How to make the most of wine in the tropics

If you're a wine enthusiast, you may be wondering how to pair your favourite wines with local delicacies, or how to enjoy them in our hot and humid climate. We've got you covered!

Spice it up with FNQ's chilli scene

The uses of chillies in tropical cuisine are limited only by one's imagination. Check out our go-to guide on where to for the good stuff to set your tastebuds on fire.

Tropic's guide to Valentine's Day events, dinners and things to do

Whether you’re shacked up this Valentine’s, or single and ready to mingle with your friends, there's plenty on in Cairns come Cupid's favourite day.

Homegrown Cairns sauce maker wins access to lucrative US market

Fenglehorn Sauces, a local sauce maker from Cairns, Queensland, has won access to the lucrative US market with their FDA export approval. Starting from a small stall at Rusty's Market, they have grown into a successful business using only Queensland produce.

Tropic Now's ultimate guide to the best vegan food in Cairns

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these joints, and you definitely don’t have to struggle to find a good vegan feed in Cairns. With new places always popping up, there's no shortage of options if you know where to go.

Our guide to Friday knock-offs

As we head into Summer and the holidays, Friday knock-offs are becoming sillier and more joyful, so here are Tropic Now's favourite lesser known go-to's for a bevvy or two, or three.

The coolest brews around Cairns

Tropic Now have been seeking out the best chilled beverages to keep their cool. Here is our guide to what we’ll be drinking during the Far North's summer.

Five must-try deli sandwiches in Cairns

Botanica Café Bar and Kitchen at Edge Hill has introduced its new offshoot, with the Deli Brothers launching its scrumptious sandwich menu.

Meet Jack Murat: the new Mareeba coffee producer staying true to its pioneering past

The pioneering and forward-thinking tale of Jack Murat, an unassuming new coffee farm in Far North Queensland, has its roots planted firmly in the past.

Cairns cafe Caffiend returns to original ownership with exciting plans to revive urban vibes

Taste extraordinaire Oliver James has re-taken ownership of his first Cairns café and has revealed new plans for the establishment.

Oaks Kitchen & Garden team to open second restaurant in Port Douglas

Restaurateurs Rachael Boon and Ben Wallace are taking their award-winning tropical fare and unmatched service to a second venue in Far North Queensland.

Mossman dining destination puts local flavours front and centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.