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Beachcomber Cove Track
1.5 Hours  / 2.2 Kilometres


Beachcomber Cove track is located within Cape Hillsborough National Park. This ruggedly scenic park includes rainforest, eucalypt forest, beaches, rocky headlands covered in hoop pines, and volcanic rock formations.

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The 2.2 kilometre return Beachcomber Cove track starts from the northern end of the Cape Hillsborough picnic area and passes through open eucalypt forest and remnant rainforest with hoop pines, ferns and vines. The track ends at Beachcomber Cove, where walkers can enjoy pleasant views from a lookout on top of the ridge. At low tide, you can return to Cape Hillsborough picnic area along the beach. Near the picnic area, you can often see kangaroos on the beach in the late afternoon. At high tide, you will need to retrace your steps along the track. Check tide times before setting out and allow one and a half hours to complete this walk of a moderate grade.

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Beachcomber Cover walk, Cape Hillsborough National Park
Beachcomber Cover walk, Cape Hillsborough National ParkKangaroos on beach, Cape Hillsborough National Park
Kangaroos on beach, Cape Hillsborough National ParkBeachcomber Cove walk, Cape Hillsborough National Park
Beachcomber Cove walk, Cape Hillsborough National Park

Journey Details

Duration1.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance2.2 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience


  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
  • Self-Guided

Beachcomber Cove Track Full Itinerary

Beachcomber Cove Track

The Beachcomber Cove track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

Beachcomber Cove walk, Cape Hillsborough National Park
Beachcomber Cove walk, Cape Hillsborough National Park

Route Details

Duration: 1.5 Hrs 
Distance: 2.2 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Return

  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Flora/Fauna
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife

Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3

Other Information

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