INNISFAIL

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The ma­jor ser­vice hub for Queens­land’s Cas­sowary Coast Re­gion, Innisfail is a lush, trop­i­cal des­ti­na­tion with a pop­u­la­tion th of of around 10,000. lo­cated 90 kilo­me­tres south of cairns at the junc­tion of the north and south john stone rivers, agriculture is the dom­i­nant in­dus­try, with ba­nanas, su­gar cane and trop­i­cal fruit well es­tab­lished. The area was home to the Mamu peo­ple be­fore Euro­pean set­tle­ment, which dates back to the 1870s. To­day, Innisfail’s prox­im­ity to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Wet Trop­ics Rain­for­est means it’s a draw for tourists, in­clud­ing back­pack­ers who seek work in the ba­nana plan­ta­tions. The town also lays claim to one of Aus­tralia’s best col­lec­tions of Art Deco build­ings. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit cas­sowarycoast.qld.gov.au

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