Mackay Attraction - Cape Hillsborough National Park

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Mackay Attraction - Cape Hillsborough National Park


Cape Hillsborough National Park is a great natural Aussie experience.

Rainforest covered rocky headlands which overlook white sandy beaches offer secluded getaway destinations. The region is known as the Hibiscus Coast.

Catch the sunrise on the beach and get up close and personal to the wallabies and kangaroos who search for food with the morning tide.

Capture a truly iconic Australian moment with these gentle creatures, using the soft morning sunrise to your advantage!

There are over 150 species of birds and 25 species of tropical butterflies to observe if you choose to walk the award-winning Diversity boardwalk - a must do when visiting Cape Hillsborough.

North of the Cape along the coast you’ll find Ball Bay, a popular beachside village typical of the region - secluded camping, beach fishing await and a scattering of amenities help make your adventure a little easier. Smalleys beach is a popular destination for camping, next to a creek outlet.

Further north, the Newry Islands National Park is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, like a mini Whitsundays these islands offer a great natural getaway spot. White beaches, sparkling turquoise waters and abundant life make this destination another great option for a longer trip.

You’ll find a variety of accommodation options ranging from caravan and camping to beachfront huts and motel units.

For getting back to nature and enjoying the wildlife with the morning beach sunrise.