Cape Hillsborough National Park, Cape Hillsborough

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Cape Hillsborough is a national park in Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.
The park is 837 km northwest of Brisbane. The park is a peninsula of volcanic origin, covered largely by rainforest; the maximum elevation is 267 m. The cape at the tip of the peninsula was named by Lieutenant James Cook during his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770; the name is in honour of Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough who was President of the Board of Trade and Plantations from 1765 to 1765. The nearest major town is Mackay, about 40 km to the southeast.
The park is located within the O'Connell River water catchment area and the Central Mackay Coast bioregion.
On National Parks Day 2010 (Sunday, 28 March 2010) the Queensland State Government announced the addition of 204 hectares to the park.
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  • Well worth the 40 minute drive from Mackay to spend a few hours at least. Good fishing for families, bush walks with spectacular views and a pristine beach for swimming, kayaking or SUPing. At low tid...  more »
  • We arrived at cape hillsborough on a motorcycle, and it was about 5:10pm, It was very quiet, we walked over to a tap, which was in the open area at the front of resort. We were approached by obviously...  more »
  • Amazing scenery. Rewarding walk trails to the lookouts. Definitely worth visiting.
  • So beautiful out there and the walk along the white sand was gorgeous l.

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