Djiru National Park

Djiru National Park, Wongaling Beach: Address, Djiru National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Djiru National Park
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Jonique Life
Australia1,605 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We hired some bikes together for the afternoon to go do a bike trail at the back of mission beach, the Musgravea Track which is approx 5kms from one end to the other 🚲

Ended up covering about 20kms on the bike in total by the time you ride from the bike hire location up the hill to the start of the trail and return ⛰

The trail was corrugated and very bumpy with a couple of bridge crossings but overall not too difficult! Well worth it, great afternoon out!

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Written April 20, 2021
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia5,773 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I loved this walk but it’s through cassowary territory (I saw 2 fresh scats) so I was a bit trepidatious about disturbing one of these giant birds up close - hence I was a bit distracted during the walk!

There are fan palms galore on the 1.2km walk (the orange fruit is eaten by the cassowary) and Mission Beach has 50% of the remaining fan palm forest in all of Australia. For this reason alone, the walk is worth seeking out. There is a nice boardwalk at the end and lots of interpretive signage explaining the plants & fauna.

To get there, you take a short 1km drive on unsealed road off Tully-Mission Beach Rd into a beautiful secluded location. A short children’s walk is adjacent which includes some fake cassowary footprints & eggs!
Written April 13, 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,864 contributions
Sep 2020
We did the dreaming trail and then the fan fern walk later in the day. If you are feeling energetic you can walk between those two. The signs have all the info. We didn’t see any cassowaries but looks of their poop!
Written September 14, 2020
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Peter C
Merrigum, Australia25 contributions
Aug 2020
Great place if you like mid range difficulty walk. Information board states 2 hours return from car park. However we completed in approx 35 minutes without to much trouble to the view point. The return trip a little bit quicker. Stunning view on the day we were there, looking down the coastline towards Mission Beach.
Written August 21, 2020
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,608 contributions
Jul 2020
This national park behind Mission Beach offers a few walk accesses, but when driving there you come across wild Casswaries on the road, you know you are part of nature here
Written August 15, 2020
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arachne7
Birmingham, AL119 contributions
Mar 2019
I visited the Lacey Creek day use area and it was a nice easy walk through the forest. It took a trail across a stream and through the woods. Mosquito repellent is a must though. I was told that you can go swimming there but I wasn't tempted. I didn't see a lot of wildlife but it was still a great walk.
Written September 30, 2019
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PennyLawes
Brisbane, Australia213 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A good little forest circuit with some creeks (fish and turtles) and birdlife. No cassowary unfortunately on the day we were there but still a good walk. Do bring the mozzie spray - they are alive and well in the forest here.
Written August 20, 2019
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Kimmy155
Cairns Region, Australia136 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did the easy 1.1km(?) walking track on a trip to Mission Beach.
I thankfully didn’t see snakes or cassowaries or anything “scary” like that! But did nearly run in a great big spider on the main track!
There are bbqs here and a place to swim!
Take the aeroguard, the mossies are insane!!
Written March 30, 2019
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia5,773 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Cassowaries? Snakes? Pythons? Butterflies? You name it, it is here.

I came on a hot summer's day in February and did the 1.5km loop walk through the Djiru National Park rainforest at Lacey Creek day use area (carpark is on the left as you head in to Mission Beach along el Arish Mission Beach Road) and was excited to find out what I would come across. Whilst I didn't see a prehistoric cassowary I did run into a giant carpet python slithering its way across the track right in front of me!

The walk is beautiful with dense rainforest and Lacey Creek to cross on the way, and there is a lot of informative signage to take in as well. On a hot day, do take water as you will need it.

Highly recommended.
Written August 18, 2018
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FedeBukittingi
Bukittingi19 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
This is true cassowary forest and you can CYCLE through it, all the way along the Musgrave Track, which connects you to the beautiful, peaceful Licuala Day Use area on the southern side of this massive park. Take your water with you!
Written November 15, 2017
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