Submit a news tip
Things to do
Eat & Drink
Pick up a copy
Submit a news tip
Mossman dining destination puts local flavours front and centre
06 May 2022, 11:00
Set beside the jade waters of Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge has reopened to the world with Head Chef Mark Godbeer’s unique twist on native flavours.
Two Blocks crew open new restaurant and bar in Cairns’ northern beaches
27 Apr 2022, 10:15
Modern European share plates paired with contemporary cocktails is the name of the game for Holloways Beach’s newest venue.
Local craft distillers join forces to throw Cairns' first Festival of Spirits
15 Apr 2022, 08:00
Featuring six Far North Queensland distilleries, roving entertainers and a New Orleans Carnivale theme, this inaugural event isn't to be missed.
Live music mecca to become Cairns’ first alcohol-free bar
08 Apr 2022, 13:40
A Cairns bar popular among live music lovers will soon throw out the kegs and instead encourage punters to enjoy a night out without booze.
Tropic Now's guide to the best gluten-free food around Cairns and the Far North
25 Mar 2022, 11:30
From Japanese to Middle Eastern and a traditional Australian brunch, there's plenty of all-inclusive places to eat around Cairns and Far North Queensland.
Tropic Now’s travel guide Let’s Drive South: Babinda
23 Mar 2022, 09:30
Fancy a road trip? The region south of Cairns is perfect at this time of year. Tropic brings you some travelling tips and the best things to do in Babinda.
New Tablelands-grown agave spirit takes out international award just weeks after release
21 Mar 2022, 10:00
Globally renowned for its Australian take on rum and gin, Mt. Uncle Distillery now has a blue agave spirit among its suite of award-winning spirits.
Cairns chef explains why we should all slurp our soup
14 Mar 2022, 15:00
Oliver James of Guyala Café and Tattooed Sailor Coffee Roasters breaks down the science behind flavour.
Tropic's list of dog-friendly cafes around Cairns and the Far North
18 Feb 2022, 12:45
Who's pooch loves a puppuccino? Here's our guide to pet-friendly cafes and restaurants across Cairns, the Northern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.
Kuranda distillery backs up international award with new gin release
08 Feb 2022, 13:30
With the world’s eyes watching, Distil on the Hill's Neddy and Christian Bedwell are gearing up for the launch of their second craft gin.
Further proof Far North Queensland is home to Australia’s best gin distilleries
27 Jan 2022, 15:19
Far North Queensland’s distillers have come away with a swag of medals at the 2022 World Gin Awards.
Cairns gin distillery jumps into ready-to-drink beverages with latest release
21 Jan 2022, 09:15
Wolf Lane Distillery's Darren Barber on why seltzers are popping, both internationally and in our own backyard.
Three ways to enjoy coffee cold during the Far North's steamy summer
14 Jan 2022, 11:30
Oliver James of Tattooed Sailor Coffee Roasters (TSCR) and Guyala Café shares some of the best ways to enjoy coffee during the heat of a Cairns summer.
Bring in the new year with dim sum and disco house at Miss Chief
15 Dec 2021, 10:00
Hidden above the CBD hustle, Miss Chief is one of those places we find ourselves at too often - and not only for its pork belly, by far the best in town.
Mountain View Hotel south of Cairns snapped up by local hospitality group
16 Nov 2021, 11:30
The iconic Mountain View Hotel in Little Mulgrave, listed for offers around $1.5 million, is set to be bought by a well-known group of local business owners.
Cairns craftsmen release festive tipple and gin-focused degustation event
04 Nov 2021, 13:00
Wolf Lane Distillery and Nu Nu Restaurant have teamed up to release a second edition of their Christmas Pudding Gin, with a celebratory launch event in tow.
New bar and grill to open on the Cairns Esplanade this weekend
02 Nov 2021, 17:00
Another empty space on the Esplanade is being filled with a new restaurant, though its familiar faces and tried-and-true flavours at the helm of venture.
Cairns coffee roaster on why the $7 flat white is coming
29 Oct 2021, 12:15
Oliver James of Tattooed Sailor and Guyala Café tells Tropic Now how your coffee is priced and why it’s probably going to go up.