Things to do
Camping is not permitted in Djiru National Park.
There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Mission Beach. For more information see the tourism information links.
Walking and mountain biking
Several short and long walks allow visitors to explore the lowland rainforest in Djiru National Park, while the Musgravea track is a shared-use track for walkers and mountain-bikers. It is the only track in Djiru National Park where bicycles are permitted. View Journeys for more information.
Picnic and day-use areas
The day-use area at Lacey Creek has wheelchair-accessible toilets, gas barbecues and picnic tables.
There are picnic tables at the Licuala day-use area. These tables are surrounded by a fence to prevent cassowaries from joining your picnic—do not share your meal with these big birds.
The lowland rainforest in Djiru National Park is a good place for birdwatching. Expect to see a range of birds, from the enormous flightless cassowary to small kingfishers flitting along the creeks. Saw-shelled turtles and a range of freshwater fish can be found in Lacey Creek.
See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Djiru National Park's diverse wildlife.
Other things to do
Cassowary information shelter
At Lacey Creek day-use area stroll to the cassowary information shelter and learn about cassowaries, which are frequently seen in the area.
Cassowaries rely on the rainforest for their food and shelter. The fruit of over 230 rainforest plants provides them with a large menu to choose from. Signs identify a variety of the food plants growing near the cassowary information shelter.
- Temporary partial closure: Lacey Creek walking track, Djiru National Park 23 August to 31 October 2021