Innisfail is the Cassowary Coast’s biggest town with a population of approximately 10,000. The township is situated about 5km from the coast 90km south of Cairns and approximately 50km from Tully and Mission Beach
A warm tropical climate and an annual rainfall of around 3500mm ensures the area is always lush and green. Average daytime temperatures in Australia’s winter range from 26 and 30 degrees Celsius (in the dry season from May to October) and in the wet season (November to April) the temperature is around 30 degrees.
Agriculture is the major economic driver with well-established banana, sugar cane and tropical fruit industries. Nearby Mourilyan Harbour is a major regional port with bulk sugar-loading facilities, and the South Johnstone Sugar Mill is a significant local employer.
Tourism is a growth industry and Innisfail is a popular destination for backpackers who work in the banana industry.
The town is a major service hub for the Cassowary Coast region and has a wide range of shops including national retail outlets, along with government services and regional health and educational facilities.
With access to two World Heritage Areas - the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Wet Tropics rainforests - the town is surrounded by beautiful natural attractions. Etty Bay, Flying Fish Point, Cowley Beach and Kurrimine Beach are a short drive away. Wooroonooran National Park, with the Mamu Canopy Walkway and walking trails through the Misty Mountains, is 27km west of Innisfail. Other attractions include an historic Spanish-style castle and pleasure gardens, a tropical fruit winery and sugar industry museum.
In town, there are picnic and barbecue spots at Warrina Lakes, along the riverfront and at Anzac Memorial Park.
Innisfail has one of the best collections of art deco buildings in Australia and visitors can take a self-guided walk around town with the help of a brochure from the Innisfail Visitors Information Centre.
What's in the neighbourhood?
Pappy's Gym 52 Rankin Street Innisfail, Queensland
Taits Family Martial Arts
Martial Arts is a fantastic way to develop and nurture essential life skills in all stages of life.
Paronella Park is located on Japoonvale Road, Mena Creek, 20 minutes drive from Innisfail.
The Tropical Lodge
The Tropical Lodge offers comfortable clean rooms and facilities
Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church
Mother of Good Counsel – 90 Rankin Street, Innisfail.
Snapping Tours is a locally owned and operated family business, offering unique and picturesque boat cruises along Innisfail’s Johnstone River.
Australian Sugar Heritage Centre
Experience the drama & heritage of Australia’s sugar industry.
The Johnstone River
The Johnstone River runs through Innisfail is approximately 90km south of Cairns.
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a spectacular walk through the canopy of World Heritage rainforest.
Brothers Rugby League Football Club Innisfail
Brothers Rugby League Football Club Innisfail has been established for over 90 years within the Innisfail community.