If secluded sandy beaches are your thing then Cape
Hillsborough National Park
will be your heaven. This small park (816 ha) is only 40
minutes drive north of Mackay with rocky headlands,
mangroves, eucalypt and lush rainforests to explore.
Camping is by permit only at Smalleys Beach, there are
several bushwalks available. At low tide you can walk out to
Wedge Island. The park is also a good place to view native
animals and a spot of fishing.
The Cape Hillsborough
Nature Resort is a stone throw from the National Park and
the prices are very reasonable. Check them out. Beware
marine stingers during the warmer months October through to
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.