Cathu State Forest Mackay | Whitsundays

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Visiting Cathu safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Cathu is west of the Bruce Highway, 72km or one hour north of Mackay or 51km south of Proserpine. Jaxut camping area is 12km off the highway. The access road is rough and unsuitable for caravans but conventional vehicle access is possible in dry weather conditions. High fire danger and wet weather can close the roads.

    Registered vehicles, including motorcycles, trail bikes and bicycles may be driven or ridden on roads in this forest. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, an organised event activity or a competitive event. The road to Clarke Range Lookout is 4WD access only.

    Conditionally registered vehicles are not permitted. The driver must hold a valid licence to operate the vehicle.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.