I drive to Innisfail Via Cairns. Innisfail is about 90 kilometres south of Cairns. Innisfail is the major township of the Cassowary Coast Region and is known for its sugar and banana industries, as well as for being one of Australia’s wettest towns. Innisfail’s town centre is situated at the junction of the Johnstone River and South Johnstone River, approximately 5 km (3 mi) from the coast. It is located near large tracts of old-growth tropical rainforest surrounded by vast areas of extensive farmlands. Queensland‘s highest mountain, Mount Bartle Frere, part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, is 15 kilometres (9 mi) to the north
Innisfail is a prosperous, colourful town, situated on the North and South Johnstone Rivers, and is surrounded by rich green landscape. Lush sugar plantations flow from the dense rainforest coastline to the thick jungles of the Palmerston National Park to the west. Sugar has been grown here since the early 1880’s. Tea, bananas, pawpaws and other exotic tropical fruits are also grown. Aquaculture also plays an important part in the area’s economy ranging from prawn, barramundi and fresh crayfish to crocodile farming.
Innisfail, town, northeastern Queensland, Australia, at the confluence of the North and South Johnstone rivers, between the coast and Mount Bartle Frere. It is located in a region of heavy rainfall (144 inches [3,658 mm] annually), mainly supporting sugarcane, dairy products, and tropical fruits.
We drove to Silkwood and visited the Murdering Point Winery where wines are made from various tropical fruits. Set amongst fertile cane fields and lush tropical rainforests of North Queensland, Murdering Point Winery offers a range of high-quality red and white fruit wines, ports, liqueurs and creams that are uniquely Australian and deliver an exciting tropical taste experience. Murdering Point Winery is located on the Canecutter Way in Silkwood east, North Queensland Australia, and is a key attraction of the Great Tropical Drive.