After driving pass the turnoff so many times, made this a destination this time and so glad we did. Lovely staff at reception, owner more than welcoming and happy to interrupt his working day for a chat. And what a special treat to see the kangaroos and wallabies on the beach in the mornings and jumping through the park during the day. Lovely clean and tidy park with a kiosk and cafe and meals on Friday and Saturday nights, more than thankful after a long day on the road. Do yourself a favour and do it. Thank you for making our visit one of the highlights of this trip.
Beautiful and compact no frills accommodations, beautiful clean beach and pool. Not very crowded. Perfect for a laidback vacation with kids. Loads of activities to do on the beach and trails to explore.
The staff is just terrible! I’ve rarely seen such unprofessional people… I came to ask a quick question about the area and what I got from the woman who works there is “go and ask this info to your Airbnb, I’m not answering if you haven’t paid for a room.” I still can’t believe it! By the way the question was “do you often see wallabies around here?” (Because I stayed a few hours on the beach and couldn’t see any). So I was just asking nicely …. Anyway, now I know I’ll definitely never be a customer.
Firstly, we were booked to stay for the minimum 5 nights (which by the way, is a bit annoying) but ended up leaving after our 4th night due to the excessive amount of sand flies in the campsite! There is very little warning/information about the severity of the insects and subsequent issues following being bitten even when taking all precautions - skin repellents, burning mozzie coils, sandalwood sticks & citronella candles, spraying the interior of the tent prior to bedtime…you can’t see the little buggers!! Other campers also relayed their concerns about the sand fly issue. Attention needs to be given to this issue. Secondly, the ‘kangaroos at sunrise on the beach’ experience - what a let down. What a great marketing ploy!The ranger arrives, cordons off an area, doesn’t like you taking photos with flash and then subsequently feeds them!! So manufactured and very disappointing. There were 5 roos in total, the rest weren’t interested and took off (probably to the campsite where we got to enjoy heaps of them close up, all day, everyday doing their own thing). Don’t bother getting up early for this. Overall, the park is clean and tidy with good amenities and a great swimming pool with shade and slides for the kids.…
We enjoyed 2 nights here in our van. Park was quite empty and very quiet. Toilets are old but clean. Sandflies at times nearly carried us away. We enjoyed seeing the roos at dawn which is the reason we went there. Did a 1.5 hr walk over the hill but be warned, the tide affects it. We finished the walk at the beach as the tide was coming in so had to wade in it. If it was any higher we would have had to turn around and walk 1.5hrs back. It is a moderate walk with a fair bit pf steps and climbing. Enjoyed watching the turtles from the top. Would definitely stay here again.
A top spot. A great family-run caravan park, right on the beach. Lots of sun and shade. It has direct access to the nearby beach, with quite a few bushwalks starting right from the park or only 500m away. Amazing rock formations on the beach, great walks, and stunning sunrises. There is a daily sunrise ritual of feeding roos on the beach (run by Mackay Regional Council Rangers) which is a wonderful and memorable experience. SOOOOO worth doing, a real highlight! The roos are actually habituated rehabilitated macropods and so they also hang around the caravan park too. It's a frequent occurrence to pop out of your room or van to find a mob of roos lying in the shade of your washing on the line! There are also other bushwalking or cafe experiences just a short drive away also. So lots to do for all the family.…
We booked beach front cabin (double bed) with full kitchen and air conditioning. Clean and living area large enough to sit comfortably along with sitting on the front balcony to watch wildlife (kookaburras, wallabies) go about their foraging in front of us. Bathroom was quite small (no storage under sink for toiletries at all) Reception (after initially checking us in at a caravan site - we had no caravan!) was easy with instructions on how to park car near cabin and code to get in and out of park. Staff very friendly and laid back We walked at set time (reception lets you know) to walk across to Orchid Island at low tide, saw kangaroos in the afternoon and on next morning on the beach. Close to Seaforth (we had lunch at bowls club) and other little townships - hidden gem only an hour north of Mackay! Due to weather instability no beautiful sunrise dawn photo with kangaroos in foreground - next time! Wifi (for those who don't/can't switch off) is available near pool table at reception (telstra), optus is down the road somewhere at the local park.…
The perfect place to wind down- Tranquil - wonderful walks - great wildlife…turtles in the shallow waters, really lovely place…friendly and relaxed…. Brilliant sunrises. You can easily spend a few days exploring. It’s family friendly with limited on line connection…a great way to get the kids out and learning about nature.
Overpriced for the facilities provided…our cabin had no locking front door, the bathroom door did not close properly, the gas stove had no way of being ignited and the bathroom tap leaked. Average accomodation but pricey…. No WiFi available however this is was not outlined until check in.
This place is a little hidden treasure. We stayed in a cabin which while very compact it was clean and tidy. Amenities facilities were also clean. A great spot close to the water and well worth getting up early for the sunrise and kangaroos on the beach.