Wedge Island and Cape Hillsborough Beach
4.4 km return
1 h 45 min to 4 h
Wedge Island and Cape Hillsborough Beach
4.4 km
Return

Walk
1 h 45 min to 4 h

Starting from Risley Parade, Cape Hillsborough, this walk takes you to Wedge Island and back via the Andrews Point Track, letting you explore the island via an isthmus depending on the tide. You’ll be walking along a quite scenic track with a bunch of lookouts that provide you panoramic coastal views, only to find yourself on an isthmus. From here, you can cross the isthmus and explore Wedge Island for a bit. The beach on the west side of the island may give you a different point of view whilst being more secluded than Cape Hillsborough Beach. Speaking of, if you time the tides well, you can actually go back to the start via C.H. Beach and make this a circuit track. Along the beach you’ll have a chance to see some cute little sea turtles and wallabies along with butterflies. Keep in mind that some of the lookouts may be overgrown and provide lesser views. Take extra care in wet sections and keep an eye out for strong currents. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Twin Beaches Lookout
Andrews Point Lookout
Turtle Beach Lookout

Places & Areas
Australia
Queensland
Mackay Regional
Cape Hillsborough
Cape Hillsborough National Park
Cape Hillsborough Resort
Great Barrier Reef
Coral Sea