The Leap Hotel

The Leap, Mackay Area

Travelling north of Mackay along the Bruce Highway you will come to the township of The Leap. This site holds a past of great tragedy and significance in the history of this region.

Discover the legend of The Leap "A legendary and powerful woman named Kowaha from a local native tribe; committed the ultimate sacrifice in 1867. As a result of this event, the Mt Mandarana Cliff and Valley became known as The Leap."

The Hotel now stands as a reminder of this history and the legend of Kowaha. Visit the hotel and be captivated by the memorabilia and history of this region at the mini-museum. Visit the large monument depicting the historic event.

Overnight camping is available.
Mini-markets and live music are some of the regular events held at this hotel.


  • Car park
Bruce Highway
The Leap, Mackay Area

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