|View in front of our campsite of Cape Hillsborough National Park.|
|Amenities Block and Drinking Water Tap.|
|Despite missing half a back leg and having an ungainly gait this Lace Monitor looked healthy.|
|Leaden Flycatcher, male.|
|Bordered Rustic, open (L) closed (R).|
|Blue Tiger and Rainbow Lorikeets|
|Looking west on Smalleys Beach.|
|Pied Oystercatcher on Smalleys Beach.|
|Olive-backed Sunbird, male.|
|Cotton Stainer bugs.|
Details for Smalleys Beach Camping Area, Cape Hillsborough National Park, QLD:
Where: Turn off the Bruce HWY about 20 km north of Mackay, into Seaforth Road, travel another 20 km and turn right into Cape Hillsborough Road. Travel a further 6 km and turn left into Smalleys Beach Road until arriving at the campground.
Access: Smalleys Beach Road is gravel. The last couple of kilometers has pot holes. Camping Type: The campground is listed as suitable for caravans, camper trailers and tent camping beside your vehicle.
Fees & Booking: Book online or phone 13 74 68 before arriving as there is no phone reception at the campground. This is a very popular campground, even during the week, so it is safer to book in advance or you may miss out. $6.35 per adult.
Facilities: 11 numbered sites, sandy surface, most sites have a picnic table. Amenities: flushing toilets, hand basin, 1 drink water tap (town water). Fires are only permitted in BYO off-ground fire containers, BYO milled timber. We did not have Telstra phone reception. Sites 1 to 5 have views of the beach. Site 5 is next to the toilet. Sites 2 - 5 and 6-7 are open to each other. Sites 8 - 11 can't see the beach but are separated by plants and have individual, short, access paths to the beach.
Prohibited: No pets, no generators, no fires on the ground.
Caution: Dangerous marine stingers may be present all year round; most common October to May.
Wildlife seen by us in Cape Hillsborough National Park: Ocean Turtles (type unknown), Lace Monitor, Agile Wallabies. Cotton Stainer Bugs, Weaver Ants (Green Tree Ants). Mangrove Crabs, Sand Bubbler Crabs. Butterflies: Yellow Albatross, Blue Tiger, Bordered Rustic, Grass Yellows, Caper Gull, Monarch, Orange Plane, Clearwing Swallowtail, Purple Crow, Dingy Bush-brown, Green-spotted Triangle. Magpie Moth.
Bird List: Brahminy Kite, Whistling Kite, Australian Brush Turkey, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Bronze Cuckoo, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Bar-shouldered Dove, Spangled Drongo, Grey Fantail, Leaden Flycatcher, Helmeted Friarbird. Lewin's Honeyeater, Dusky Honeyeater, Yellow Honeyeater, Sacred Kingfisher, Laughing Kookaburra, Rainbow Lorikeet, Magpie-lark, Masked Lapwing, Spectacled Monarch, Pied Oystercatcher, Rainbow Bee-eater, Silvergull, Olive-backed Sunbird, Varied Triller, Rufous Whistler. Heard: Bush Stone Curlew.