Cape Hillsborough National Park

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Cape Hillsborough National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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View across the beach front and bay at Cape Hillsborough National Park
Nearest town or city Mackay
Coordinates 20°53′56″S 148°59′37″E / 20.89889°S 148.99361°E / -20.89889; 148.99361
Area 10.22 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Established 1985
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Cape Hillsborough National Park

Cape Hillsborough is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 837 km northwest of Brisbane. The park is a peninsula of volcanic origin, covered largely by rainforest; the maximum elevation is 267 m. The cape at the tip of the peninsula was named by Lieutenant James Cook during his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770; the name is in honour of Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough who was President of the Board of Trade and Plantations from 1765 to 1765.[1] The nearest major town is Mackay, about 40 km to the southeast.

On National Parks Day 2010 (Sunday, 28 March 2010) the Queensland State Government announced the addition of 204 hectares to the park.

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  1. ^ Beaglehole, J.C., ed. (1968). The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, vol. I:The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768–1771. Cambridge University Press. p. 335. OCLC 223185477.