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.
- Conventional vehicle
- 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.
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 .
For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.
The toilets and picnic tables are wheelchair accessible.
Available from taps in the day-use area.
Before you visit
Kauri Creek day-use area is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting Danbulla safely.