Cape Hillsborough is located on the east coast of Australia about 50 km north of Mackay. The way here leads past sugar cane plantations, which characterise the whole region. Winding roads lead to Cape Hillsborough, in the middle of the rainforest. We feel as if we are arriving in another world. Time seems to have stopped here somehow. This may also be due to the fact that there is absolutely no mobile phone reception here and you can simply concentrate on yourself.
Wallabies on the beach
The common highlight at Cape Hillsborough is the morning visit of kangaroos and wallabies at Causarina Beach. They come here at sunrise and it is a wonderful sight to watch the animals in the sunrise – when that is, you can also find out at the reception. At Cape Hillsborough the sunrises are beautiful by the way. The sun rises sideways over the ocean and casts a beautiful light on Wedge Island off the coast.
More things to do
On our visit this year we really only planned one night in Cape Hillsborough because we wanted to see a lot more. But this is a place where you can really stay longer. There are some nice hiking trails, for example to Andrews Point, from where you have a great view over Causarina Beach. There are also many other animals that you can watch very well.
Is it worth it?
Yes, it is definitely worthwhile to visit Cape Hillsborough. Here it feels like another small world, the place is peaceful and you can relax wonderfully.