Photo Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland. In particular the resident kangaroos and wallabies on the beach at dawn... And walking around the place during the day. And while they are all great, this one was our favorite of all of the Cape Hillsborough walks. While there is not much to do on Wedge Island, there is a small beach for you to relax on. Let us know what you think in the comments! You won’t find restaurants, cafes or pubs here. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Quite uphill. Beautiful to walk along. And maybe you aren’t visiting Cape Hillsborough National Park from Mackay. The morning we were there mother nature really turned it on, the sunrise was the most magnificent sunrise i have ever seen. Great views from the tops of the surrounding hills and you may get to see some kangaroos on the beach as well. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. I won't spoil the rest of the hike too much. The area is blessed with four picturesque walking trails, all which are located in close vicinity to the park. Cape Hillsborough National Park: Abundant wildlife and good walks - See 93 traveler reviews, 142 candid photos, and great deals for Cape Hillsborough, Australia, at Tripadvisor. Your email address will not be published. Lots of seashells and little crabs. The track starts on the right-hand side of Cape Hillsborough Road, about 1km from the park entrance. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Australia. Check out our other articles on things to do in Queensland! Please explore responsibly! A wonderful place to walk on the beach with a huge variety of wildlife from the Wallaby, through to a huge range of birds. Visitors can camp and bushwalk. The Cape Hillsborough kangaroos, or more aptly wallabies, are one of the main reasons people come to visit Cape Hillsborough National Park. Low tide is a fascinating time to walk as there can be coral and sea anemones exposed in all their colored glory. At low tide you can proceed across the causeway to Wedge Island. Great place to chill out. Now you have the map! It is because this is one of the only places in Australia where kangaroos visit the beach! Orchid Rock is located on the left side of Wedge Island. Ok, so this one technically is not in Cape Hillsborough National Park or even on the same headland. And maybe the occasional grey nomad, puppy, or Blue Tiger butterfly. The track starts 300m along the beach, to the east of the boat ramp in the Cape Hillsborough day-use area. With extra effort there is a coral pool to be found atop the small island at the end (with the pine tree on it) great views back to beach! | Created with by Sculpture Qode. Cape Hillsborough National Park: A lovely spot for walks - See 89 traveller reviews, 136 candid photos, and great deals for Cape Hillsborough, Australia, at Tripadvisor. My man was very happy to relax and fish all day. The Andrews Point track is in Cape Hillsborough National Park, 50km north-west of Mackay, on the Central Queensland coast. And Goanna Brewing, Mackay’s only local brewery, is the perfect place to make this happen. The path is pretty straight-forward from here. Hidden Valley walk good to do at low tide to fully appreciate the stone fish trap, easy walk, could be made more challenging by walking from the car park. Turn left onto the partly-unsealed Mount Ossa Road and travel 15km towards Seaforth. But, if you are like us and just passing through you can pick up a mixed 6-pack of some of their beers for only $20 AUD. Learn about the different plant communities from signs along The Diversity boardwalk. Once reaching the end of Cape Hillsborough Road you will arrive at a little car park. Check the latest information and updates. This ruggedly scenic park includes rainforest, eucalypt forest, beaches, rocky headlands covered in hoop pines, and volcanic rock formations. Out of a love for travel, we met one snowy Christmas night in Estonia. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Thanks for wandering with us! You will see there is a resort/ caravan park there too. Breathtaking scenery, a beautiful beach with crystal clear water. We assumed (didn’t do our research) the kangaroos would visit the beach at dusk and dawn, but assuming this made us miss the Cape Hillsborough kangaroos entirely. Design developed by Boyd Blackman, a Butchulla and Birri Birri man, featuring the artwork of Elaine Chambers, a Koa (Guwa) and Kuku Yalanji woman. Wedge Island is located just offshore from Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park. The trail will start winding up the side of the ridge, taking you passed caves and through some forest. The Department of Environment and Science acknowledges Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land. On a very low tide soft corals can be found between Wedge Island and Orchid Rock. Dense rainforest meets secluded beaches and there's a 99% chance you'll see a kangaroo bounding along the coastline. Ways to Experience Cape Hillsborough National Park. Don’t be like us and miss this incredible bucket list Australia experience. A marine park adjoins. Access is suitable for conventional vehicles.