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About World Cassowary Day

Kuranda conservationist Paul Webster, said the inspiration for steering World Cassowary Day into being last year was the fact that so few people in southern Australia knew anything about assowaries. more about WCD 2015

Wear Cassowary Colours

Interactive, up-close real wildlife experiences with Zoo To You 

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Mission Beach Cassowaries
Mission Beach Cassowaries

Face painting


Fairly Funky

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Amanda Kay will be facilitating a community song writing project at WCD. Everyone is welcome to participate by writing a line for the song and submitting it on the day.


"We will create a song together about our 

Cassowary Day Community Song Project.

wonderful cassowaries and how we can protect them and the unique and fragile environment they live in".

The song will be performed at the end of the day and participants may be able to join in.  We hope to capture the tune and make a clip to share with people around the world to help increase awareness and support for our endangered

local wildlife. 


What actions can make the future safe and secure for cassowaries?

See here

World Cassowary Day

Special guest the national Threatened Species Commissioner  Read more



Plant a tree with the Commissioner. (see Friday activities below)

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kids parade 

of cassowary sculptures

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World Cassowary Day




Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2015 starts

from World Cassowary Day venue! Learn more 

Official handover of

World Cassowary Day

to Douglas Shire mayor Julia Leu


World Cassowary Day founder Paul Webster

Launch of  Mission Beach Naturally brochure by Mission Beach Tourism

World Cassowary Day

Over 40 wildlife group displays


Community, industry, government and research groups working with threatened species and wildlife will be showcasing their work and sharing their knowledge at displays set up in shady beachside parkland. 


Check out who's coming

Traditional Owner’s welcome and dance

World Cassowary Day

Catch up with Bob for a chat at the Bob Irwin Wildlife & Conservation Foundation marquee

Cassowary Friends

Watch out for the roadside signs as you aere travelling on the roads to Mission Beach. The signs were designed by Mission Beach school kids to help alert drivers about cassowaries. Read more

World Cassowary Day 2015

Muso Paul Brennan will be playing throughout the day

Land art will be created

within the park and beach environments


Key actions that need to happen to help secure a safe future for the cassowary


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See below for other activities planned for leading up to and following WCD

Celebrating cassowaries and their friends

World Cassowary Day 2015

Saturday Sept 26

what's happening 


Friday Sept 25

Plant a tree with the Threatened Species Commissioner

Crazy about cassowaries

Community tree planting

When: 2pm, Friday 25 September

Where:  Next to the waste transfer station, Wheatley Rd

(between Wongaling and South Mission Beaches)

• Come and plant a native tree in a cassowary corridor
• Meet the federal Threatened Species Commissioner
• Wear protective clothing and BYO water
• Trees and tools supplied by Council

Please note; it’s a relatively small site and dry season so we’ll only be planting a f

ew trees each. To reduce parking pressure on site, please consider walking, cycling,

car-pooling or catching the bus.

Crazy About Cassowaries is a partnership of organisations revegetating important cassowary corridors in the Mission Beach area. Participants include Cassowary Coast Regional Council, National Parks, C4, Terrain, Girringun, Djiru, Rainforest Rescue, Mission Beach Cassowaries and Mission Beach School.

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Stay a little longer!


Enjoy some of these low impact nature based special activities while you are at Mission Beach for World Cassowary Day weekend

Sunday Sept 27

Special WCD Nature based tours and walks


Walking toTam O'Shanter Point and back


lifelong birder and fish scientist

Dr Helen Larson










Please note: Will need to negotiate

rocks on the beach at one point.


Contact Helen


See Helen's bird list here



Where; South Mission Beach boat ramp

When;  1pm departure







Kennedy Track Bird Walk

What to bring;

  • Binoculars

  • Cameras

  • Water

  • Hats etc.




Fruit Forest Farm


Last tour for the  year!




Fruit Forest Farm provides tours showcasing  exotic fruits, plants and wildlife in a farm setting. They are an
award winning "Wet Tropics World Heritage Neighbour."

From 9.30am - 12pm

$48 per head


Limit 16 people



Scenic Island Cruise


Mission Beach Charters

 Three and half hour cruise around the islands

 Stop for a cuppa and  fresh muffins and a chat with local Jase


Minimum 4 passengers

Maximum 6


$90 Per person

Cutten Brothers Walk


with Wet Tropics tour guides


Peter and Laurie Trott

and Peter Rowles


Explore this rare meeting of tropical rainforest and ocean on unique Clump Point basalt headland where arenga palms and orange-footed scrub fowl flourish beside the mangroves.



Corner of Porter Promenade

and Clump Point Road.


Sun 27 Sept 10am departure




An easy 45-60 minute out and return.


Hats, binoculars, cameras and curiosity.


Contact Peter

 Tully River Guided Tours

Wildside Adventures

is proud to be a part of World Cassowary Day


Sat 26th

Come and see us at our Information stall at the visitor centre


 Sunday 27th

 We are operating discounted guided tours of the Tully River for 




 $10 from each sale will be donated to help cassowaries.
Tour starts at Tully Gorge camping area and finishing at the Tully Bridge.

Limited spaces avalaible


Booking essental
Contact Wildside Adventures for more information 
T. (07) 40886212  M. 0432477689 E.



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