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Tropical Coast Top Ten #7 - Agriculture

The Tropical Coast was built on Agriculture
Explore the vast array of foods grown on the Tropical Coast

Agriculture is the economic backbone of the Tropical Coast, with Sugar Cane, Bananas & Paw Paw being the main crops.

Experience the drama & heritage of Australia’s sugar industry at the Australian Sugar Heritage Centre.
Learn of the people who made the industry, investigate their life style and the rich folklore associated with one of Australia’s great rural industries.  See on display many of the innovative implements and machines developed for the industry.  Examine the pioneering methods and processes on informative audio/visual displays in the Heritage Centre.

The Tully Sugar Mill runs Mill Tours during the crushing season (June to November) - be sure to book to avoid disappointment.

Most of Australia's bananas are grown on the Tropical Coast and Innisfail secured the Guinness World Record for the World's Longest Banana Split at 8,040 metres at the 2017 Feast of the Senses.

It is the niche crops where things get really interesting, with Coffee, Chocolate, Tea and a host of Exotic Fruits being grown in the region.

There are farm tours available and even a Tropical Winery that you can visit. 

The Pocket is a proudly locally owned and operated fresh produce market right on the Bruce Highway, sourcing from local growers where possible. They also sell delicious takeway coffee.

Feast of the Senses Fruit Display
Photo Courtesy of TakenByGio and  Feast of the Senses