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Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

We spent three nights here with our 5-year-old son, and it was a terrific place, one of the best campgrounds we stayed in so far. The cooking facilities were good, as were the bathrooms and showers. The grounds were well-maintained.

Our area was within sight of the beach and nature trails were right beside our campervan.

What made the palce very, very special were the animals. There were kangaroos and wallabies all over, and an incredible variety of birds and butterflies.

It's a great place. There is not much cell phone reception inside the resort, but right outside you can find reception in the park.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

The resort is 'a bit' out of the way but worth the effort in terms of the beach. The cabins are basic but fine for a short stay - although we met lots of aussies who had been there for weeks. Great place to spot roos and walabies.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

Loved this place. Stayed for 2 nights with our 4 children in a campervan. Lots of fantastic wildlife, beautiful pool and beach. Facilities fine.Picked a spot overlooking the beach. Favourite stay of our 6 week tour. Something for everyone.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

My husband and I stayed here with some friends for 3 nights. Staff on arrival were very helpful and cheerful. We were directed to campsites on the lower level right next to the beach. Our tent site was on the end which was OK but we would have preferred one further along the row. However as it was the beginning of school holidays there wasn't much choice. The amenities block was extremely clean and I believe has just been renovated. The laundry also was clean and well appointed. There is a camp kitchen which we only used for hot water but seemed very well appointed also. There are some lovely walks around the mountain and along the boardwalk and the view as you walk through the coconut trees onto the beach is just amazing. A real tropical island setting. The kangaroos and bird life were delightful.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

Our little beach hut was but a few steps away from the beach. Clean and tidy with ample cooking equipment in the kitchen. Laundry was easy to use and the staff very friendly and helpful. Really relaxing place to spend a few days just soaking up the sunshine, swimming and walking along the expansive beach. Great sunrise photo opportunities and it was especially fantastic to get up close and personal with the local kangaroos and wallabies through the park and on the beach. We enjoyed the Hidden Valley walk which was well signposted with interesting information about the plants the Aboriginals used for food etc. Would certainly return to this little piece of paradise.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

We stayed in a beach hut, and it was small, charming, but expensive for what it is. The location is what you really are staying for, and the walking straight from your front door is AMAZING. I would stear a million miles from the onsite catering, which means you have to bring your own, or purchase foods from the on site shop to cook in your kitchenette. This resort is down a long track and so there is nothing else nearby. The wallabies being hand fed at dawn on the beach is great, be sure you ask nicely to join in, and you will be permitted. There are wild kangaroos across the whole place, which is lovely.

I loved the location, and at the end of the day, you'll not want to spend your whole day in the accomadation.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

We stayed at Cape Hillsborough Resort in May 2009. It was a short stay of only 2 nights but it was one of our best weekends ever. The staff were friendly, helpful and the little huts fantastic!

We went in the hope of maybe we would see the kangaroos & wallabies on the beach. Not only did we see the regular wallabies and kangaroos, but Bridget (the resident Eastern Grey Kangaroo) met up with her girlfriends (the wild kangaroos that came in to see her on the beach). It was beautiful & we wanted to share a couple of our favourite photos.

Never will we forget Bridgets face as her 3 friends ran off into the distance, it was like she was torn & almost sad, but decides she wants to stay in the security of her resort.
How can they say that animals have no soul?

Ray & Sue

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park

Address: 51 Risley Parade, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland 4740, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cape Hillsborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cape Hillsborough
Price Range: $29 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A haven nestled in the forest, and surrounded by the beautiful Cape Hillsborough National Park - the ultimate destination to seek respite from the pace of every day living. Awaiting you is private comfortable accommodation and beach front sites in an environment of natural beauty. ... more   less 
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Cape Hillsborough Nature Hotel

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