Cape Hillsborough QLD

Cape Hillsborough (maplink) came with fantastic recommendations from so many other travellers we just had to check it out.

The Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a top spot to stay, right on a majestically beautiful beach with wildlife all around you. It is also surrounded by the Cape Hillsborough National Park. We even had a couple of young kangaroos snoozing on the site next to our caravan – pretty cool. It was surprising to find the park was pretty empty.

A kangaroo sunrise

Up at 5:00am and down to the beach, with a heap of other dedicated campers, to greet the sunrise along with wallabies and kangaroos.

This is a daily event set up by the national parks ranger. He puts down plastic cones to separate the eager humans from the wildlife PLUS sticks Covid19 social separation signs down as well. The wildlife certainly turned up as well as a beautiful sunrise.

Summing up…

  • Accommodation Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park (website)
    • Cost per night$38.00 (@ 21-Oct-2020)
    • FacilitiesStandard type facilities
    • CP Location51 Risley Parade, Cape Hillsborough right on the beach (maplink)
    • Our rating/score8/10
  • Was it a nice town to visit? a beautiful location
    • Activities & places of interest the kangaroo viewing on the beach is great at sunrise
    • Would we return?probably not
    • Overall Score7/10
  • Summing upthis is a lovely spot but we left a day earlier than expected as we were bombarded by sand flies (AKA midges) and Merrisa was covered in bites.

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