About 90km south of Cairns, Innisfail is a colourful town at the confluence of the North and South Johnstone rivers. The picturesque spot is surrounded by green sugar plantations, fruit fields, and wild rainforest. Innisfail is the art deco capital of Australia and there are free weekly walking tours that take in the significant buildings of the city centre.
Innisfail is an ideal location to base a stay and offers a range of holiday rentals from rooms to whole houses.
The town has a vibrant retail centre with some national stores and many smaller specialty shops. Innisfail has a large and diverse range of Art Deco buildings, the CBD was largely rebuilt in this style following a cyclone in 1918 which destroyed much of the town. Today you can explore the buildings on The Innisfail Town Walk where you also will find The Chinese Temple, one of only a few still in use in Queensland.
Still, in town, Warrina Lakes is a 50-hectare recreational park with kilometers of walkways through open parkland, lakes, wooded areas, and rainforest trails. Within the park, you can visit the Bushtucker Gardens, established by the Ma: Mu traditional owners, the Bill Markwell Botanical Gardens and Anzac Grove. Ducks and geese can be seen in the lake and there is a swimming pool, barbecues, picnic tables, a playground with boccé and volleyball equipment available, or fly a kite or kick the footy in the wide open spaces. On the second Sunday of the month, Innisfail Mini Rail run train rides around their Warrina Lakes track!
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Innisfail has a range of dining options. There are a plethora of cafes all serving great coffee. Taste our immigrant heritage at Oliveri's Deli on the main street. The recently refurbished Queens Hotel is popular with locals as is the Italian Restaurant Sapore.
Enjoy a stroll or bike ride along the kilometers of walking and bike tracks that run either side of the river. There are grassy picnic areas, a children's playground, and even a skate park. For a special treat grab some Fish & Chips from Walla's caravan near the public wharf.
SHOPS & SUPPLIES
Innisfail is still a small country town, in the main street, you will be greeted by the locals. There is nothing like local advice so if you can't find what you need just ask and we will be pleased to help you out! There are a range of individual specialty stores and a couple of larger stores. Innisfail has both the major supermarkets, a Bunnings, Kmart and Target.
Take the children out to Warrina Lakes where there is a playground and swimming pool and more walking and bike tracks. Take a kite, a ball or their scooters and let them run off that excess energy! On the second Sunday of the month, there is a miniature train that you can ride.
FEAST OF THE SENSES - 26 - 29 MARCH 2020
INNISFAIL ART DECO CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA