This park, on the scenic coast just north of Mission Beach, contains some of the few remaining patches of undisturbed tropical lowland rainforest in North Queensland. These rainforest remnants are important habitat for the endangered southern cassowary. Bicton Hill is the main feature of the park. The summit of Bicton Hill was historically used as a lookout by Aboriginal people and later as a ship lookout by the area's first permanent European residents.... more
Challenge yourself on the four kilometre Bicton Hill circuit walking track and be rewarded with spectacular mainland and island views, and a chance to see rare rainforest plants and the elusive cassowary. Stay on the track at all times and take care around cliffs, steep slopes and at the lookout.... less
How To Get There
Clump Mountain National Park is 4.6 kilometres north of the town of Mission Beach on the Bingil Bay Road. Access to Mission Beach travelling north from Townsville is via the Tully-Mission Beach Road, or south from Cairns via the El Arish-Mission Beach Road. The Bicton Hill circuit track is the only accessible part of Clump Mountain National Park. The park entrance, carpark and beginning of the walking track are 2 kilometres past the Clump Point jetty, 500 metres south of Bingil Bay.
The Mission Beach area, including Clump Mountain National Park, has a tropical climate. Summer can be hot, humid and wet, with maximum temperatures reaching over 35 degrees Celsius. The cooler months from May to September are the best times to visit. During this time it is generally warm, with reduced humidity, and steady south-east trade winds.
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