Track Summary:
  • Track name: Lacey Creek Circuit
  • Area: Central Coast
  • Track Class: Graded Track
  • Type of walk: Loop
  • Length: Short
  • Time: 30min
  • Distance: 1.20km
  • Difficulty: Easy
Activities & Interests:
  • Lake creek or river
  • Plant
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife
Track description:

The Mission Beach area offers visitors a comprehensive range of walking experiences. The Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre and Cassowary Information Centre offer historical, cultural, and environmental perspectives on the area.

The Lacey Creek Circuit runs through the Djiru National Park, offering walkers a variety of lowland rainforest vegetation. The walk crosses numerous arms of Lacey Creek and you may see turtles and fish swimming in the pools below. There are information signs along the walk which focus on all aspects of cassowaries and their interactions with the local environment.

Make sure you load up on the mozzie repellent before stepping out to do these walks. And watch for cassowaries along the dirt road and around the picnic area. Please do not share your lunch with them as some birds have become problematic, accosting visitors for food.

How to get there:

The 1.2 kilometre Lacey Creek Circuit is on the road between Mission Beach and El Arish, about 7.5 kilometres out of town after leaving the Mission Beach Visitor Centre. There is a carpark, toilets and picnic area on the northern side of the road where the walk begins. The Dreaming Trail begins on the southern side of the road.

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More information:

If you would like more information about Lacey Creek Circuit:

See the NPRSR website page for Djiru National Park.

Stop in at the excellent Visitor and Cassowary Information Centres on the Mission Beach coastal road.

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