Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 50 kilometres north of Mackay, is a natural paradise where rainforest meets the ocean. The rugged scenery, picturesque walking tracks and native wildlife make it a perfect destination to explore.
Watch the sunrise on the beach and meet friendly wallabies and kangaroos as they bound along the sand and feast on the water’s edge. This is the perfect opportunity to get beautiful photos of the sunrise over the national park and get up close to these iconic Australian animals.
Explore nearby walking tracks to view a plethora of colourful birds and butterflies, including the vivid Ulysses butterfly. Meander through a mangrove community, eucalypt open forest and vine thicket along the Diversity Boardwalk, or discover the 1.6 kilometre Juipera Plants Trail for a fascinating insight into local Aboriginal history.
A nearby nature resort offers a variety of accommodation options from caravan and camping to beachfront huts and motel units; the ideal location to prepare for the morning beach sunrise. There’s also camping available at Smalleys Beach nearby.
Cape Hillsborough is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Mackay, it is located approximately 833kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 11.953 square kilometres. Cape Hillsborough has a recorded population of 44 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Cape Hillsborough we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Cape Hillsborough and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.