Hibiscus Coast Region

About the Hibiscus Coast Region

The Hibiscus Coast region is approximately 20km north of Mackay and includes four seaside towns; Seaforth, Halliday Bay, Ball Bay and Cape Hillsborough.

These beautiful hideaway coastal towns are popular with both locals and holiday-makers being well-known for their natural beauty, the laid back lifestyle and the friendliness of the locals.

Here you can find beautiful beaches, secluded islands, great fishing spots, swimming enclosures, walking trails with amazing views and markets every Sunday. It makes for a great day trip or weekend away.

Stay a few nights to explore everything the region has to offer.  There are great local motels, the camping grounds at Seaforth and camping and cabins at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park and Halliday Bay Golf Resort just to name a few.

Things to do

There are plenty of things to do in the Hibiscus Coast region…

About the Seaforth Region

Seaforth is a small beachfront town located 35 kilometres north of Mackay. The beautiful leisurely scenic drive to Seaforth takes you past beautiful and mountainous countryside. Both locals and visitors enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, great fishing, camping, swimming, browsing the markets and exploring the islands

The Seaforth township offers all the essential services including two multi-purpose stores that sell fuel, bait, take away food, souvenirs and supplies.

Other facilities include Seaforth Bowls Club,  Seaforth Community Hall,  public swimming enclosure, nearby public toilets, parks, playgrounds, a BMX Track, tennis courts and a well maintained caravan and camping area located directly on the beach.

Read about the history about Seaforth here. 

Tidal Swimming Enclosure

The tidal Swimming Enclosure at Seaforth beach provides safer swimming during Marine Stinger Season.

This enclosure is maintained by Mackay Regional Council and is situated in front of the foreshore shelter sheds that have tables, seating and free electric barbeques. Toilet facilities and outside showers are also located in close proximity.

The wearing of protective clothing when swimming in the ocean especially during the marine stinger months (October to April) is advised.

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Fishing and Boating

Seaforth is a very popular recreational fishing destination in the Mackay Region. Both locals and visitors enjoy the various fishing spots in Seaforth, making good use of the well-maintained boat ramp at Victor Creek.

The Victor Creek Boat Ramp is a four lane, all tide facility. It has a large parking area, toilets and boat wash-down facilities (take your own hose).

Seaforth has become a favourite destination for anglers providing great boat launching facilities in a central location with protection offered by an inshore island band and the outstanding fishing potential.

Boat Ramps:

  • Constant Creek, Seaforth
  • Victor Creek, Seaforth

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Image Credit: Mackay Tourism

Seaforth Camping Reserve

Seaforth Camping Reserve is located in region’s most picturesque settings along the Seaforth beachfront and is operated by the Mackay Regional Council.

This large campground is suitable for caravan, RV and tent based camping. The facilities include BBQ areas, electricity, toilets, showers.

The campground is littered with flocks of friendly ducks and other birds who spend their day wandering around the place, however the camp ground has a strict no animal policy. prices are as follows.

For fees and bookings visit the to Mackay Regional Council website 

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Image Credit: Mackay Tourism

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