Centre on the Bruce Highway on the southern outskirts of town.
The Innisfail Visitor and Information Centre is located at:
Corner Bruce Highway and Eslick Street, Innisfail
Phone: 07 4061 2655
Open 7 days
Monday – Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday, 10.00am to 1.00pm
Things To Do
Innisfail Art Deco Walk
Take a step back in time and explore the Art...
Set on 50 hectares in the historic town of Innisfail...
The Johnstone River is made up of two main branches...