Flying Fish Point

Flying Fish Point, a rural town and holiday place, is 70 km south-east of Cairns and 7 km north-east of Innisfail. It was named by the explorer George Dalrymple, in 1873 after the cutter 'Flying Fish' in his expedition. It is the northern head of the mouth of the Johnstone River; the southern head, Coquette Head, was also named by Dalrymple, after the expedition's second cutter.

Flying Fish Point was leased by Thomas Fitzgerald, Innisfail's pioneer sugar planter, as his 'head station', but the site was resumed by the government in about 1883 for pilotage purposes.


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