Cape Palmerston National Park Mackay

Rocky headlands, mangroves, swamps and sand dunes are iconic features of Cape Palmerston National Park. Photo credit: Paul Curtis © North Queensland Wildscapes

Be inspired: Coastal camping adventures for intrepid families at Cape Palmerston

Intrepid: fearless, adventurous, audacious, daring… If that sounds like your family facing up to a few days’ camping in a scenic coastal ‘wilderness’, read on! Photo credit: John Atkinson © Queensland Government

Ruggedly beautiful, this park is home to the distinctive 344m Mount Funnel and includes rocky headlands, a range of lowland vegetation, and beaches adjoining the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.


115km south-east of Mackay

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • Lookout
  • No rubbish bins
  • Toilets
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Highlights and announcements

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.