About us

Tropic Now is your free local source for the best in Cairns news, delivering daily coverage of business, lifestyle, food, arts, and culture 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 | premier print magazine
  • Tropic Studio | creative design and marketing agency
  • 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 team also believes Cairns deserves trustworthy, engaging and accessible content, delivered by a 100 per cent locally owned, operated and independent media organisation.

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

At all times 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. Please drop us a line with any questions or feedback.