Bug and Bites

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Sand flies don’t like windy areas, try to move around or gather where a breeze is present.
  3. Our unwanted friends are more active at dawn and dusk, keep this in mind if you have a serve reaction.
  4. When camping ensure you secure your fly screens on your tent, swag, camper or caravan as sand flies can quite easily find small gaps.
  5. 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:


  • Baby oil
  • Insect repellent
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Any form of oil body lotion can form a layer of protection.
  • Kelalan Sandfly repellent (available from our shop)


  • Calamine lotion
  • Aloe Vera
  • 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.

Happy Camping!!!

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!

  1. See the Kangaroos and Wallabies on the beach at sunrise.
  2. Venture the four walking trails, admiring the local wildlife – birds and butterflies.
  3. Try spotting Turtles or Whales during there migration season (Best viewing spot is on the Andrews Walking Trial at Turtle Lookout).
  4. Walk to Wedge Island at low tide and explore the watering holes and the creatures that call these pools home.
  5. Explore the coastline for hidden caves.
  6. Adventure through the National Park finding hidden watering holes and destinations.
  7. Play some beach soccer or cricket with the family.
  8. Go for a swim in the ocean or drop a line and try your luck at fishing.
  9. Get creative and build a cubby house on the beach.
  10. 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 

Pool, children swimming, sun shining through shades
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park Pool – Phantom Photography