A visit out to Cape Hillsborough National Park is a must if time allows. Although a slightly extended drive from Airlie Beach (approximately 1.5 hours), the incredible wallaby population that like to visit the beach in the early morning or before nightfall are an amazing site to behold for anyone wanting to witness these iconic furry friends in their natural environment.
The sweeping beach and rolling hills is another visually pleasing reason to make the visit, as well as some great bush walks exploring the coastline. Being close to Eungella National Park, it is easy enough to drop in for a visit as part of an extended trip venturing further afield.
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When visiting Cape Hillsborough and the incredible wallaby population please remember the following:
- Bring a camera– you will get some amazing photos
- Keep a safe distance from animals
- Step aside to let them pass if they approach you
- Stay on designated walking trails and pathways to help protect the animals’ habitat and our flora
- Observe the animals day and night – the change in behaviours is amazing!
- Feed the animals (this includes bread, fruit and veg, mars bars, muesli bars etc)
- Touch, pat or approach the animals, or make sudden movements. Please keep noise to a minimum
- Take close up selfies, or use torches or flashlights
- Walk through or amongst a group of animals
- Use drones anywhere in the park
- Bring your dogs or other domestic animals