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Local Heritage Community

Along with a rich history, the Cassowary Coast Region features World Heritage rainforests, secluded beaches, tropical islands, rugged coastal ranges and fertile flood plains. Covering 4701 square kilometres from Garradunga in the north, Cardwell in the south and East Palmerston in the west.

Our high rainfall and resulting humidity are legend with the township of Tully holding the annual rainfall record of 7.93m in 1950. The 8m high Golden Gumboot monument was erected in 2003 to commemorate this astounding rainfall.

Cassowary Coast Region boasts rich agricultural land that has paved the way for the strong sugar cane and banana growing industries which have driven growth since the late 1800's.

The region prides itself in its historically cultural diversity with at last count, 48 languages spoken and 46 religions practised.

To delve deeper into how our region became so unique, try our Historical Societies, Museums and Community Groups listed in our Community Quick Links menu.

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