Danbulla National Park and State Forest Tropical North Queensland

Enjoy a picnic beside the scenic Kauri Creek at Kauri Creek day-use area. Photo credit: © Lovegreen Photography

Lake Tinaroo is the heart of Danbulla National Park and State Forest. Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Kauri Creek day-use area

This quaint and centrally-located picnic area is a beautiful place to stop for lunch on your day exploring this feature-packed area.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Tucked away among towering pines and native forest, this picnic area is a quiet retreat for the whole family.

Let the kids swim in the shallow, sandy-bottomed creek while you take a well-earned break in the shade. When you start to feel hungry, cook lunch on the wood-fired barbecue (bring your own wood) and have a picnic at one of the tables.

You can walk some of the Jungaljungal walk from here, or take a 600m stroll to the Kauri Creek camping area.

When everything is packed away, it’s time for more exploration along Danbulla Road.

Getting there and getting around

Kauri Creek day-use area is in Danbulla State Forest, on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.

  • The day-use area is 9.5km from the western entrance and 18.5km from the eastern entrance, on Danbulla Road.
  • Most of Danbulla Road is unsealed but it is accessible to all vehicles.

Refer to number 5 reference on Danbulla National Park and State Forest locality and road maps (PDF, 207.2KB) .

For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.

Wheelchair access

The toilets and picnic tables are wheelchair accessible.

Drinking water

Available from taps in the day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Kauri Creek day-use area is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Danbulla safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.