Innisfail, Queensland

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Innisfail is a town located in the far north of the state of Queensland, Australia, approximately 90km by road south of Cairns. It is the major town of the Johnstone Shire. It is located near large tracts of old-growth tropical rainforest, and is one of Australia's wettest towns. Innisfail's town centre is situated at the junction of the North and South Johnstone Rivers, approximately 5km from the coast. Queensland's highest mountain, Mount Bartle Frere, part of Australia's Great Dividing Range, is 15km to the north.

The main industries of the area include banana and sugar cane plantations. It is a popular destination for backpackers seeking employment in the banana industry. A major tourist attraction is the Johnstone River Crocodile Farm (http://www.crocfarm.com).

External links

Johnstone Shire Council Official Website (http://www.jsc.qld.gov.au/)

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