Mareeba is popular with tourists as well as locals, for its wonderful mix of history and nature.
Around an hour from Cairns, Mareeba's history goes back to the Gold Rush days, helping to build a strong community spirit here.
Tourism and agriculture are the main industries here, with the area famous for its fantastic tropical fruits and coffee.
The annual rodeo has been running for decades, and is so popular, it just about doubles the town's population while it's on.
Health and education services are good, and the lifestyle is unbeatable, with plenty of nature-based activities. Mareeba has perfect conditions, too, for hot air ballooning.