The grounds at Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge are home to assorted wildlife. Various bird species, Agile Wallabies, insects, snakes, frogs & lizards are always present. It is also the home to a number of Water Buffalo and Banteng.
Jimmy Creek Monsoon Forest is accessible from the campground. The natural spring creates a dramatic canopy that strongly contrast to the surrounding woodlands. A 35 minute walk winds its way along the creek past banyan trees and scrub fowl nests. Spot freshwater crocodiles, small fish and the occasional barramundi, birds, insects and frogs. The monsoon forest is cool relief from the heat of the day. Also in the area is Brian Creek Monsoon Forest.
The Hardies and Wildman 4WD tracks travel along the edge of the wetlands, between paperbark swamps and tall open forests. Highlights include majestic fig trees, the Mary River floodplain, billabongs and historical features. You may spot Water Buffalo, wild pigs, Brahman cattle, and an array of other wildlife.
The Rockhole is another access point to the channels of the Mary River system, and is a popular spot for barramundi fishing and wildlife viewing. There is also a boat ramp and picnic facilities. The Mary River Wetlands Cruise departs from the Rockhole Billabong.