Tropic Now is your free local source for the best in Cairns news, delivering daily coverage of business, lifestyle, food, arts, and sport in Tropical North Queensland.

Tropic Now is published by the Cairns-based company Tropic Group.

Tropic Group operates a range of businesses under the umbrella of media, marketing and lifestyle services:

  • Tropic Now: online news, guides and information
  • Tropic: deluxe print magazine
  • Creative design and marketing agency Tropic Studio
  • Events, including Meet Eat Repeat

The company was formed in early 2016 by a group of likeminded local businesses with diverse backgrounds, united by a mission to promote a positive vision of Cairns to the world.

Our mission at Tropic Now

The Tropic Now team believes our city deserves a positive voice and engaging content, delivered by a 100 per cent locally owned, operated and independent media outlet.

On any given day Tropic Now delivers a unique mix of breaking news, editorial, guides, opinion columns, long reads, "best of" lists and community information. 

Tropic Now also has a mission to promote Cairns as a tropical world city in the Asia-Pacific region and provide a platform for an engaging mix of new and established voices for a regional, national and global audience. 

At all times and in every way we strive for balance and accuracy in the way we report and present local stories.

Tropic Now encourages and fosters debate, and we place our readers and our region at the centre of everything we produce.

Importantly, we want your voice in the conversation, whether it's sharing your story, your successes or your concerns.

Thanks for visiting Tropic Now to check up on the latest Cairns news, and please drop us a line with any questions or feedback.