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Innisfail - Cities, Towns and Localities
Founded in 1880 with a land grant of 10000 acres to Thomas H. Fitzgerald by the Bishop of Brisbane and the All Hallows sisters of Mercy the area was soon of cleared of rainforest by the settlers employees of 1o Irishmen and 35 south sea islanders. The enterprise did not go well although it did establish a foothold in the area for other settlers to come in and try their fortunes here growing sugar cane.

The original inhabitants of the area the Mamu people put up a great resistance to the invasion of their lands and to this day a proud and vibrant Mamu culture still resides in the area just south of Tully, they have their own language and still hunt and gather like their forefathers.
 

Innisfail is culturally and racially a very mixed community with a population of approximately 8,000 people the town experienced successive waves of migrants starting with the “Kanaka’s” or south sea islanders as slaves, aboriginal and Torres Straight islanders as workers, French merchants, Chinese miners, and German sugar cane farmers. Then after World War II came the Italian immigrants, Spanish, Greek, Maltese, Philippine, Indians and Pakistani's arrived. Today in rural Australia you would be hard pressed to find a more culturally diverse town.

Today the town is home to a large banana growing facility, sugar production, tropical fruit growing and a small but growing tea industry. Fishing is also a big part of the local scene. Tourism is also a major sector and growing fast with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, national parks, rainforest and more.

Check out our listing of Innisfail accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Innisfail Information Centre
Bruce Highway
1 Eslick Street
INNISFAIL QLD 4860
Ph: 07 4061 2655
Email
Web: www.innisfailtourism.com.au
Open — 7 days
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Innisfail Attractions

Innisfail Golf Club
• Innisfail Golf Club is a public access golf course situated in the heart of Tropical North Queensland just one hours drive south of Cairns. Its location in one of the greenest areas of Australia guarantees that this beautiful and challenging 9 / composite 18 hole course provides a truly enjoyable golfing experience.
Paronella Park
• Built on 5 hectares (13 acres) of rainforest beside Mena Creek Falls, Paronella Park heritage gardens is a "must see" for all visitors to tropical north Queensland. It is the fulfilment of Jos้ Paronella's dreams. From the turret-topped balconies of the concrete castle, to the Hydro Electric generating plant below the falls, we stand in awe of his achievements.
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Innisfail Distance

Distance to Innisfail
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Innisfail:
  Km
• Atherton 112
• Cairns 90
• Cardwell 95
• Mareeba 146
• Millaa Millaa 61
  Km
• Mission Beach 51
• Port Douglas 155
• Ravenshoe 90
• Townsville 259
• Tully 53
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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