Where is Innisfail?
Innisfail is located at the junction of the North and South Johnstone Rivers it is just south of Cairns. A
sugar city for over a century, with its tropical rainstorms, Innisfail is one of the wettest cities in Aus-tralia. Innisfail was established in 1880 when the Catholic Bishop of Brisbane and a company whose
members included 11 Carmelite nuns purchased 10 000 hectares of jungle and cleared it for sugar
planting. Today Innisfail has become a busy town which produces a large proportion of the state's
Industries include sugar cane, bananas, fishing, aquaculture, tropical fruit agriculture, manufacturing
Places to visit
Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest the natural beauty
encompasses offshore islands, golden sandy beaches, cool mountain streams, waterfalls and man-grove everglades. The fauna is wide and varied with crocodiles, cassowaries, butterflies, birdlife and
all the tropical fish species. Other notable attractions are Nerada tea plantation, crocodile farm,
Cooper Point lookout, Sugar Museum and Mount Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland.
Harvest Work Seasons Innisfail