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Cape Hilsborough National Park. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Cape Hillsborough National Park

Join a wallaby for breakfast

Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the most scenic locations on the Central Queensland coast. Rugged, rainforest-clad hills plunge to rocky headlands and white sandy beaches in this scenic and peaceful park. Lowland rainforest fringes creeks, valleys and gullies while tall forest grows on rocky headlands. Learn how the Traditional Owners thrived in this special place for thousands of years. Be at the beach at sunrise or sunset to hang out with agile wallabies—a truly iconic Australian experience. Climb the headland for views over the offshore islands, maybe you’ll be tempted to head offshore and continue your holiday on one of them!

Location and getting there

50km NW of Mackay. Access from Mackay is via the Bruce Hwy, Yakapari-Seaforth Road and Cape Hillsborough Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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Yuibera plant trail

Distance: 1.2km return (40mins walking time)
The Yuibera plant trail is an easy self-guided trail highlighting the coastal way of life and the traditional use of plants by the Traditional Owners. You’ll get fascinating insight into the important connection between Aboriginal people and their country. You might even learn to spot some bush tucker!