Innisfail is a large town on the banks of the Johnstone River. It is a great place to work in the sugar cane and banana industries for a month or so, and the hostels here are set up for travellers on a working holiday. Travellers may also want to stop here for the area’s good white water rafting and fishing. The town centre is a busy little cosmopolitan cluster of shops and cheap restaurants. There is a sizeable Chinese and Italian community here, so there are some good places to eat. It has some interesting architecture as well, with Art Deco façades lining a few of the central streets. Otherwise, it does not offer much in the way of attractions, so if you are not planning on working in the area, you probably won’t want to spend too much time here.
71 Rankin Street, Innisfail
Tel (07) 4030 2224
38 Rankin Street
Tel (07) 4061 8357
Open Mon-Thu 8.30am-6.30pm, Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
The train station is west of the town centre on Station Street.
63 Rankin Street, Innisfail
Tel (07) 4061 8055
73 Rankin Street, Innisfail
Tel (07) 4061 2284
20-24 McGowen Drive, Innisfail
Tel (07) 4061 2311
This crocodile-breeding farm has over 1500 crocodiles as well as native animals including emus, kangaroos, wallabies and even two cassowaries.
Flying Fish Point Road, Innisfail
Tel (07) 4061 1121
Open 8.30am-4.30pm daily; tours begin 9.30am
The Australian Sugar Industry Museum gives you the facts about the history of the industry and how the fields of cane are processed into sugar.
Corner Bruce Highway & Peregrine Street, Mourilyan
Tel (07) 4063 2656
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm