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


  • Explore the full length and breadth of this rugged park—from sandy beaches and rocky headlands, to shady swamps and cool rainforests.

    Journey type
    17.7km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1.5hrs driving time.
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.