Oaks Kitchen and Garden wins national award for best destination dining

One of nine winners in the 2022 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant awards, Far North Queensland's Oaks Kitchen and Garden is tropical dining at its best.

Cairns collaboration takes out top gong in global vodka awards

A unique new product born from a partnership between FNQ Spirits and Skybury has taken out a huge international accolade.

Oktoberfest in Cairns: Tropic Now’s guide to the best upcoming events

Dust off your lederhosen and don your dirndl because Tropic Now has your ultimate Oktoberfest guide. Prost!

Mungalli Creek set to open ice creamery and milk bar beside Cairns Esplanade

One of the Far North’s most treasured food producers, Mungalli Creek Dairy, is opening an ice creamery and milk bar in Cairns.

Tropic's guide to Father's Day deals and specials in Cairns

From Mexican feasts to American-style BBQs, cocktail classes, beer towers and free bungy jumps, there's stacks of locals deals to treat dad this Sunday.

Newly awarded FNQ craft distillery delivers Christmas treats, Broncos gin and more

The team behind Wolf Lane Distillery in Cairns have revealed exciting new projects, fresh from receiving a swag of medals at the USA Spirits Ratings.

Hopscotch restaurant and bar in Cairns up for sale

Business brokers The Finn Group have listed popular Earlville eatery Hopscotch for $420,000.

Local distillers, brewers to open speakeasy-style bar in Cairns this week

The House of Commons, opening this week, brings together Mt Uncle Distillery, Coral Sea Brewing and some movers and shakers in the local beverage scene.

New gin distillery and bar to open in Stratford this week

A travel agent and aircraft engineer decided to delve into spirit-making after the pandemic hit, and now, we get to enjoy Narrow Tracks Distilling.

New Kuranda gin distillery launches today thanks to new liquor licencing laws

Belonging to a trailblazing family of craft gin producers, it’s no surprise Neddy and Christian Bedwell have gone on to start Distil on the Hill.

Rusty’s favourite opens new Thai café with a twist in Cairns

Tiss Bunwong, the friendly face behind the Ma Der Thai Street Food at Rusty’s Markets, has just opened a new Thai-Jamaican café in the Cairns CBD.

From bean to brew: why 'the source' is key to quality coffee

Oliver James, master roaster and barista behind Tattooed Sailor and Guyala Café in Cairns, explains why ‘the source’ is so integral to quality coffee.

Cairns to finally get Krispy Kreme with 7-Eleven expansion into Far North

The doughnut-shaped hole in our city’s heart is soon to be filled – Krispy Kreme is on its way to Cairns and Townsville along with 15 new 7-Eleven stores.

Location revealed for Annee's Caphê second Cairns store

Endless queues no more – Vietnamese iced coffee fans will soon be able to find their favourite brew at another Cairns location.

Cairns gin distillery cements itself as global leader

Wolf Lane Distillery has once again outclassed global competition, winning three medals – including a gold - at the Gin Masters 2021 awards in London.

Cairns' newest hotel opens its doors to the public

The Benson Hotel, at the site of the old Rydges Plaza, has injected new life into what was known as the LILO Rooftop Pool Bar.

Coffee served for free in Cairns to launch plastic-free July

Your favourite brew will be available for free at three Cairns cafes tomorrow, as part of a partnership between Crystalbrook Collection and Green Caffeen.

Little Larder cafe in Port Douglas up for sale

One of Far North Queensland’s most iconic and longstanding cafes has gone on the market at a ‘priced to sell’ figure.