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.

Cow cuddling enterprise delivers all the feels

Dedicated therapy cows are now available for snuggles on a property south of Cairns.

New Cairns Indigenous eco-tour project set to open

Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours at East Trinity has almost completed the first stage of its bold $46-million eco-tourism build.

‘Overwhelming’ response to new lots for sale north of Cairns

Land in a new estate north of Cairns is being snapped up before it's even officially on the market, with the majority of interest coming from local buyers.

Cairns building wins prestigious architecture award

The designers of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre have received the highest honour of the Queensland Architecture Awards.

Local leaders awarded for Wet Tropics conservation projects

A unique project to cultivate seed banks of plants, found only on mountain-tops in the Wet Tropics, has been recognised in local conservation awards.

Amazing footage captures daily trials of Daintree osprey family

Stories of sibling rivalry, struggles to feed a young family & pure survival are being captured by new cameras at JCU's Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

Cooktown to kick off ten-day expo this week

A ten-day fusion of music, traditional dance, food, history and nature is coming to Cooktown, and Tropic's put together a taste of what to expect.

Two new fast-food franchises on the cards for Cairns

Who’s a big fan of burgers? How about burritos? Stocklands Cairns has submitted a development application to open two new international fast-food chains.

New Cairns clinic dives headfirst into concussion management

A new internationally-accredited concussion clinic is ensuring Far North athletes don’t suffer the hidden but serious consequences of head injuries.

New cafes, bars, restaurants popping up in Cairns

Good news: it's Friday. Better news: The Tropic team has rounded together a list of new bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as a new distillery in Cairns.

The influential life of Henrietta Marrie to feature in a new film

A biopic will explore the globally renowned academic and Yindinji elder's social justice career and her battle to bring her Great Grandfather's regalia back home.

‘Crucial’ land agreement made for Cairns University Hospital

The highly-anticipated Cairns University Hospital project has reached a critical agreement between all key parties in the signing of a CBD land deal.

Tropic Now's COVID-19 vaccine booking guide for Cairns and FNQ

Tropic Now has done the research so you know what local clinics are giving each type of vaccine and where and how to book.

Cairns Airport boardwalk to reopen after council restoration

The Jack Barnes Mangrove Boardwalk near Cairns Airport will reopen after Cairns Regional Council agreed to fund its $460,000 restoration costs.

Cairns Taipans to wear new jersey for Indigenous round

Cairns Taipans will mark the last home game – and final run in the Snag Pit – against the Brisbane Bullets tonight by sporting new jerseys and shorts.

Cairns conservationists win global award for reforestation

Wet Tropics Management Authority has won an international award for its work to restore Mt Hypipamee rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands.

True leader: Inside the mind of Cairns' top businesswoman

Connie Kang of Cairns Cars reveals how she puts people first to deliver the numbers while advocating for more women to secure leadership roles.