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The Djiru Aboriginal people who are the Traditional Owners of Clump Mountain National Park, welcome you and ask that you respect this special place.

Located just over 240 km north of Townsville and 135 km south of Cairns, Clump Mountain National Park features the iconic Bicton Hill and is home to remnant tropical lowland rainforest, that once grew extensively throughout the coastal lowland region of Queensland is all that remains as a natural habitat for the endangered southern cassowary.

With Bicton Hill the main feature of the national park, there is a circuit walking track up this moderately steep hill. It is a great track that provides spectacular coastal views over Bingil Bay and the Family Islands, as well as a chance to see rare rainforest flora and possible the elusive and endangered southern cassowary.

Clump Mountain National Park also holds historical significance for both Indigenous and European people. Part of the traditional country of the Djiru Aboriginal people, the nearby Bingil Bay was a favourite camping spot, whilst the rainforest plants were an integral part of the the culture providing fish nets, shelters, tools, weapons and medicines.

The summit of Bicton Hill was used as a lookout by the Djiru Aboriginal people, as well as a ship lookout by the Cutten brothers, the area’s first permanent European residents. They named their property ‘Bicton’ after the town in Devon, England.

Camping is not permitted in the Clump Mountain National Park. Visitors can find a range of accommodation in the nearby Mission Beach, Tully and Cardwell.

Source: QLD Parks & Wildlife Service - Clump Mountain National Park

Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Garners Beach Road
PO Box 89
Ph: 07 4068 7183

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service

Clump Mountain National Park Attractions

Bicton Hill Circuit Track
— 3.9 km return — 2 to 3 hours — Grade: moderate
• The track begins on Bicton Hill's exposed eastern side, with trees including brush box and swamp mahogany. As you work your way up, the track circles around to the hill’s sheltered western side, with Australia’s few remaining examples of lowland rainforest. The summit ends at a lookout with spectacular views. From the lookout, continue around the circuit until it meets back with the original track to continue down the way you ascended.

Check out the QLD Parks & Wildlife Service Mission Beach area map (PDF).

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Clump Mountain National Park Distance

Distance to Clump Mountain National Park
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Clump Mountain National Park:
• Brisbane 1,592
• Cairns 136
• Cardwell 76
• Ilfracombe 898
• Ingham 129
• Innisfail 48
• Mackay 626
• Mission Beach 3
• Townsville 240
• Tully 33
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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