Newry Islands National Park

Newry Island, Mackay Area

Newry Islands National Park lies within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty and irreplaceable value. Pearl-coloured beaches, exposed rocky headlands, open woodlands and dense rainforest, all surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef—Newry Islands National Park is truly world class World Heritage.

Newry Island was once home to one of the earliest resorts in the area. Wander along the island’s resort trail past the resort ruins and contemplate a bygone era. Take a walk on Newry Island’s circuit track through rainforest and open forest. Vantage points along the way offer spectacular views of nearby islands and the mainland. Enjoy a picnic on the island’s western side overlooking Rabbit Island.

Camping is available on Newry, Outer Newry and Rabbit islands. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.

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Children are welcome.

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Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
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Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a haven in an ecological setting, providing budget to mid-range accommodation and facilities. The resort fronts Casuarina Bay with National Park on three sides, creating a secluded environment where you can relax, go fishing, or take a walk in the National Park. Wildlife is abundant and more than 150 species of birds and dozens of butterflies can be observed. Wake to the sounds of nature. Enjoy peace and tranquillity, fresh air and a sky full of stars. Discover the delights of being 'far from the maddening crowd'. Laze on the beach or by the pool, set amongst lush tropical vegetation. Watch the birds make friends with wallabies and kangaroos, and share the evening with possums. Throw in a line, catch a crab or simply relax with a good book. For stress-free breaks, bird watchers, nature lovers, photographers and artists, family getaways, paradise is within easy reach at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park.
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