The tourism award season has rolled around once again. And this year Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park has taken the opportunity to enter in both the Mackay and Queensland Tourism Awards for the first time. This is an exciting venture and opportunity to be able to showcase and display our slice of paradise to a number of tourism entities.
The presentation ceremony of the Mackay Tourism awards has recently taken place and we were thrilled to be awarded Gold in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category. It’s not only rewarding but heart-warming to be recognised amongst the top tourism operations in our region.
In the coming weeks the award ceremony for the Queensland Tourism Awards will take place. This is an exciting chance to be able to compete against some of Queensland’s very best caravan and holiday parks. As well as showcase and recognise other organisations and individuals in the tourism sector.
As a part of the Queensland Tourism Awards Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Parks story has been captured by the team at Tourism Tribe in a Media Release which can be found in the following link.
Our success and nomination in both the Mackay and Queensland Tourism Awards would not be possible without the support of each and every one of our guests. We thank you greatly, and hopefully we can bring home the Queensland GOLD to share with you all.
Bugs and Bites, What would camping be without them? Probably more enjoyable or less itchy you may be thinking? Well your probably right.
But if you choose to go camping its one of the factors that you have to be mindful of as we are holidaying in their natural environment. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for these unwanted biting creatures. However, there are a number of things you can do to help prevent the unwanted itchiness.
Sand flies inhabit low lying areas, therefore there first point of attack is the ankles and legs. To avoid an attack, try wearing socks or light coloured, summer clothing as sand flies are attracted to darker colours.
Sand flies don’t like windy areas, try to move around or gather where a breeze is present.
Our unwanted friends are more active at dawn and dusk, keep this in mind if you have a serve reaction.
When camping ensure you secure your fly screens on your tent, swag, camper or caravan as sand flies can quite easily find small gaps.
Use a bug repellent or even try baby oil this creates a layer on the skin which prevents sand flies from being able to penetrate and irritate the skin.
Below we have created a list of repellents and remedies:
Tea tree oil
Any form of oil body lotion can form a layer of protection.
Kelalan Sandfly repellent (available from our shop)
Kelalan Itch and Bite Relief (available from our shop)
Don’t let the bugs ruin your camping trip, they are all a part of the experience.
Top 10 Family Activities to do at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park
Planning your next family trip to Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park? Looking for some activities to do during your stay to get the family out and about. Below we have collated some of our favourite things, for you and your family to do on your next trip to Cape Hillsborough!
See the Kangaroos and Wallabies on the beach at sunrise.
Venture the four walking trails, admiring the local wildlife – birds and butterflies.
Try spotting Turtles or Whales during there migration season (Best viewing spot is on the Andrews Walking Trial at Turtle Lookout).
Walk to Wedge Island at low tide and explore the watering holes and the creatures that call these pools home.
Explore the coastline for hidden caves.
Adventure through the National Park finding hidden watering holes and destinations.
Play some beach soccer or cricket with the family.
Go for a swim in the ocean or drop a line and try your luck at fishing.
Get creative and build a cubby house on the beach.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cape Hillsborough Diner to refuel to keep exploring the area.
While you are out adventuring and exploring The Cape Hillsborough area, make sure you pack your camera or phone to snap that picture-perfect shot! And don’t forget to share it with us on our social media platforms – Instagram and or Facebook. We love seeing the new places which you explore or discover whilst visiting us here at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park. #capehillsboroughnaturetouristpark
Picture yourself here with us as did Steven Funkloch, a German journalist blogger who was lucky enough to wake to the suns rays and watch the sunrise alongside our friendly locals – “Man and animal are relaxed and I have perhaps the best sunrise of my life“.
Read more on his recent Cape Hillsborough sunrise experience . . . (ensure to google translate)