At Cape Hillsborough National Park, rainforest literally meets the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, providing unique habitats for plants and animals. Rugged, rainforest-clad hills plunge to rocky headlands of rhyolite boulders. Created by volcanic activity, the boulders separate white sandy beaches in this scenic and peaceful park. The Yuibera (Yuwi) Aboriginal people continue their traditional use of the rich natural resources found here. The 1.2 kilometre Yuibera (Yuwi) trail illustrates traditional coastal life. Observe more than 150 species of birds and 25 species of tropical butterflies. Enjoy a range of walking tracks. Along the award-winning Diversity boardwalk, see shell middens from Yuibera (Yuwi) feasts. Explore tidal rock pools. On a moonlit walk along the beach you will discover thousands of crabs scurrying for food. Camp or picnic at Smalleys Beach. Camping fees apply; book in advance during school holidays.
Children are welcome.
Facilities for visitors with a disability are available.
How To Get There
The Park is 50 kilometres north of Mackay. There is gravel road to Smalleys Beach however it is usually accessible by conventional vehicles.
* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.