- Address: Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough QLD 4740, Australia
- Phone: +61 13 74 68
- Area: 10.22 km²
- Foundation date: 1985.
- Opening hours: 10.00 - 20.00
- Cost of visit: free of charge
Despite its relatively modest size (only 816 hectares) and a fairly young age (31 years), the Cape Hillsborough National Park is a place to visit. Interesting landscape of the park, where harmoniously neighbors rain forests and rocky beaches with numerous reefs are unlikely to leave visitors to Hillsborough indifferent.
Park yesterday and today
In the distant past, in the territory now part of the National Park, there were representatives of the tribe Djuiper. Until now, Aboriginal huts have survived, which tell us about the lifestyle and traditions of the indigenous population of these places. Tourists interested in the past of Australia will certainly appreciate the opportunity not only to hear the stories, but also to see where the history of this park began.
In addition to the ancient settlements in the Cape Hillsborough National Park, it is worth looking at the current inhabitants - numerous animals and insects. The most common are birds, of which there are over 150 species, slightly fewer butterflies (25 species), mammals are represented by different types of kangaroos, sugar flying possums, wallabies, reptiles are often met with turtles.
The main feature of Cape Hillsborough is an unusual coastline, which was formed under the influence of volcanic activity of these places.
The most convenient way to reach Cape Hillsborough National Park is by car. To do this, it is enough to move along the motorway A 1. A good guide is the town of McKay , which is located 40 minutes drive from the park. Anyone can visit the National Park, as there is no fee for entry. Another plus is also convenient visiting hours: from 10:00 to 20:00 hours.
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