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Lacey Creek, Tam O'Shanter
Lacy Creek, Tam O'Shanter
Musgravea, Licuala, Tam O'Shanter
Tam O'Shanter, Cassowary, Licuala
Map of Djiru National Park
Tully-Mission Beach Road
8 kilometres east of Mission Beach
Mission Beach
Queensland 4852 Australia

Djiru National Park
Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area

Free Entry

13 7468


This park protects some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in the wet tropics, including a rare patch of licuala fan palm forest and is one of the few places you're likely to see an unusual and endangered bird, the southern cassowary. The park is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

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Enjoy a barbecue at Lacey Creek day-use area and learn about cassowaries at the information shelter. Nearby, signs in the cassowary arboretum identify the trees that cassowaries feed on. Stroll along the short circuit walk through the forest and past a viewing platform overlooking the creek. Take a picnic to Licuala day-use area and follow the children's cassowary walk. Amble along the longer circuit walk that leads you under the bright green, patterned canopy of licuala fan palms. Keep a lookout for cassowaries and always 'Be Cass-o-wary!'

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability. The toilets at Lacey Creek day-use area and part of the 1.3 kilometre Fan Palm walk at Licuala day-use area are wheelchair accessible.

How To Get There

Licuala day-use area is 20 kilometres north-east of Tully and eight kilometres west of Mission Beach. Turn north off the Tully-Mission Beach Road onto the signposted unsealed road, and travel 1.6 kilometres along this unsealed road. It is accessible by conventional vehicles. Lacey Creek day-use area is beside the El Arish-Mission Beach road, 8 kilometres from the junction with the Bruce Highway and 7.5 kilometres from Mission Beach township.

Free Entry

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