Cathu State Forest Mackay | Whitsundays

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Things to do

    This is a quiet retreat for people who like to relax and enjoy the bush. Go wildlife watching. See Ulysses butterflies, whiptail and agile wallabies and northern quolls. Take your binoculars and go birdwatching. More than 100 species of birds have been seen in the forest.

    Picnic or camp beside Pandanus Creek at Jaxut camping area.

    Go for a scenic drive beyond the camping area. Enjoy spectacular views over the beautiful Whitsunday coast from the Clarke Range Lookout, 7km from the camping area. From Windy Point, you can see Eungella National Park to the south. Mountain bike riding and horse riding is allowed in the forest.

    Horse riding

    Saddle-up and explore Cathu State Forest on horseback. Horse riding is permitted on open roads and tracks in these state forests.

    Please remember to ride safely and minimise your impact on these special natural areas. Take note of weather conditions before you set out and avoid traversing over wet or muddy soil to reduce the spread of weed seeds.

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