Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park – A Truly Unique Place

Sunrise with the Kangaroos and Wallabies at Cape Hillsborough is a Hero experience and widely considered a ‘must see’ for anybody visiting the Mackay Region. Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is in a unique position to be able to offer its guests an unforgettable experience, with everything from gentle strolls along the shore line, to more challenging bush walks and of course the spectacular sunrises on the beach with our wildlife. 

With a strong family focus, we aim to give every guest the most memorable experience possible. Many of our guests first came here as children themselves, and are now bringing their children, and even their grandchildren. It’s here that memories are made, family traditions upheld, and friendships begun.

Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is more than just a holiday destination – it’s a story waiting to be told.

Cape Hillsborough was formed over 30 million years ago, and is the starting point of the Cosgrove volcano chain, the longest chain of volcanoes in the world at three times the length of Yellowstone in the United States. Remnants of these long extinct volcanoes contribute to the rugged landscape waiting to be explored by our guests. 

The four well maintained walking trails easily accessible from the Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park take guests through 10 distinct types of vegetation communities, from Mangrove and Salt Pan groves, to Hoop Pine forests and Paperbark woodlands. Along the way, guests will see hundreds of different forms of vegetation, the view gradually changing as you walk from one community to the next. Each of these walks, suitable for most ages and fitness levels, holds its own unique charm, with new experiences around each corner. Andrews Point, for example has stunning lookouts over the ocean, while walking the Yuibera Plant Trail will showcase the area’s rich cultural heritage. 

And then there is our spectacular wildlife. From the famous Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Agile Wallabies, to bright, tiny fireflies, visitors to Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park can see them all during their stay. One of the most unique features of our park is the fact that many species of local wildlife appear withing the Tourist Park and interact passively with our guests, going about their daily business with little interest in humans. These include 22 species of mammals, 25 different reptiles, and around 8 amphibian species. Marine turtles also visit the area, and there are an abundance of fish and other marine life, thanks to the Tourist Parks Net Free Zone. The trees and skies of the Tourist Park abound with around 25 butterfly species and over 135 types of birds. 

A stay at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a truly memorable experience – and a fantastic way to showcase this jewel in the crown of the Mackay Region. 

Come join us soon and let our story become part of you story. 

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