About Kurrimine Beach
These parks conserve remnant patches of coastal forest, including mesophyll vine forest. The term ‘mesophyll’ refers to the large leaves of the plants found in this type of forest—typically 12–24cm long. Since European settlement over 80 per cent of this forest type has been cleared from the lowlands of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area for housing and agriculture.
The Paddy Illich track in the conservation park takes visitors on a short walk through a six hectare patch of mesophyll vine forest. The signs along the track detail the significant relationships between the plants and animals of the forest and the role these relationships play in the health and biological diversity of the area.
Looking after the park
Please help to look after the forest.
- Stay on walking tracks at all times—this reduces the risk of injury, prevents disturbance to native vegetation and reduces erosion.
- Leave your pets at home—they are not allowed in these parks.
- Do not feed wildlife—it can affect their health and alter the natural population balance.
- Please take rubbish with you when you leave the park and help by picking up rubbish left by others.
- Avoid the spread of weeds—check your clothing and shoes regularly for seeds. Dispose of seeds in the rubbish you take with you.
- Everything in the park, living or dead, is protected. Please leave everything as you found it.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Kurrimine Beach National Park and Kurrimine Beach Conservation Park are managed for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation. Kurrimine Beach National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and is adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Kurrimine Beach Conservation Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Wet Tropics Management Authority, in collaboration with the Ma:Ma Aboriginal people.
Tourism information links
Mission Beach Business & Tourism
Porters Promenade Mission Beach
PO Box 266 Mission Beach QLD 4852
ph (07) 4068 7099
Tully Visitor and Heritage Centre
Bruce Highway, Tully QLD 4854
ph (07) 4068 2288
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Kurrimine Beach
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