The Cassowary Coast is so named for a good reason. It’s home to Australia’s rare and endangered flightless bird, the cassowary. If you’re lucky enough to spot one of these fellas in the wild, consider yourself very lucky!
But the Cassowary Coast is not just about wildlife. The region about an hour south of Cairns loosely incorporates Babinda, Mission Beach, Innisfail, Tully and Cardwell. Head inland from the coast and it’s not easy to miss the rather large mountains that dominate the horizon. Queensland’s two largest, Mt Bellenden Ker and Mt Bartle Frer are found here. Rainforest, creeks, waterfalls and hiking trails abound in these mountains. Travel a little further and you’ll be amongst the dairy farms of the Atherton Tablelands.
But I digress, we’re following a food trail so let’s go find something eat. A good place to start is with a map from Taste of the Tropics Cassowary Coast Food Trail.