Cape Upstart National Park Whitsundays

Flanked by sandy beaches, Cape Upstart is an imposing granite headland covered in a range of vegetation types from vine thicket to heath. Significant areas of beach scrub and coastal dunes are also protected in the park. The surrounding waters are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. An important meeting place—the landscapes of Cape Upstart National Park hold deep cultural significance to the Juru people.


On the coast between Ayr and Bowen

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Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • Tent camping