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Cape Hillsborough National Park
Ranked #400 of 2,240 things to do in Queensland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit for sure . The headland walks are a must. Awesome views. Was low tide but still great. Kangaroos come out onto the beach at sunset. Walks maybe hard to find and allow about a hour for both. We saw turtles and whales.

Thank Benjamin B
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Worth the early rise to travel from Mackay to be at Cape Hillsborough beach at dawn. To see the kangaroos, we had to walk to right hand end of beach - just as well we did , as otherwise there was no sign of the kangaroos where we first entered the beach. There were about 15 Roos on the beach - mostly small, but two larger ones which came up very close to the human watchers, and even seemed to pose for the cameras. By sunrise, all the smaller ones hopped back up to the bush. The two larger ones hung around for longer. A magical experience not to be missed.

Thank Vickskix
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

It never fails to deliver an amazing experience! Whether it's the abundance of butterflies on our walk on Mother's Day-this has become a family tradition or just a casual weekend walk/hike...the views, the magic! We go back again and again & will continue to do so!

2  Thank Susan-Joy M
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Did the small walk at Cape Hillsborough National Park. I February there were blue butterflies everywhere. This time in july we saw at least three different varieties. we had our family picnic and then we kayaked and spent time plein air painting. What a great day. Will definitely be looking at staying there next year on our trip north.

Thank 853judithg
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had stayed in the Cape Hillsborough caravan park several years ago and quite enjoyed our stay. But this time we made a day trip from Mackay, as part of a drive around the northern beaches.

The main beach at Cape Hillsborough is long and wide, but like many of the beaches sheltered by the Great Barrier Reef is a bit muddy near the tide line at low tide. But I don't mind that at all as this is crocodile country and therefore not a safe swimming beach.

I love the the dramatic meeting of beach and forest. Steep timbered hills reach down to the edge of the sand, or in the more picturesque areas, to the fantastically shaped rock formations blasted into its shapes by wind, sand and wave.

At the eastern end of the beach Wedge Island provides protection from wind and wave. It is connected to the main land by a natural causeway which allows access on foot at lower tide levels. This is one of several walks through the park, most of which are easy to do. Those that lead to the hill beyond the caravan park provide views to every point of the compass.
On our last visit we witnessed two wallabies. balanced on their hind legs and tails, actually boxing. They are regular visitors to the beach, particularly early and late in the day.

We had morning tea in the picnic area of the National Park. Facilities include sheltered and open tables, barbecues, toilets and drinking water. A public parking area is adjacent to the facilities, access to the beach and the over the sand boat launching ramp.

Thank Kevin S
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