Tourism Information - Explore The Region

Welcome to the Cassowary Coast

Designed by nature we are home to two World Heritage areas, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, and our namesake the Cassowary. With many, many experiences for you to explore from rainforest to reef.  

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Visitor Information Centres

  • This centre is conveniently located on the Bruce Highway, Tully (map). The centre has easy, drive-in access for cars, caravans and motor homes . Disabled toilets and wheel chair access are available.

    The centre has an excellent Interpretive display that describes the history of Tully township, European settlement and the indigenous culture of the area.

    A comprehensive selection of local and regional brochures and maps is available to inform travellers of what is available in the area.

    During the cane harvesting season (June to November) the centre handles all bookings for tours of the Tully Sugar Mill.

    A free booking service is provided for tours and accommodation and free tea and coffee is provided.

    Merchandise available includes:

    • Local produce and arts and crafts
    • Souvenirs and postcards
    • Cold drinks

    Opening times: Open 7 days

    Monday to Friday open 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Saturday open 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Sunday open 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Contact details

    Phone: 07 4068 2288

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  • The Innisfail visitor information centre services are currently located at the Innisfail Shire Hall building, 70 Rankin Street Innisfail (map).  Right in the heart of Australia’s Art Deco town the Shire Hall is also a highlight of the Innisfail Art Deco self-guided walking tour.

    Long vehicle parking is recommended next to ANZAC Memorial Park on Glady and Grace Street.  It is a short walk from here to the Shire Hall via the town centre.  Not a bad spot for a picnic, ANZAC Park also provides convenient access to shops, deli’s and cafes, and the library (WiFi).

    The Innisfail visitor information services while temporarily unmanned, provide you access to local maps, brochures, and the Innisfail Town Walk Map.  Other locations for visitor information include the Historical Society Museum, Oliveri’s Deli, Ray the Barbers, Alberts Woodfire Pizza, and Australian Sugar Heritage Centre in Mourilyan.

    Click here to view the Innisfail Town Map.

    Shire Hall Opening times:

    Self-service visitor information, brochures and Art Deco Town Walk brochures available.

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Wednesday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

    Contact details:

    Phone: 4068 2288 

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  • The Cardwell Museum & Heritage Precinct is at 53 Victoria St (map).

    The precinct has a wide range of local and regional information along with great views of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Hinchinbrook Island. 

    The Cardwell Bush Telegraph is the old telegraph station and post office which was built in 1870, and is a great place to look around and learn about North Queensland's pioneering days.

    Opening hours

    Bush Telegraph & Court House Self Guided

    • Monday to Thursday 9am to 4:30pm
    • Saturday 9am to 12pm

    J C Hubinger Museum Staffed Hours

    • Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 12pm | 1pm to 3:30pm

    Contact details

    Phone: 07 4066 2412
    Website: Heritage and Museums – Cassowary Coast Regional Council

    Cardwell visitor information and bush telegraph heritage centre


  • This centre is located on Porters Promenade, Mission Beach (map). Off road parking is available.

    The Mission Beach centre has a wide range of local and regional information and offers a free booking service for accommodation and tours.

    The visitor centre is adjacent to the C4 Environment Centre which has excellent rainforest and cassowary displays.

    Merchandise available includes:

    • Camping books and walking trail maps
    • Souvenirs and postcards
    • Hats and t-shirts

    Opening times:

    Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Contact details:

    Phone: 07 4068 7099


Walking Tracks

Enjoy the tropics by taking a stroll through the rainforests and along the beaches.

The following walking tracks, walking and bicycle pathways are managed by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Our tourist information centres in Cardwell, Mission Beach, Tully and Innisfail have plenty of information about camping and hiking in nationals parks. At the Innisfail, Tully and Cardwell tourist information centres, you can also make your bookings for camping in national parks in this region and all over Queensland.


  • Innisfail Riverside shared walkways

    Getting there:   Parking at Fossey-Fitzgerald Park.

    What to see: 
    This shared pathway takes you on a loop trail around the river and through the heart of Innisfail. Fossey-Fitzgerald Park is on Fitzgerald Esplanade, where there is caravan and trailer parking and access to shops, Innisfail town centre and amenities overlooking the river. The walk takes in River Reflections, a series of eight hand-crafted mosaic panels telling the story of the Johnstone River region and its inhabitants.  Touch the raised images of turtles and crocodiles for good luck!

    Warrina Lakes - Botanic Gardens Circuit Trail

    Getting there: Parking at Warrina Lakes Centre off Charles and Emily St
    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am - 6pm

    What to see:
    Just minutes from Innisfail's shopping centre, Warrina lakes has all the facilities you need for a great family day out.  Here you'll find a playground, small botanical garden and a charming lake with water lillies, ducks and turtles.  There are barbecues, picnic tables, shady trees, toilets, a large undercover aream and a pram-friendly walking circuit.  Enjoy a nice, easy-access rainforest stroll around the parklands, while also taking in a variety of rainforest and wetland ecosystems and looking out for rainforest and wetland birds.

    Innisfail Town Walk

    The best way to get to know Innisfail is to take the town walk. Take time to look up and admire the art deco architecture.  Many of these buildings have recently been restored, making Innisfail the "art deco capital of Australia''.  Interpretive maps are available from the Innisfail Information Centre in ANZAC Memorial Park at the corner of Edith and Glady Streets.

  • Cutten Brothers Walking Track

    Getting there: 
    Access from Narragon Beach at the southern end (parking at Perry Harvey Jetty) or from the Ulysses Link Walking Trail at the northern end.

    What to see: 
    The Cutten Brothers Walking Track commemorates some intrepid settlers who made their living from timber in the early 1900s. The track takes you through beautiful remnant coastal rainforest and offers spectacular glimpses of Boat Bay. As you walk through, note the endangered arenga palms, king ferns and the large variety of significant trees. Look out for cassowaries and a wide variety of rainforest birds inhabiting this area. At its northern end the track follows the beach before entering coastal rainforest. At its southern end, it emerges from rainforest at the Clump Point Boat Ramp Rd to meet the Ulysses Link Walking Trail

    Ulysses Link Walking Track

    Getting there:
    The trail begins at the Mission Beach Information and C4 Visitor Information centres.

    What to see: 
    The coastal walking track leads from North Mission Beach along the coast towards Clump Point and the Cutten Brothers Walking Track.

    View more information on the Ulysses Link Walking Track Project Plan.

    Wongaling-North Mission shared walkway

    Getting there:
    This walkway links North Mission and Wongaling Beach & you can access it from Cassowary Drive.

    What to see: 
    The shared pedestrian and bike pathway takes you from one village to the other, alongside Cassowary Drive (also known as Tully-Mission Beach Rd).

    Kennedy Walking Track

    Getting there:
    Parking at the South Mission Beach boat ramp at the southern end of South Mission Beach (Kennedy Esplanade).

    What to see:
    This popular coastal trail is an enjoyable and picturesque 4km (one way) route that includes beach and forest walking as well as island views. The track cuts through a wide variety of coastal rainforests to get to beaches and rocky headlands. It offers great views of the Family Group of Islands and the chance to see cassowaries, wallabies and other rainforest animals. Peer down into the ocean from lookout points to spot turtles, dugongs and dolphins. The Kennedy Walking Track takes you from South Mission to Kennedy Bay, past the landing place of 1848 explorer Edmund Besley Court Kennedy. If you have the time you can then walk the length of Kennedy Bay along the beach to finish at the Hull River. The communities of Hull and Tully Heads are on the other side. Return is via the same pathway. This trail is suitable for a wide range of walkers, although the second half includes more stairs and a bit of rock-hopping. There is a wide boardwalk to the first beach, known as Lover's Beach.

  • Tully Heritage Trail

    Getting there:
    The heritage trail begins at the Tully Information Centre on the Bruce Highway at the entrance to the Tully township.

    What to see:
    Take this self-guided walk through Tully's township to admire art deco buildings, memorials to the early settlers and some of the town's natural history.  The heritage trail has a series of 20 storyboards, each providing interesting snippets about the history of the town and its people.

  • Coastal Link Walking Track

    Getting there:
    This trail can be entered anywhere along the foreshore areas at Cardwell.

    What to see:
    Enjoy spectacular coastal views of Hinchinbrook Island and the Hinchinbrook Passage. The northern end of the trail terminates at Coral Sea Park, a memorial for those lost in the battle of the Coral Sea. The southern terminus is at Colleen McLaughlin Park. This track links with the Melaleuca Walking Track

    Melaleuca Walking Track

    Getting there:
    Parking and toilets are available at Colleen McLaughlin Park.

    What to see:
    Heading south you pass through remnant coastal ecosystems and a unique coastal wetland. There is access through to Port Hinchinbrook's marina where ferry services connect to Hinchinbrook Island National Park.

    Other walking trails & bike trails

    For information on other walking trails and bike trails within the Cassowary Coast region, visit the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website at

  • Tully, 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 7am to 12 noon

    Butler Street, Tully.
    Contact: Laurence O'Neil  0474751406



    Feast of the Sense Market Extravaganza

    Annually last Sunday of the Feast of the Senses Festival March/April
    Centre of Innisfail - Edith & Rankin Sts
    Contact: Feast of The Sense Inc.


    Innisfail, 3rd Saturday of the month, 7am to 12 noon

    ANZAC Park, Bruce Highway
    Contact: Lioness Club of Innisfail, Janelle Sciacca Ph: 0458 583 001 


    Mission Beach, 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

    Porters Promenade (Opposite Hideaway Holiday Village)
    Contact: Rotary Club of Mission Beach, Chris May ph: 4068 7220


    Cardwell marketsCardwell Markets, 1st Saturday of the Month (Easter - December) 7am - 12 noon

    Gregory St. Sports Ground, Cardwell

    Contact: Rae Page, 4066 0083 or



    Cardwell Jetty Markets, Monthly (April - September)

    Cardwell Foreshore (at Jetty), Bruce Highway, Cardwell
    Contact: Thea 0447 660 248 or email


    Kurrimine Beach Progress Assocation Markets,  2nd Sunday of the month (July - October)

    Kurrimine Beach Hall Grounds
    Contact: Helen Walsh T: 0419 687 776 or