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Innisfail (originally called Geraldton before 1910) is the largest town in the region of the Cassowary Coast. It has a population of about 10,000 people. Surrounded by a World Heritage listed tropical rainforest biome, Innisfail is located approximately 100km South of Cairns. Local landmarks include Moresby Range National Park, Etty Bay and Warrina Conservation Park. Innisfail is a popular destination for backpackers working in the banana industry and the South Johnstone sugarcane mill which is located nearby is a large employer of local residents.

The town also boasts Australia’s largest and best-preserved precinct of authentic 1920s Art Deco buildings. These stunning structures line the main streets of Innisfail and are a must-see attraction in their own right. They were built to replace the wood-and-tin structures that were demolished by a catastrophic cyclone in 1918. The Cassowary Coast Regional Council has a free app for a self-guided Art Deco tour. Search Apple Store or Google Play for “Tropical Art Deco Mobile App.”