Walk Wet Tropics

Track Summary:
  • Track name: Musgravea Track
  • Area: Central Coast
  • Track Class: Graded Track
  • Type of walk: One Way
  • Length: Medium
  • Time: 2.50hr
  • Distance: 7.80km
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Facilities:
Activities & Interests:
  • 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.

Much of the Musgravea Track is along an old forestry track running alongside the Hull River and Jurs Creek. This mainly flat track follows an old forestry road used in the 1960s and 1970s to haul timber from South Mission Beach to the El Arish timber mill. There are numerous bridges over small tributaries and you will pass through a wide variety of lowland rainforest types, including stunning licuala palm forests. Bridges are closed for safety reasons; walkers are directed to follow marked detours. A short link track joins the Musgrave Link Track to the Dreaming trail shortly before the road exit. The Dreaming Trail goes to Lacey Creek Walk and the carpark and toilets.

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 northern end of this 6 kilometre walk is on the road between Mission Beach and El Arish, about 5.5 kilometres out of town after leaving the Mission Beach Visitor Centre (2km before Lacey Creek. The walk begins on the southern side of the road. The dirt road to Licuala State Forest Park at the souhern end of the walk is signposted, 9 kilometres along the road to Tully from Mission Beach. The walks start at a picnic area one kilometre up the dirt road.

Related tracks:
More information:

If you would like more information about the Musgravea Track:

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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