Travelling north of Mackay along the Bruce Highway you will come to the township of The Leap. This site holds a past of great tragedy and significance in the history of this region.
Discover the legend of The Leap and visit the monument that stands outside the pub to tell the story.
“A legendary and powerful woman named Kowaha from a local native tribe; committed the ultimate sacrifice in 1867. Legend says she leapt off the mountain with her newborn baby in her arms to avoid capture by white men.”
As a result of this event, the Mt Mandarana Cliff and Valley became known as The Leap.
The Hotel now stands as a reminder of this history and the legend of Kowaha. Visit the hotel and be captivated by the memorabilia and history of this region at the mini-museum.
Overnight camping is available.
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