We explore out to Cape Hillsborough. On the beach we see a couple of people racing around the beach with what looks like a trike base and a wind surfer sail, these were flying fast, thanksfully there was next to no body on the beach. We took a steep walk up to the lookout. From the top we could see a large eagle soaring the sky.
We finish exploring the Mackay Region with a visit west out to Eungella National Park. The township of Eungella sits approx. 1000 meters above sea level with a short, but very, very steep and windy section to reach it. We left our van down on the lower ground at the Finch Hatton Showground, we were able to secure a site just by the stream (it's a reasonably wide, shallow with a rocky base, creating a peaceful flowing stream sound). We were also allowed a campfire.
Out at Eungella National Park we were able to catch a quick glimpse of a Platypus, before some backpackers decided to jump in the water and scare them away. They didn't scare away the Turtles. At the chalet, which sits at the cliff edge looking down to Mackay, where the Hangliders lauch, was a car club of new and old Mustangs out for a Sunday drive. Out there on the grass, Cam noticed a baby leach crawling his way up his leg, thankfully he hadn't taken hold as yet.
In the afternoon we took a walk thru the rainforest at Finch Hatton National Park, walking out to Araluen Cascades, a very nice gorge deep in the rainforest. We took a swim, this was the coldest water we've swam in so far.